Payson Information and Services
The Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce (P.O. Box 1380, Payson, AZ 85547, 928/474-4515 or 800/672-9766, www.paysonrimcountry.com, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat.-Sun.) sits on the northwest corner of Beeline Highway and Main Street.
Payson Ranger District (1009 E. Hwy. 260, Payson, AZ 85541, 928/474-7900, www.fs.fed.us/r3/tonto, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., also some Sat. in summer) has outdoor recreation information for the surrounding forests, Mogollon Rim, Mazatzals, and other scenic areas; you can purchase books and maps.
The spacious Payson Public Library (328 N. McLane Rd., 928/474-9260) has Arizona and Western collections and a children's room, but only Gila County residents get free Internet; it's next to Rumsey Park northwest of downtown; you can head west on Longhorn Road from the highway junction, turn right on McLane Road, then left at the sign for the park.
Jackalope (234 E. Hwy. 260, 928/474-7081) sells both new and used books near Bashas'. Wal-Mart Supercenter (300 N. Beeline Hwy., 928/474-0029) has camping, fishing, and hunting supplies along with a supermarket. Mazatzal Casino (928/474-6044 or 800/777-7529) has gambling and a restaurant half a mile south of Payson on the Beeline Highway.
The post office (100 W. Frontier St., 928/474-2972) is on the west side of Beeline Highway, one block north of the chamber office. Payson Regional Medical Center (807 S. Ponderosa St., 928/474-3222, www.paysonhospital.com) is one block east of the chamber office.
Mountain Valley Shuttle (928/537-4539, http://mountainvalleyshuttle.blogspot.com) runs buses daily in each direction Mon.-Sat. south to Mesa and Phoenix and northeast to Heber and Show Low.
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