Encompasses 12.5 square miles within the Santa Catalina Mountain Range of the Coronado National Forest. With a total elevation of 9,157 feet, Mt. Lemmon is bordered by the cities of Tucson to the South, Oro Valley to the West, and the towns of Catalina, San Manuel and Oracle to the North.
Mt Lemmon Fire Districts purpose is to provide structural fire protection to the communities of Summerhaven, Soldier’s Camp and Willow Canyon, as well as the University of Arizona’s Sky Center, Ski Valley, Palisades Ranger Station, and the organizational group camps. Due to the remoteness of the area, MLFD also provides emergency medical services, wild-land fire suppression, and technical rescue including; trail, snow, and rope rescue.
For information concerning paved roads and highways, access to dirt roads, locked gates, and weather conditions on Mount Lemmon, please use the information below. Note that the Mt Lemmon Fire District does not control gate access to roadways, this is done by the United States Forest Service.
The Mt. Lemmon Fire District conducted a listening session on May 26th 2019. A presentation was shown (which can be view by clicking the button below) and the community was asked to provide their input on the future direction of the fire district. A comment period will extend to June 15th 2019 for those who were unable to make the session. To submit a comment please email;