Moon Meadows RV Park Activities
Big Lake Recreation Area
Located on the 2 million-acre Apache-Sitgraves National Forest, Big Lake Recreation Area is home to one of the largest recreation facilities, featuring improved campgrounds, hookups, and shower facilities.
Just 30 minutes south of St. Johns, this 17-acre ruins site was occupied in the 13th century and has been carefully preserved. Unusual features such as the Great Kiva, a catacomb burial area, stairways, astronomically aligned shrines, and petroglyphs provide visitors with a distinct view into the regions ancient past.
18-hole golf course in the high desert surrounding St. Johns, just a few minutes southwest of the community and open to the public.
Just minutes from St. Johns, this 1,180-acre park includes one of the largest lakes in northeastern Arizona. Paved boat ramps, speed boats, water skiing, and a small herd of buffalo that reside in the park make the park a unique destination for residents and visitors.
50,000 years ago, with an explosive force greater than 20 million tons of TNT, a meteorite slammed into the earth just a half-day's drive from Southern Apache County. The crater is 550 feet deep, 2.4 miles in circumference, and is open to the public.
Tour the breathtaking beauty of the Navajo Nation, famous for the "signature" southwestern scenery of Canyon de Chelle and Monument Valley, a favorite location for classic western movie producers. You'll also find the Hopi Villages, where artisans and craftsman display jewelry and the world famous Kachina dolls.
Less than an hours' drive north of St. Johns is the internationally famous Petrified Forest National Park, the largest park where visitors can walk among giant fallen petrified wood. The Painted Desert, adjacent to the Petrified Forest, comes alive with a brilliant palette of desert colors for a sunrise or sunset that you won't want to miss!
Home to the Anasazi and Mogollon people, the prehistoric pueblo lies less than a half hour's drive from St. Johns. Participants can help excavate a habitation that is more than 800 years old, alongside trained archaeologists. Guided tours and hiking paths include both petroglyph and ethnobotany trails.
Owned and operated by the White Mountain Apache Tribe, Sunrise Ski Resort offers 65 runs over three mountains, separate snowboarding area, cross country ski trails, and a special children's area. The resort is also open during the spring months for scenic viewing.
Sponsored by LDS St. Johns AZ Stake
A week-long annual celebration of the community spirit that founded this town. Sports tournaments, Junior Rodeo, Chili Cook-Off are just a few of the scheduled events that culminate with a Saturday morning parade of colorful floats crafted by local organizations, families, and residents.
San Juan Fiesta Sponsored by St. Johns Catholic Church
This two-three day event held each year in June celebrates the heritage of St. Johns. A barbeque, parade, talent show, and dance are just some of the events that bring residents and visitors together.
Apache County Fair
The County Fair comes to St. Johns each year at the end of summer. Rides, games, and contests are the bill of fare in this truly All-American event! Contact Milton Ollerton at 928-245-0377
Arizona Junior Rodeo
Held at the St. Johns Equestrian Center, this event includes all the ingredients that make for great rodeo: heart-pounding action, great food, and good friends that come together for this sanctioned event for competitors up to 18 years of age. Contact Clay Bond 928-245-0713
A nationally sanctioned 2-day event, the trials include dressage, stadium jumping, and a cross-country course. Points won by competitors can be applied to the Olympic trials. Contact Clay Bond 928-245-0713
Christmas Light Parade
Sponsored by the St. Johns Chamber of Commerce, lighted floats travel down main street in the early part of December in this annual event. A Christmas tree decorating event is also held in conjunction with the parade.
Apache County Historical Museum
The Apache County Historical Museum is home to a large collection of artifacts and displays that tell the story of the early pioneer families that carved a home in northeastern Arizona during the 19th Century.
Visit our City Park, Recreation Center & Swimming Pool, have a family baseball game at our Lil' League field, watch the horses train and compete at the Equestrian Center or stay at the RV Park.
The City of St. Johns and the Towns of Eagar and Springerville have active community arts organizations with excellent facilities that provide a number of fine arts activities for visitors and residents alike.