Where can I have a campfire during Stage I Fire Restrictions?

Crescent Moon Picnic AreaThe following list includes the only developed recreation sites on the Coconino National Forest exempt from Stage I Fire Restrictions. Note that campfires, and charcoal, coal and wood fires are prohibited at dispersed campsites during Stage I and Stage II fire restrictions.

You are responsible for extinguishing your fire out cold to the touch before you leave the site, even if a host or ranger is on-site. If you leave a campfire unattended (even if there is no flame, but it's still warm) when fire restrictions are in effect, you will be issued a citation that requires you to appear in federal court. The penalty for abandoning a campfire is a fine up to $5,000 and/or up to six month prison sentence. Learn how to build and extinguish a campfire like a pro [Vimeo].


On the Flagstaff Ranger District :

  • Arizona Nordic Village
  • Ashurst Lake Campground
  • Bonito Campground
  • Canyon Vista Campground
  • Dairy Springs Campground
  • Double Springs Campground
  • Fernow Cabin
  • Forked Pine Campground
  • Kendrick Cabin
  • Lake View Campground
  • Little Elden Spring Horse Camp (horse required)
  • Lockett Meadow Campground
  • Lower Lake Mary Day-use Area
  • Narrows Picnic Area
  • O’Leary Group Campground
  • Pine Grove Campground
  • Upper Lake Mary Boating Site


On the Red Rock Ranger District (including Oak Creek Canyon):

  • Beaver Creek Picnic Site
  • Cave Springs Campground
  • Chavez Group Site Campground
  • Clear Creek Campground
  • Crescent Moon Ranch Day-Use Site
  • Crescent Moon Cabin
  • Manzanita Campground
  • Pine Flat Campground


On the Mogollon Rim Ranger District:

  • Blue Ridge Campground
  • Clints Well Campground
  • Knoll Lake Campground
  • Moqui Group Site Campground
  • Rock Crossing Campground


Learn more about Stage I fire restrictions.