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, and the Palisades ranger station including 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.
Firewise is a program to help educate homeowners on how to better protect their homes from wildfire through fuels mitigation, building materials and awareness of contsruction deficiencies. The communities of Summerhaven, Willow Canyon and Soldiers Camp are all part of the Firewise program. For information regarding Firewise please contact your community leader.