It's worth the time to stop by both the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Payson Ranger District Office of the Tonto National Forest, two places packed with information.
The chamber is located at 100 W. Main St. at the stoplight where Highway 87 and Main Street intersect. There, you will find maps, a list of coming events, lodging, campground and fishing information, restaurant menus, recreation opportunities, and more facts about Payson and the surrounding areas. For more information, call (928) 474-4515.
On the east side of town is the Payson Ranger District, at 1009 E. Highway 260 -- about a mile past Safeway, on the right side of the highway. Inside the office/bookstore you'll find information about hiking and camping, birds, plants, insects, forest rules and special points of interest.
The staff also can help with directions and answer questions about fire danger. For more information, call (928) 474-7900.