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BREAKING -- The Coconino National Forest has just announced it is closing recreation areas and day-use sites due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here is the news release:

Ariz., March 24, 2020 — Coconino National Forest has closed its developed recreation and day-use sites indefinitely to protect public and employee health, as

well as align with state and local measures already in place to lessen the impactof COVID-19. The vast majority of the forest is still open to visitors who want to spend time outdoors participating in recreational opportunities that support social distancing, such as hiking and biking on trails, and dispersed camping. However, the following developed recreation sites, facilities, and restrooms are closed.

More sites may close in the future, depending on the situation, as circumstances can change rapidly in response to COVID-19: Day-Use Sites

Banjo Bill Picnic Site

Bootlegger Picnic Site

Clints Well Picnic Site

Encinoso Picnic Site

Fossil Creek Area Halfway Picnic Site

Long Valley Day-Use Site

Oak Creek Vista Group Campgrounds

Chavez Crossing Group Campground Clear Creek Group Campground Dairy Springs Group Campground Elks Group Group Campground Long Valley Work Center GroupCampground

Moqui Group Campground O’Leary Group Campground Heritage Sites Honanki Heritage

Site Palatki Heritage Site V Bar V Heritage Site Rental Cabins Apache Maid Cabin

Crescent Moon Cabin Fernow Cabin Kendrick Cabin Single Family Unit Campgrounds

Ashurst Lake Campground Bonito Campground Blue Ridge Campground Canyon Vista

Campground Cave Springs Campground Clear Creek Campground Clints Well Campground

Dairy Springs Campground Double Springs Campground Kehl Springs Campground Knoll

Lake Campground Lakeview Campground Little Elden Springs Campground Lockett Meadow

Campground Manzanita Campground Pine Flat Campground Pine Grove Campground Rock

Crossing Campground Visitor Centers Red Rock Ranger Station & Visitor Center Oak Creek Visitor Center

Notifications to those who have made any reservations will be made as soon as possible and refunds will be processed. Visitors should mitigate resource impacts wherever they recreate by taking their trash with them when they

depart and appropriately managing human waste by burying it at least 6-8 inches deep and 200 feet away from water, trails and recreation sites. All Coconino

National Forests offices are conducting business and providing services virtually.

While being outside is believed to be safer than indoor spaces, visitors to national forests are urged to take the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s(CDC) recommended precautions. Members of the public who have additional questions that cannot be answered through the Coconino National Forest website can contact

one of our ranger stations:

Forest Supervisor's Office: 928-527-3600, then press


Flagstaff Ranger Station: 928-527-8279. Mogollon Rim Ranger Station:


Red Rock Ranger Station & Visitor's Center: 928-203-2900, then press