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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 through Friday, August 29, 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

 

San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course
Archery 101 a - Cave Creek Regional Park
Archery 101 b - Cave Creek Regional Park
The Art of Camouflage - McDowell
Archery "OPEN RANGE"- Cave Creek Regional Park
Little Explorers for Kids: Dinosaurs - San Tan
All About Scorpions - Usery Park
Summer Night Ride Series- McDowell Competitive Track
Scorpion Hunt - Usery Park

Strange and Silly Saguaros - Usery Park - 8/26/2014
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park - 8/27/2014
Night Shredders - San Tan - 8/27/2014
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Early Weekday Paddle Exploring - Lake Pleasant - 8/28/2014
Macro Wildlife in the Water at Lake Pleasant - 8/28/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- Tom's Thumb Trailhead - McDowell - 8/29/2014
Exploring the Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross - 8/29/2014
Desert Awareness - Desert Knowledge - Lake Pleasant - 8/29/2014
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 8/29/2014
All About Scorpions - San Tan - 8/29/2014
Movie Night in the Park: "The Living Desert" - Usery Park - 8/29/2014
Know and Go Scorpion Hunt - Lake Pleasant - 8/29/2014
Scorpion Scavenger Hunt - San Tan - 8/29/2014
Rock Art of Spur Cross - 8/30/2014
Wet n' Wild Hike and Splash - Lake Pleasant - 8/30/2014
Desert Show & Tell - McDowell - 8/30/2014
Histroy of Water at Lake Pleasant - Lake Pleasant - 8/30/2014
Desert Nights - Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/30/2014
Sonoran Desert Simplified - San Tan - 8/31/2014
Night Shredders - San Tan - 9/3/2014
There's a New Trail in Town - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant - 9/4/2014
Homeschool: Macro-Invertebrates - San Tan - 9/4/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell - Wagner Trailhead - 9/5/2014
"A Look at Desert Tortoises - a Night Mover" Lake Pleasant - 9/5/2014
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 9/5/2014
more...


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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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