Alerts & Notices

This webpage provides current and pertainent 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. 


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  • Critical 377 Fire Section Closure
  • Updated Rattlesnake Fire Closure Order May 7, 2018
  • Rescinded Saffel Canyon OHV Area
  • Bunch Reservoir Temporary Closure 01-17-599
  • Forest Order 01-17-598 Show Low lake Bald Eagle Nesting Closure
  • AZ State Highways 261 and 273 to Big Lake Area Closed
  • Temporary Closure Order 01-16-595

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