To provide for greater public safety and property protection, the Coconino National Forest is implementing a restriction on overnight camping in the Snowbowl Road, Snowbowl and Leroux Springs area. Camping is still allowed at designated dispersed campsites along Forest Road 522/Freidlein Prairie Road and at “Big Camp” along Humphreys Peak trail. Day-use recreational activities such as hiking and biking are not affected.
The Forest Order and Restriction Area map are posted at: http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/nepa/forest-orders/index.shtml
This restriction is in effect today until November 30, 2011 and could be extended, if necessary. Violation of this regulation is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor, by a fine of not more than $5,000.00 for individuals and $10,000.00 for organizations, or imprisonment for not more than six (6) months or both.
For further information, contact the Flagstaff Ranger Station, 928-526-0866.