Alerts & Notices

Below are any Alerts, Notices and Closures that are in effect on Coconino National Forest. If you have any questions regarding any of this information, please contact the appropriate Ranger Station:

  • Flagstaff Ranger Station: 928-526-0866
  • Red Rock Ranger Station: 928-282-4119
  • Mogollon Rim Ranger Station: 928-477-2255
  • Forest Supervisor's Office: 928-527-3600


Additional resources:

  • Forest Orders: Regional and Forest Orders that restrict use or close ares of the Coconino National Forest
  • Road Status: List of the open/closed status of the most frequently used Forest roads in each District




  • Prescribed burns south of Flagstaff near trails, week of October 10, 2016
  • Pinchot Fire area closure, including portions of Cabin Loop trail system
  • Elden Lookout Tower construction
  • C.C. Cragin (Blue Ridge) Reservoir closure and construction
  • Woody Mountain Road closure and construction starting September 26
  • Ashurst Lake: low water level makes launching some boats difficult or impossible


  • Blue Ridge (C.C. Cragin) Reservoir road and area closure
  • Woody Mountain Road closure near West Fork of Oak Creek
  • Clints Well - FR 632 and FR 9033H closed for powerline installation
  • Cinch Hook Pit permanent closure
  • Fossil Creek Road Partial Closure (Indefinite)
  • Direct access to Cinder Hills OHV Area from Sunset Crater-Wupatiki Loop Closed

Public Notices

C.C. Cragin (Blue Ridge) Reservior: Parking, vehicle length, swimming

Restrictions on vehicle length, parking, and swimming in the C.C. Cragin (aka Blue Ridge) Reservoir area are in effect staring Monday, August 15, 2016 at 8 a.m. until August 15, 2018 (or rescinded).


Key Points

  • No vehicles over 22 feet long on FR 751 in restricted area southeast of Rock Crossing Campground.
  • No vehicles with trailers in excess of 50 feet overall in restricted area.
  • No parking except in designated parking spaces on FR 751 in restricted area.
  • No swimming within 50 feet of a boat ramp or dock.


Fossil Creek, Fossil Springs and Stehr Lake: Camping, Campfire, Day Use, Parking

Three Forest Orders are in effect from May 1, 2016 to October 1, 2016 prohibiting camping, campfires, glass containers, and parking without a permit in the Fossil Creek and Fossil Springs Wilderness area. Violators of these orders will be subject to citations and fines.

Key Points

  • A parking permit is required to park or leave a vehicle in the area.
  • The Fossil Creek and Fossil Springs Wilderness area are day use only.
  • Camping, glass containers, parking without a permit, and overnight use are prohibited in the Fossil Creek and Fossil Springs Wilderness area.
  • Campfires are prohibited in the Fossil Creek, Fossil Springs Wilderness, and Stehr Lake area.

View the full notice to view the official Forest orders and maps regarding these prohibitions.

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