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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 ...

2018 Fee Free Days on Federal Public Lands Announced

The 2018 fee free days offered for recreation sites under the management of the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service have been announced. While many parks, facilities and services associated with these agencies are free, some require a fee. Recreation fees, authorized by the Federal Lan...

Forest visitor map prices go up January 1

Dec 28, 2017 — The price of all national forest visitor maps will increase on Jan 1. Current prices are $10 for plastic-coated maps and $9 for paper maps. The new price for both will be $14 each. The decision for the price increase was made by the national office in Washington, D.C. in October 2017...

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...

ORVLC engages lobbyist

The Off Road Vehicle Legislative Coalition (Coalition) is proud to announce that we have engaged the services of Kathy Lynch of Lynch and Associates to provide legislative advocacy services for the Coalition. The Coalition member organizations were impressed with the way Ms. Lynch worked tirelessly ...

Fall Weather Camping Opportunities on the Tonto National Forest

Phoenix, AZ, October 2, 2017—For Immediate Release.  Fee machines have been installed and are available to pay fees for overnight camping on the Mesa, Cave Creek, Globe and Tonto Basin ranger districts.  Timber Camp Campground, on the Globe Ranger District, and Burnt Corral, Cholla, Frazier Horse, S...

Draft Wilderness Inventory Map and Evaluation Criteria Available for Public Review

PHOENIX, September 13, 2017—  Tonto National Forest officials have developed a draft inventory map as part of the ongoing Wilderness Recommendation Process. The map is now available for public review. The Tonto National Forest (TNF) developed the final inventory criteria used to produce the draft i...

Badlands Off-Road Adventures to Hold Tire Repair and Hi-lift Jack Mini Clinic

This is the first Tire Repair and Hi-lift Jack Mini clinic we have been able to schedule since April and we have many people who have been waiting for the class.   This 4-hour clinic will provide you with the knowledge and skills to repair the most common tire problems and to use a Hi-lift jack sa...

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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