Offices closed Friday, November 10

PHOENIX — The Tonto National Forest will waive fees in honor of Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017, commemorating the end of World War 1 and paying tribute to military heroes, past and present. Forest Service offices will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2017, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. Offices will resume normal business hours Monday, November 13.

Fees will be waived at all day-use sites such as picnic grounds, shorelines and boat launches operated by the Tonto National Forest. Concessionaire-operated facilities, camping and campground fees will not be waived. Now is the perfect time to enjoy fall weather and this fee-free day provides an incentive for people to visit nearly 3 million acres of Tonto National Forest’s land held in trust for their enjoyment and use.

Tonto National Forest Recreation Sites participating in fee-free days:

o Apache Lake - Burnt Corral Boating

o Apache Lake - Crabtree Wash

o Apache Lake - Davis Wash

o Apache Lake - Lower Burnt Corral

o Apache Lake - Three Mile Wash

o Bartlett Lake - Rattlesnake

o Bartlett Lake - Jojoba

o Bartlett Lake - Yellow Cliffs

o Bartlett Lake - Bartlett Flat

o Bartlett Lake - SB Cove

o Canyon Lake - Acacia

o Canyon Lake - Boulder

o Canyon Lake - Laguna

o Canyon Lake - Palo Verde

o Canyon Lake - Laguna Boating

o Canyon Lake - Palo Verde Boating

o Roosevelt Lake - Cholla Boating

o Roosevelt Lake - Grapevine Boating

o Roosevelt Lake - Schoolhouse Boating

o Roosevelt Lake - Windy Hill Boating

o Roosevelt Lake - Bachelors Cove

o Roosevelt Lake - Bermuda Flat

o Roosevelt Lake - Grapevine Bay

o Saguaro Lake - Saguaro Del Norte Boating

o Saguaro Lake - Butcher Jones

o Saguaro Lake - Saguaro Del Norte

o Salt River - Sheep Crossing

o Salt River - Blue Point

o Salt River - Coon Bluff

o Salt River - Goldfield

o Salt River - Granite Reef

o Salt River - Pebble Beach

o Salt River - Phone D. Sutton

o Salt River - Water Users

o Verde River - Box Bar

Tonto National Forest joins other federal land management agencies in offering the fee-free program, authorized under the Federal Lands Recreation Act. For additional information, contact one of the Tonto National Forest offices during regular business hours or visit the Tonto National Forest website at

Tonto National Forest Ranger District Offices:

Ø Cave Creek Ranger District, (480) 595-3300

Ø Globe Ranger District, (928) 402-6200

Ø Mesa Ranger District, (480) 610-3300

Ø Payson Ranger District, (928) 474-7900

Ø Pleasant Valley Ranger District, (928) 462-4300

Ø Tonto Basin Ranger District, (602) 225-5395   back...
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