Flagstaff, Ariz., June 14, 2017 — Certain developed recreation sites on the Coconino National Forest are exempt from fire restrictions, which begin tomorrow at 8 a.m. across the forest. The goal of the fire restrictions is to protect public health by reducing the number of preventable human-caused wildfires.
Under the restrictions, fires, campfires, charcoal, coal and wood stoves are prohibited, except within a developed recreation site. Smoking is also prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle, building or a developed recreation site. Using a device that is solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off is allowed in areas that are barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet of the device. Fireworks are always prohibited on all national forest lands.
The following are all the hosted developed recreation sites on the Coconino NF which are exempt from fire restrictions:
On the Flagstaff Ranger District (listed in alphabetical order):
On the Red Rock Ranger District (which includes Oak Creek Canyon):
On the Mogollon Rim Ranger District:
For more information on the local ranger district in the forest please call its front desk.
John Stewart Managing Editor - 4x4Voice - 4x4Wire - MUIRNet.net Natural Resources Consultant - California Four Wheel Drive Association - http://www.cal4wheel.com Board of Directors - BlueRibbon Coalition http://www.sharetrails.org