Alerts & Notices

Closures and Restrictions on the Tonto National Forest


  • Reminder: NFSR 487 and 487 (A) Temporary Road Closure
  • Invitation to Bid - Land Auction - 17 Acres
  • Bald Eagle Seasonal Closures
  • Occupancy and Use Restrictions
  • Target Type Restrictions
  • Regional Motor Vehicle Code
  • Doak Road (Forest Road 221) Impassable
  • Special Restrictions for Occupancy and Use 03-12-00-18-329

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  • Critical 03-12-03-22-34 Bulldog Camping Closure Order
  • Critical Rattlesnake Cove Recreation Fishing Dock Closure 03-12-01-22-26
  • Critical Three Mile Wash Campground Closure 03-12-06-22-27
  • 03-12-02-22-32 Pinto Valley Mine Blasting Closure
  • 03-12-01-22-31 Box Bar Seasonal Eagle Closure
  • 03-12-06-22-37 Roosevelt Lake Seasonal Bald Eagle Area Closure
  • 03-12-04-22-35 Houston Mesa Campground Closure for Public Health & Safety
  • Amended - Apache Lake Closure - Lower Burnt Corral Campground remains closed

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The National Weather Service updates weather condition continually. 

Water Conditions

The Salt River Project Waterflow website has detailed water conditions for the Tonto National Forest's reservoirs and rivers which are updated daily.

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Public Notices

Target Type Restriction Notice



The purpose of this Order is to protect public health and safety from potentially dangerous and/or hazardous materials and to protect natural resources from degradation.


This Order will be effective on September 27, 2021 at 6:00 PM, and shall remain in effect until September 27, 2023 or until rescinded, whichever occurs first.

Payson Ranger District Special Restrictions for Occupancy and Use

Order and Maps


The purpose of the Order is to protect sensitive riparian areas and other Forest resources and values while organizing and managing recreational OHV use.


This Order becomes effective at 12:00 pm (noon) on April 22, 2019, and shall remain in effect until April 21, 2024, or until rescinded, whichever occurs first.