Land & Resources Management

Forest Orders

Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations 261.50 (a) gives each Forest Supervisor the authority to issue orders which close or restrict use of the of described areas within the area over which he/she has jurisdiction. An order may close an area to entry or may restrict the use of an area by applying any or all of the prohibitions authorized in Title 36, Part 261, Subpart B, of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Related Information

  • Road Status: Temporary and seasonal road and recreation site closures may be in effect due to weather, construction, or minor fires.
  • Quiet Areas: Scheduled seasonal closures to protect seasonal wildlife habitats and provide unique hunting and recreation opportunities.

 

Regional and Forest Orders

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Forest Closures

Forest Orders related to the complete closure of specific areas of the forest.

Date Order # Expires Title District(s)
07-17-2018 04-18-17-R 7-31-2019 Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project closure Flagstaff Ranger District
01-30-2018 04-18-01R 01-30-2020 Area Closure: Cinch Hook Pit Mogollon Rim
02-04-1991 04-147 Until Rescinded Closure: Senecio Franciscanus Habitat on the San Francisco Peaks Flagstaff
         

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Fire Restrictions

Forest Orders related to the restriction of campfires, stoves, smoking, fireworks, and other fire restrictions in specific areas of the Forest.

Date Order # Expires Title District(s)
08-21-2017 04-17-24-F 08-31-2019 Campfires: Mt. Elden area, Dry Lake Hills, Chimney Springs and Little Elden Springs Flagstaff
08-01-2017 04-17-23 08-01-2019 Camping and Campfires: Wet Beaver Creek Red Rock
03-10-2017 04-17-04-R 03-10-2023 Campfires, Waste: Verde River Red Rock, Prescott & Tonto National Forests
03-27-2017 04-17-01-R 03-27-2019 FR 89B (Angel Valley Road): No Camping or Campfires near Deer Pass Trailhead and along Oak Creek Red Rock
03-10-2017 04-17-03-R 03-10-2019 Stehr Lake (FR 502): No Campfires Red Rock
05-20-2015 04-15-04-R 04-30-2025 Camping and Campfires: Pumphouse Wash and Kelly Pocket area, south of Kachina Village Flagstaff
06-01-2017 R03-004 06-01-2019 Regional Closure Order - Fireworks, Explosives, Spark Arrestors Southwestern Region
06-14-2002 04-02-07-R Until Rescinded Camping and Campfires: Sycamore Creek/Parsons Trail Area Red Rock
12-21-2000 04-00-07-R Until Rescinded Camping and Campfires: Stage Stop and Dry Beaver Creek Area Red Rock
05-23-2000 04-00-01-R Until Rescinded Camping and Campfires: Mormon Crossing and Spring Creek Red Rock
01-01-1999 04-99-02-R Until Rescinded Camping and Campfires: Red Rock Country - Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, and parts of surrounding area) Red Rock
08-03-1995 04-112-R Until Rescinded Camping and Campfires: City of Flagstaff Flagstaff
08-16-1990 04-139 Until Rescinded Use Restrictions: Honanki and Palatki Ruins, Red Canyon Ranch Red Rock

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Camping

Forest Orders restricting camping.

Date Order # Expires Title District(s)
08-01-2017 04-17-23 08-01-2019 Camping and Campfires: Wet Beaver Creek Red Rock
03-27-2017 04-17-01-R 03-27-2019 FR 89B (Angel Valley Road): No Camping or Campfires near Deer Pass Trailhead and along Oak Creek Red Rock
05-20-2015 04-15-04-R 04-30-2025 Camping and Campfire Restriction (Pumphouse Wash and Kelly Pocket area, south of Kachina Village) Flagstaff
05-13-2003 04-95-161 Until Rescinded Day Use Only - Clear Creek Dispersed Recreation Area Red Rock
06-14-2002 04-02-07-R Until Rescinded Sycamore Creek/Parsons Trail Area: Camping and Campfires Red Rock
12-21-2000 04-00-07-R Until Rescinded Stage Stop and Dry Beaver Creek Area: Camping and Campfires Red Rock
05-23-2000 04-00-01-R Until Rescinded Mormon Crossing and Spring Creek: Camping and Campfires Red Rock
10-08-1999 04-99-09-R Until Rescinded Developed Campground Stay Limits/Prohibitions Forest-Wide
10-01-1999 04-99-08-R Until Rescinded Dispersed Camping Stay Limits Forest-Wide
01-01-1999 04-99-02-R Until Rescinded Red Rock Country: Camping and Campfires - Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, and parts of surrounding area) Red Rock
01-25-1997 16-0412-97 Until Rescinded Childs Dispersed Rec area Camping Restrictions/Nudity Prohibited Red Rock
08-03-1995 04-112-R Until Rescinded City of Flagstaff: Camping and Campfires Flagstaff
02-19-1991 04-149 Until Rescinded Inner Basin Area: Camping, Overnight Use, Horses, Livestock - City of Flagstaff Watershed Flagstaff
08-16-1990 04-139 Until Rescinded Use Restrictions: Honanki and Palatki Ruins, Red Canyon Ranch Red Rock
05-18-1984 04-80 Until Rescinded Camping, Parking, Off-Road, Boat Launch: Stoneman Lake Red Rock & Mogollon Rim

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Vehicle Use and Travel

Forest Orders restricting the travel and/or use of motorized and/or non-motorized vehicles.

Date Order # Expires Title District(s)
04-26-2017 04-17-07-R 05-01-2019 Bicycle Restriction: Red Rock Country Red Rock
04-15-2017 12-17-297 04-15-2019 Fossil Creek Road (FR 708) Closure between Fossil Springs Trailhead and Waterfall Trailhead Tonto NF
08-15-2016 04-16-12 R 08-15-2018 FR 751 and C.C. Cragin Reservoir: Vehicle length, parking, swimming restrictions Mogollon Rim
12-02-2000 04-00-146 Until Rescinded Off-road Vehicle Restrictions and Quiet Areas
Also see Quiet Areas: Forest Order 04-00-146
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08-03-1995 04-123-R Until Rescinded Watercraft, Swimming, Fishing: Lake Mary Flagstaff
03-10-1994 04-94-76-R Until Rescinded Temporary Vehicle Restrictions Road Closures - Forest Roads for Wet or Hazardous Conditions - Public Health and Safety Protection of Property or Wildlife Forest-Wide
02-19-1991 04-149 Until Rescinded Camping, Overnight Use, Horses, Livestock: City of Flagstaff Watershed - Inner Basin Area Flagstaff
08-16-1990 04-139 Until Rescinded Use Restrictions: Honanki and Palatki Ruins, Red Canyon Ranch Red Rock
05-18-1984 04-80 Until Rescinded Camping, Parking, Off-Road, Boat Launch: Stoneman Lake Red Rock & Mogollon Rim

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All Other Uses

Forest Orders related to any other use, including but not limited to glass containers, nudity, fishing, swimming, and climbing.

Date Order # Expires Title District(s)
05-22-2018 04-18-03-R 04-30-2020 Glass Container Prohibition in Oak Creek & Map Red Rock Ranger District
03-10-2017 04-17-04-R 03-10-2023 Campfires, Waste: Verde River Red Rock, Prescott & Tonto National Forests
08-15-2016 04-16-12 R 08-15-2018 FR 751 and C.C. Cragin Reservoir: Vehicle length, parking, swimming restrictions Mogollon Rim
06-08-2005 04-05-03 Until Rescinded Possession Of Alcoholic Beverages Forest-Wide
05-13-2003 04-95-161 Until Rescinded Day Use Only: Clear Creek Dispersed Recreation Area Red Rock
05-13-2003 04-148 Until Rescinded Use Restrictions - West Clear Creek, Clear Creek Campground, Wet Beaver Creek Canyon Red Rock
10-01-1999 04-99-06-R Until Rescinded Glass Food/Beverage Containers Prohibited Red Rock
01-25-1997 16-0412-97 Until Rescinded Childs Dispersed Rec area Camping Restrictions/Nudity Prohibited Red Rock
08-03-1995 04-123-R Until Rescinded Watercraft, Swimming, Fishing: Lake Mary Flagstaff
07-14-1993 4-90-R Until Rescinded Possessing/Storing/Transporting Trees/Plants Forest-Wide
05-10-1993 04-153 Until Rescinded Area Closure Rock Climbing/Rappelling Prohibited Red Rock
02-19-1991 04-149 Until Rescinded Inner Basin: Camping, Overnight Use, Horses, Livestock - City of Flagstaff Watershed Flagstaff

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Related Resources & Reading

  • Quiet Areas: Forest Order 04-00-146: Seasonal vehicle restrictions in the Woods Canyon, Pinegrove, and Rattlesnake Quiet Areas provide a unique, non-motorized recreational experience for hunters, bikers, horseback riders, and hikers.
  • Forest Road Status: Status of seasonal and temporary closures of major and popular forest roads.
  • Alerts & Notices: Closures, alerts, and other important information you should know before heading into the Forest.
  • Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM): Get a free Motor Vehicle Use Map and supplemental digital travel map from the Coconino National Forest. The MVUM shows which roads are open to legal travel by motorized vehicle.
  • Fire Restriction Stages Explained

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