As of Friday, May 25th, state-owned and managed lands in Arizona are either under Stage I or Stage II Fire Restrictions or closures.
Closures are in place within Apache, Gila, and Navajo Counties, and Coconino County, south of the Grand Canyon. State-owned and managed lands in Coconino County, north of the Grand Canyon, are under Stage II restrictions.
Those areas are closed to entry for recreational use and no camping, hunting or off-road vehicle use is allowed.
Stage I restrictions fall within La Paz and Yuma Counties. Under those restrictions, campfires are allowed, but they must be within a developed campsite.
The remainder of the state is under Stage II Fire Restrictions. No campfires are allowed, no smoking unless it's within a vehicle or building, and no welding or operating acetylene or other torch with an open flame.
Target shooting and fireworks are never allowed on state-owned and managed lands at any time.
Tips before heading out - make sure tow chains are secure and your vehicle has been properly maintained. Sparks from dragging tow chains, tire blow-outs and other mechanical failures are a big source of fires along our Arizona roadways.
And remember, know before you go - check firerestrictions.us before heading out of town.