All prohibitions listed in Order Number 12-13-043, affecting areas on National Forest System lands, of the Tonto National Forest, Arizona, dated June 14th, 2013 and signed by Neil Bosworth are hereby rescinded and terminated; effective July 17, 2013 at 0800.
Tonto National Forest officials announced today a closure of the Needle Rock and Box Bar recreation areas on the Cave Creek Ranger District, effective immediately. The Needle Rock beach area remains open and is accessible by Forest Road 413 (Camp Creek Wash). A 4-wheel drive vehicle is required for this road.
Forest Roads 20 (Needle Rock Road) and 160 (Box Bar Road) have been closed by the Maricopa County Department of Transportation until repairs can be completed.
Mistake Peak fire area closure to support firefighting efforts.
Tonto National Forest officials announced today a temporary closure due to the Mistake Peak fire which began on August 8, eleven miles east of Tonto Basin, Ariz. The fire is at 3,400 acres and 10 percent containment according to this morning’s update.
Pursuant to 16 USC 551 and 36 CFR 261.50 (a) and (b), the following acts are prohibited or restricted as described below on the areas and roads as described in this Order (depicted on the attached map hereby incorporated into this Order as Exhibit A (the "restricted area"), all within the Payson Ranger District, Tonto National Forest, Gila County, Arizona
Pursuant to Title 16 USC 551 and Title 36 CFR 261.50 (a) and (b), all prohibitions listed in Order Number 12-12-023 affecting areas, roads and trails in this order, all within the Payson, Cave Creek, Tonto Basin, and Mesa Ranger Districts, of the Tonto National Forest, Arizona, dated May 14, 2012 and signed by Reta Laford are hereby rescinded and terminated; effective 8:00 AM, Wednesday, August 8, 2012.