Payson AZ Resources

Helpful Utility Numbers


Century Link (Internet/Phone/TV):

Northern Gila County Sanitary District (sewer):

Town of Payson Water Department:

Suddenlink/Cable/Internet (Basha's Shopping Center):

Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District (water):

Road Runner Rubbish Removal:

Waste Management:

Waste Matters:

Reasons Payson is Quite Possibly the "PERFECT PLACE"


Average recorded temps in the Payson area (1940-2005):

  • Avg. Low 39
  • Avg. High 72.5
  • Avg. wind velocity 4.5 mph
  • Avg. annual precipitation - 21.5 inches


Payson lies in the very "Heart" of Arizona.

Just 80 minutes to Sky Harbor Airport, 90 minutes to the Heart of Scottsdale (Scottsdale Road & Frank Lloyd Wright.) surrounded & in the middle of 4.9 million acres of undeveloped Forest Service Land. Payson lies amidst the single largest continuous stand of Ponderosa Pine Forest in the World.


Recreation abounds:

  • Hiking - Payson enjoys hundreds of miles of trails in Rim Country.
  • Camping - Many Forest Service Camp Grounds & open camping throughout the Tonto, Coconino, & Sitgreaves National Forests.
  • Horseback Riding - The surrounding National Forests provide hundreds of miles of spectacular riding in the Rim Country Wilderness.
  • Boating, Fishing, Water Sports - Roosevelt lake (largest lake in AZ) is just 45 minutes south of Payson. (Roosevelt is annually one of the top Fishing lakes in the USA) Also several Spring-fed lakes exist within 60 minutes on top of the Mogollon Rim.
  • Golf - The Rim Golf Club & Chaparral Pines are two private Golf Course Communities, both ranked in the top 10 courses in Arizona.


Payson has been recognized as one of only 3 'Ozone-Free' areas in the world.


Payson exemplifies the Traditional Small Town "Atmosphere" which translates to:

  • Friendly People
  • Low Crime Rate
  • Minimal Traffic Congestion
  • Quiet & Private Neighborhoods
  • Excellent Police, Fire, & Rescue Response Time
  • Slower Pace, (Neighbors still wave and say hello)
  • More Quality Time with Family & Friends.


With the Mogollon Rim providing such a dramatic landmark to the North, and thousands of acres of surrounding mountains and continuous Ponderosa Pine forests, together with the Mazatzal Mountain Range to the Southwest, Payson residents constantly enjoy 360-degree panoramic long distance vistas of our beloved "Rim Country".

Payson Area Parks & Recreation

Payson is home to two beautiful parks to choose from. The first and oldest is Rumsey Park. Rumsey Park is home to two soccer fields, three softball fields, Payson Public Library and an outdoor basketball court as well as fun outdoor children's playground and several Ramada's to house large group picnics and activities. Rumsey Park is set among tall Ponderosa Pine trees.

Green Valley Park is recent beautiful addition to Payson at the end of Main Street heading west. The park is center-pieced by a beautiful man made lake that is stocked with trout for fishing. Outdoor concerts are held in the summer at the outdoor grassy knoll. Green Valley Park is also home to a War Memorial that must be seen and reflected upon. There also is terrific children's playground area and walking / biking path that surround the park.

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Payson Airport

The Payson Airport situated a short mile north of town provides easy access to the community for the frequent flyer. The lighted runway is 5500 feet and supports some 30,000 operations per year.

At the airport is the Crosswinds Restaurant for the convenience of aviators or simply to go there and check out the awesome views of the Mogollon Rim.

You can call Phone number 928-472-4748 for more information. The nearest Commercial Flights are just down the mountain to Phoenix, Arizona.

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Payson News


Blue Ridge Pipeline Update - Payson Strikes Golf Course Water Deal

Payson has struck a deal with two area golf courses that will not only help pay for construction of an ancillary C.C. Cragin water line, but that could also help recharge the area’s groundwater supply.
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ASU Campus Update

Washington Office Approves Direct Sale of Land for a University Campus In Payson.
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Campus Plans Pick Up Speed. Agreement on pottery shards another ‘milestone’.
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Payson Area Health Care

Of critical importance to any community and deciding on your place to live, is the quality of its healthcare system.

The newly expanded Payson Regional Medical Center, with a 24-hour emergency trauma center, with four operating suites. Payson Medical Center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and is licensed by the State Of Arizona, Department of Health Services.

Payson Regional Medical Center is your community healthcare provider; a 44-bed facility offering inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, imaging, medical, surgical and emergency care to the greater Payson area. We believe in the power of people to create great care. We're 115 healthcare professionals strong. We are a three-time recipient of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters. And we work hard every day to be a place of healing, caring and connection for patients and families in the community we call home.

The medical staff treats and diagnoses a wide variety of adult and pediatric illnesses and injuries.

Within the Rim Country Medical Community, there are specialists and professionals in most fields including:

Anesthesia, Cardiology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Family Practice, General Practice, General surgery, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery, Podiatry, Psychology, Pulmonologist, Radiation Oncology, Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Radiology, Urology, Chiropractic Care and Physical Therapy.

Emergency Services: Emergency Services area considered to be the finest in the region. We have experienced support staff and knowledgeable caring physicians. Our emergency rooms do nit experience the overcrowding and long wait times as you see in big metropolitan hospitals.

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