Forest Office Closure for Columbus Day

Forest Offices to Close for Federal Holiday 

PHOENIX, October 10, 2019 – All offices of the Tonto National Forest will be closed on  
Monday, October 14, 2019, for the Federal holiday.  Offices will reopen on Tuesday, with normal business hours. 

Cooler temperatures provide an opportunity to enjoy the Tonto National Forest.  If you plan to visit, please follow these "Leave No Trace" principles: 

  • Plan ahead and prepare 

  • Travel and camp on durable surfaces 

  • Dispose of waste properly 

  • Leave what you find 

  • Minimize campfire impacts 

  • Respect wildlife 

  • Be considerate of other visitors 

Know before you go.  Check the weather forecast and be prepared for changing conditions.  Use good judgement and basic safely precautions when hiking, fishing, camping, or on the water in the Tonto National Forest.  Recent heavy rains and flooding have left areas with debris and washouts.  The Tonto National Forest is still in the process of assessing and repairing damages. 

Campfire, smoking and target shooting restrictions have been lifted.  Please remember to never leave a campfire unattended, and make sure your campfire is cold to the touch before you leave.  If your campfire is too hot to touch, it is too hot to leave.