Alerts & Notices

This webpage provides current and pertinent information about restrictions, closures, fire, safety alerts, and advisories.


Preparation and safety are of utmost importance while recreating in the national forest.  Please observe safety alerts and notices before your excursion to the forest.  Simply knowing the current conditions, closures and alerts prepares you for a pleasurable outdoor visit, free from any surprise that could deter your fun!

Rules and Closure Orders

In order to ensure the health and safety of forest visitors now and in the future, we ask you to follow the guidelines established to protect the forest and the natural environment. Long term and temporary closure orders & prohibitions are posted on the website, posted on bulletin boards, or located in the district or supervisor’s office. Alerts and Closures are posted below, as well. 

Regional and Forest Orders Map


  • Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on Campfires and Smoking
  • Incident Update: Horse Deaths on Black Mesa Ranger District
  • Show Low Lake Bald Eagle Nesting Area
  • Regional Motor Vehicle Code
  • 14-Day Stay Limit at National Forests Campgrounds And Dispersed Areas
  • Fireworks are always prohibited


  • Scotts Reservoir Camping Closure
  • Regional Closure Order - Fireworks, Explosives and Sparks