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What's closed, what isn't on the Coconino National Forest starting Wednesday
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What's closed, what isn't on the Coconino National Forest starting Wednesday

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Lockett Meadow

Lockett Meadow will be closed to the public starting Wednesday.

Six large areas of the Coconino National Forest will close to public access starting Wednesday at 8 a.m. due to extremely dry conditions and very high fire danger. All state lands in Coconino County below the Grand Canyon are also closed to public access effective Wednesday at 8 a.m.

Below is a list of popular roads and recreation areas and how they're affected by the closures. 

State lands closures

All state lands in Coconino County south of the Grand Canyon will be closed to public access starting Wednesday at 8 a.m.

Popular camping that will be CLOSED to public access

  • Pumphouse Wash off Highway 89 – Forest Road 237
  • Freidlein Prairie Road
  • Fort Valley/Schultz Creek area
  • Canyon Vista areas including the climbing area
  • Marshall Lake
  • Bismarck Lake
  • Lockett Meadow CG
  • Canyon Vista CG
  • Dairy Springs CG
  • Little Elden Springs
  • Red Rock Crossing
  • Kehl Springs CG
  • Knoll Lake CG
  • Blue Ridge CG
  • Long Valley Work Center CG
  • Moqui CG

Camping that remains OPEN to public access

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  • Double Springs Campground
  • Ashurst Lake CG
  • Forked Pine CG
  • Bonito CG
  • Elks CG
  • Walker Lake
  • Everything west of Highway 180 (Wing Mountain, Lava Tube, Kendrick Mountain)
  • 3E area off Lake Mary Road
  • Lake View and Pine Grove CG
  • Clints Well CG
  • Fort Tuthill CG
  • O'Leary Campground

 Popular trails that will be CLOSED to public access

  • Humphreys Peak
  • Kachina
  • Veit Springs
  • Schultz Creek
  • Fat Man’s Loop
  • Bearjaw-Abineau
  • Fischer Point and canyons below
  • Griffith’s Spring
  • Arizona Trail across upper Hart Prairie
  • Sunset
  • Lower Oldham and all other trails at the base of Mount Elden just east of Buffalo Park
  • Mormon Mountain

Trails that remain OPEN to public access

  • Red Mountain
  • Slaton Mountain
  • Red Rock Range District and Sedona trails
  • Mogollon Rim Ranger District north of state Routes 260 and 87
  • Keely trail system opened to non-motorized
  • Munds Park trails
  • O’Leary Peak
  • Campbell Mesa north of Forest Road 303 (Old Walnut Canyon Rd)
  • Kendrick Peak
  • Observatory Mesa
  • Buffalo Park
  • Fort Tuthill

Popular roads that will be CLOSED to public access

  • Schultz Pass
  • Elden Lookout
  • Hart Prairie
  • Lockett Meadow Road
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Environment, Health and Science Reporter

Emery Cowan writes about science, health and the environment for the Arizona Daily Sun, covering everything from forest restoration to endangered species recovery efforts.

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