Alerts & Notices

Closures and Restrictions on the Tonto National Forest


  • Eads Wash Temporary Area and Road Closure Order Rescindment
  • Target Type Restrictions
  • Vehicle Off-road Restrictions
  • Pinto Creek Bridge Restrictions
  • Regional Motor Vehicle Code
  • Doak Road (Forest Road 221) Impassable
  • Bald Eagle Seasonal Closures
  • Special Restrictions for Occupancy and Use 03-12-00-18-329

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  • Critical Grapevine Group Site Closure Order
  • Critical Tonto Basin Storm Damage Temp. Road and Trail Closure Order
  • Critical Updated Telegraph Fire Public Safety Closure Order
  • Critical Davis Wash Closure Order - Potential Flash Flooding
  • Critical Update on State Route 88 (Apache Trail) - August 18, 2021
  • Apache Lake Temporary Area and Road Closures
  • NFSR 396 Temporary Road Closure Order
  • NFSR 143 Temporary Closure Order

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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Order will be effective on September 27, 2021 at 6:00 PM, and shall remain in effect until September 27, 2023 or until rescinded, whichever occurs first.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Order becomes effective at 12:00 pm (noon) on April 22, 2019, and shall remain in effect until April 21, 2024, or until rescinded, whichever occurs first.