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

 

 

Alerts


  • Pivot Rock Fire area closure northeast of junction of SR 87 and SR 260
  • Mormon Fire area closure east of Mormon Mountain and Mormon Lake
  • Three fires being managed to benefit forest landscape
  • Parking permit required at Fossil Creek area

Closures


  • Critical Mormon Fire area closure east of Mormon Mountain and Mormon Lake
  • Critical Pivot Rock Fire area closure northeast of junction of SR 87 and SR 260
  • Sections of Arizona, Secret, Weatherford Trails in Schultz Pass area
  • Ladders bald eagle breeding area closure along Verde River
  • 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

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.

Glass container prohibition for Oak Creek Canyon renewed

Glass containers are prohibited on Forest lands within 300 feet of the streamside of Oak Creek, from the Highway 89A bridge at the confluence of Pumphouse Wash and Oak Creek downstream (south) to Red Rock Crossing in Sedona. This order has been renewed through December 15, 2017. For more information see Order 04-15-12-R: Glass Containers Prohibited in Oak Creek Area (PDF) in Forest Orders.


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