Current Fire Restrictions at County Parks and Recreation
(as of May 23, 2018 at 8 a.m.)
What can you do?
Be fire wise! Check out the latest info on local fire restrictions, whether on county lands or national forests, and plan to recreate responsibly. Respecting fire restrictions saves lives and precious assets. You can read more about and practice the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace, too.
Beginning Wednesday, May 23 at 8 a.m., the Harrenburg Wash trailhead that accesses Pumphouse County Natural Area and surrounding Coconino National Forest lands will be closed. This closure is due to recent area closures by the Coconino National Forest. Harrenburg Wash trailhead is located in Kachina Village, nine miles south of Flagstaff, off of Ancient Trail north of Jadito Trail roads.
All of Coconino County parks and natural areas remain under fire restrictions. Smoking outdoors is not allowed; smoking is allowed only in designated areas during events, or in enclosed vehicles. Campfires and charcoal fire/grills are not allowed; visitors may use liquid gas stoves only on improved surfaces.
Coconino County parks and natural areas’ trails, ramadas, picnic areas, and watchable wildlife sites/viewing platforms are open.
The County’s Parks and Recreation partners remain open; these include Fort Tuthill Campground, Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course, and Pepsi Amphitheater.
Q: Why are County Parks and Recreation's fire restriction stages different than the rest of the County?
A: Coconino County Parks and Recreation implements a fire restriction level that most closely matches that of the Coconino National Forest. This will take place even if the Coconino County Board of Supervisors (BOS) has not issued a resolution on county-wide fire restrictions. When the BOS issues a resolution on county-wide fire restrictions, CCPR will implement the resolution and may include additional restrictions unique to county park operations as represented in each fire restriction level.
Read below for more information on Levels 1-3 Fire Restrictions at Coconino County Parks and Recreation.
|Level 1 Fire Restrictions at Coconino County Parks and Recreation|
|Camping only in designated campground||Campfires|
|Liquid gas stoves are permitted only on improved surfaces.||Charcoal/wood grills|
|Smoking during events in designated areas only||Smoking outdoors|
|Smoking in enclosed vehicle||Chainsaws and other small motorized equipment|
|Vehicle parking on improved parking areas||Vehicle parking on grassy and forested areas|
|Level 2 Fire Restrictions at Coconino County Parks and Recreation|
|Vehicle parking only on improved gravel or cinder parking areas||Camping|
|Previously scheduled events to be approved by Department at least one week prior to event||Campfires or barbecue grills|
|Picnic areas closed|
|Trails are closed|
|Vehicle parking on grassy and forested areas|
|No events within unimproved areas of the park|
|Chainsaws and other motorized equipment|
|Level 3 Fire Restrictions at Coconino County Parks and Recreation|
|Parks and natural areas will be closed to public use.|