Alerts & Notices

Closures and Restrictions on the Tonto National Forest


  • Stage 2 Fire Restrictions effective June 11, 2021
  • Horton Spring Threatened Species Closure
  • State Route 88 (Apache Trail) is partially closed
  • Occupancy and Use Restrictions
  • Vehicle Off-road Restrictions
  • Pinto Creek Bridge Restrictions
  • Regional Motor Vehicle Code
  • Doak Road (Forest Road 221) Impassable

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  • Critical Emergency Area Closure: Backbone Fire
  • Critical Telegraph Fire Closure Expanded
  • Critical Davis Wash Closure Order - Potential Flash Flooding
  • Temporary Road Closure - National Forest System Road 708
  • Temporary Road Closure - National Forest System Road 80
  • Rattlesnake Cove Fishing Dock Closure
  • Closure - Forest Roads & Land Near Pinto Valley Mine
  • Pinto Seasonal Bald Eagle Closure

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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

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becomes effective at 12:00 pm (noon) on April 22, 2019, and shall remain in effect until April 21, 2024, or until rescinded, whichever occurs first.