Pinetop-Lakeside is located south of Holbrook between Show Low and McNary along Highway 260 near Hawley Lake and the White Mountain Reservoir.
Pinetop-Lakeside is an incorporated community located in the scenic White Mountains of Arizona. Founded in the early 1880's by Mormon pioneers, Lakeside received its name in honor of the area's lakes. Pinetop derived its name from the nickname of a saloonkeeper who served the Fort Apache soldiers. The two communities incorporated as one town in 1984. Pinetop-Lakeside, at an elevation of 7,200 feet, is known for its extensive tourism and recreational activities.
Pinetop-Lakeside is surrounded by the natural beauty of the White Mountains, the Apache/Sitgreaves National Forest and the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, hunting and fishing are popular recreational activities. Picnic and camping facilities are provided throughout the area.