In addition to boat season getting started this month, we’re also entering wildfire season here in Arizona. We all need to do our part to protect our beautiful desert oasis at Roosevelt Lake, and respect the fire restrictions issued by the Forest Service this week.
Here are the details of the fire restrictions issued by the Forest Service for the Tonto National Forest, and therefore the restrictions apply to Roosevelt Lake Marina campground and the surrounding area.
from 2017 May 23 8 a.m. until rescinded
Fire officials will implement fire restrictions for the Tonto National Forest beginning at 8 a.m., Tuesday May 23, 2017. Most types of fire or fire-causing activities are prohibited across the entire Tonto National Forest.
Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire or charcoal-burning device is prohibited outside of metal fire rings and metal pedestal grills provided by the Forest Service in developed recreation sites (see attached list). The use of petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns, and heating devices are allowed.
Restrictions also apply to operating internal combustion power tools, using welding equipment or torches with open flames, operating combustion engines without spark-arresting devices in effective working order and meeting either USDA or SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) standards.
Discharging a firearm is prohibited, except for taking game in accordance with Arizona hunting laws.
Smoking is prohibited except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or a developed recreation site. Please deposit the remains in an ashtray or inside a building. Do not toss or discard on the ground.
Fireworks and the use of exploding targets are always prohibited on the Forest.
Violation of these fire restrictions is punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 and imprisonment for up to six months.