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Coconino National Forest designates fee-free days for 2019

SEDONA, Ariz., Dec. 14, 2018— The Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest will waive fees associated with many recreation sites and amenities on New Year’s Day (Jan. 1), as well as many other days throughout 2019.  As part of this nationwide event, fees will be waived for all Red R...

Forest Service seeks public input on Fossil Creek CRMP

CAMP VERDE, Ariz., Nov. 30, 2018 — In an effort to best manage the Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River and meet the requirements of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the Coconino and Tonto national forests are releasing a Notice of Availability of a draft comprehensive river management plan (CRMP) and ...

Coconino NF to close high-risk areas due to fire danger

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., May 18, 2018 – Coconino National Forest will temporarily close six large areas to public access beginning Wednesday (May 23) at 8 a.m. due to fire danger and for public safety. Areas outside of the closures will remain in Stage 2 Fire Restrictions. Of these areas, four are located...

Coconino NF to implement Stage 1 fire restrictions across entire forest beginning Friday

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., April 23, 2018 — In an effort to protect public health by reducing the number of preventable human-caused wildfires, Stage 1 campfire and smoking restrictions will be implemented across the entire Coconino National Forest starting Friday (April 27) at 8 a.m. Under Stage 1 restrict...

Coconino NF to publish revised Motor Vehicle Use Maps

Free electronic maps available for download FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., April 6, 2018 — The Coconino National Forest will be issuing a revised, free Motor Vehicle Use Map on April 15 that shows all of the roads, trails and areas open to motor vehicle use on the Forest. The Motor Vehicle Use Map is re-issued...

Red Rock Ranger District begins Soldier Pass vehicle permit

SEDONA, Ariz., March 16, 2018 — People wanting to drive off-road vehicles in the red rocks of Sedona will be able to get a permit for motorized use of Soldier Pass road when the web-based permit system goes live on April 2. and the permits go into effect April 5. A total of 12 personally-owned vehi...

Seasonal road closures to take effect as weather changes

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Jan. 18, 2018 — As winter weather conditions approach and the chance for snow increases, the Flagstaff Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest will be closing a number of forest roads beginning tomorrow for the safety of visitors and to protect forest roads. Each year the ...

Ladders area along Verde River closed to protect bald eagles

Camp Verde, Ariz., Nov. 21, 2017 - The Forest Service is temporarily closing the Ladders bald eagle breeding area along the Verde River beginning Dec. 1 for approximately seven months in order to reduce disturbance to eagles during their nesting season. The possible consequences of people disturbin...

Fall colors arrive in Coconino National Forest

Vehicle access to Lockett Meadow to be managed; many other locations available for fall color viewing across national forest Flagstaff, Arizona — As fall colors arrive in Coconino National Forest, visitors often scramble for spots to view the spectacular reds, oranges and yellows that this season b...

Reservoir closes for season

Clints Well, Ariz., Sep. 6, 2017 — The main forest road leading to C.C. Cragin (aka Blue Ridge) reservoir is closed for public safety because construction traffic is using the road. Forest Road 751 is closed to vehicles at Rock Crossing campground as more improvements are made to the boat ramp by t...
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