About Bonita Creek Established 1975
Today, the community has many full time and part time residents that enjoy the cool weather, fresh air and an overall wonderful place to get a way!
Our community and history of Bonita Creek, is named after that very creek that begins as a spring two miles up the Bonita Canyon. This is one of only a few perennial streams that emerges above the limestone layer off the Mogollon Rim.
Tonto National Forest
At over 2.9 million acres, the Tonto National Forest is the largest national forest in Arizona, and the seventh largest national forest among 154 USDA National Forests.
The Tonto features some of the most rugged and inherently beautiful land in the country. Sonoran Desert cacti and flat lands slowly give way to the highlands of the Mogollon Rim. This variety in vegetation and range in altitude, from 1,300 to 7900 feet, offers outstanding recreational opportunities throughout the year, whether it's lake beaches or cool pine forest.
Payson, AZ Established 1882
Bonita Creek is approximately 30 minutes North East from Payson, AZ. Payson is known to many as the "Heart of Arizona, is true American Hometown with deep traditions and beauty in all directions. you do not have to look far to find something exciting to do in this close-knit community. There are outdoor adventures and hometown events happening year round, and the weather allows for fun in all four seasons.