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 Regional and Forest Orders Map
14-Day Stay Limit in 30-Day Period on Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
Date(s): May 24, 2022 - May 17, 2025
Prohibited in Big Lake Recreation Area - Storing or Possessing Food or Refuse
Date(s): Feb 25, 2022 - Jan 31, 2025
Fireworks are always prohibited
Date(s): Apr 25, 2014
Regional Closure Order - Fireworks, Explosives and Sparks
Date(s): May 30, 2023 - May 31, 2026
Woods Canyon Lake Area And Trail Closure Order Number: 03-01-05-23-06
Date(s): May 15, 2023 - Aug 31, 2023
Guidance on the Prohibition of Scattering Ashes and Erecting Memorials
It is Forest Service policy to not permit the placement of memorials, monuments, shrines or items of remembrance on our shared lands. Existing permitting authorities do not provide for the permanent use of the NFS land.
Horse Deaths on the Black Mesa Ranger District
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests provided results from the initial investigation of horse deaths. The ASNF continued the investigation based on a tip from the public about a possible 5th deceased horse.