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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 through Thursday, August 28, 2014
Maricopa County's regional parks will initiate the annual fire ban. This includes banning the use of all
campfire, fire pits and charcoal grills; however, it is still acceptable to use gas/propane grills in designated areas such as the ramada areas, semi-developed and developed camping sites, and along the shoreline at Lake Pleasant Regional Park.
If the parks do not receive ample rain during the monsoon season, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department
may extend the fire ban to protect the parks resources and ensure visitor safety. To learn more, click here.

Call Before You Go
Before you ride or drive, always contact the appropriate land manager to check on route closures, fire danger, local conditions, special permits/permission, OHV policy, and maps of route and area information.

Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administers over 12 million surface acres of public lands in Arizona for a variety of uses, including recreation, and to protect the natural resources of the land. There are field offices throughout the state that provide on-the-ground field management. Visit the BLM Arizona at www.blm.gov/az/st/en.html.

  • BLM Arizona State Office: (602) 417-9200
  • Arizona Strip Field Office: (435) 688-3200
  • Lake Havasu Field Office: (928) 505-1200
  • Kingman Field Office: (928) 718-3700
  • Yuma Field Office: (928) 317-3200
  • Safford Field Office: (928) 348-4400
  • Tucson Field Office: (520) 258-7200
  • Hassayampa Field Office: (623) 580-5500
  • Lower Sonoran Field Office: (623) 580-5500

National Forests
Each of the state’s National Forests has primitive, minimally maintained routes available for OHV use. Always call to check on fire danger, local conditions, and OHV policy. Avoid wet roads. Visit the USDA Forest Service at www.fs.fed.us.

  • Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest: (928) 333-4301
    Alpine Ranger District*: (928) 339-4384
    Black Mesa Ranger District*: (928) 535-4481
    Clifton Ranger District: (928) 687-1301
    Lakeside Ranger District*: (928) 368-5111
    Springerville Ranger District*: (928) 333-4372
  • Coconino National Forest: (928) 527-3600
    Happy Jack Information Center: (928) 477-2172
    Mogollon Rim Ranger District: (928) 477-2255
    Mormon Lake Ranger District*: (928) 774-1147
    Peaks Ranger District*: (928) 526-0866
    Red Rock Ranger District: (928) 282-4119
    South Gateway Visitor Center: (928) 284-5323
  • Coronado National Forest: (520) 388-8300
    Douglas Ranger District: (520) 364-3468
    Nogales Ranger District : (520) 281-2296
    Safford Ranger District: (520) 428-4150
    Santa Catalina Ranger District: (520) 749-8700
    Sierra Vista Ranger District: (520) 378-0311
  • Kaibab National Forest: (928) 635-8200
    North Kaibab Ranger District*: (928) 643-7395
    Tusayan Ranger District: (928) 638-2443
    Williams Ranger District: (928) 635-5600
  • Prescott National Forest: (928) 443-8000
    Bradshaw Ranger District: (928) 443-8000
    Chino Valley Ranger District: (928) 777-2200
    Verde Ranger District: (928) 567-4121
  • Tonto National Forest: (602) 225-5200
    Cave Creek Ranger District: (480) 595-3300
    Globe Ranger District: (928) 402-6200
    Mesa Ranger District: (480) 610-3300
    Payson Ranger District: (928) 474-7900
    Pleasant Valley Ranger District: (928) 462-4300
    Tonto Basin Ranger District: (928) 467-3200

*Districts with snowmobile opportunities

 

Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross
Sonoran Story and Craft Time: Just for Kids - San Tan
Sensational Slithering Summer Saturday Series at Estrella Mountain Regional Park
Family Movie: Rango - White Tank Mtn.
Archery 101 - Usery Park

All About Kayaking - Usery Park - 8/6/2014
Night Shredders - San Tan - 8/6/2014
Nature Walk to Nursery Tank - McDowell - 8/7/2014
Homeschool: Water Wise - San Tan - 8/7/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell - Wagner Trailhead - 8/8/2014
Lake Pleasant and the Central Arizona Project Connection - Lake Pleasant - 8/8/2014
Water Crisis in Arizona? - Usery Park - 8/8/2014
Water Follies: A Discussion about Water Use in the Desert - San Tan - 8/8/2014
"Monsoon Madness!" - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/8/2014
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 8/8/2014
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 8/8/2014
Desert Nights - Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/8/2014
Family Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 8/8/2014
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 8/9/2014
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course - 8/9/2014
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course - 8/9/2014
Bird Walk with Sonoran Audubon Society - Estrella - 8/9/2014
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/9/2014
Sensational Slithering Summer Saturday Series at Estrella Mountain Regional Park - 8/9/2014
Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/9/2014
All About Gila Monsters - San Tan - 8/9/2014
Snake Feeding - McDowell - 8/9/2014
Reptile Feeding - San Tan - 8/9/2014
Prickly Pear Cactus: The Big Taste - San Tan - 8/9/2014
Adult Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 8/9/2014
more...


General Park Hours
Sun-Thu: 6am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 6am-10pm
- 365 days a year 

Headquarters Admin Hours
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm
except holidays 

Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Dept.
The Headquarter Administrative Offices are located at:
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
Unit Operations Center

Morristown, AZ 85342
Ph: 602-506-2930 or (928) 501-9200
Fax: (602)372-8596
maricopacountyparks@mail.maricopa.gov

 
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