Swift Trail/State Route 366, seasonally-closed campgrounds reopen

Swift Trail/State Route 366, seasonally-closed campgrounds reopen

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The unpaved portion of State Route 366, also known as the Swift Trail, will reopen Saturday, April 15.

All seasonally-closed camping areas on the Safford Ranger District, Coronado National Forest will also open April 15. Twilight, Upper Arcadia, Arcadia, Round the Mountain, Noon Creek and Stockton Pass recreation areas usually remain open all year, weather permitting.

No campfire or smoking restrictions are in effect at this time; however, all forest visitors are urged to be extremely careful with fire, including cigarettes and other smoking materials. While camping or picnicking, visitors are reminded to be "bear aware." As the weather warms, wildlife on Mount Graham becomes more active, including black bears. Safety recommendations include:

  • Keep picnic and camping areas clean at all times.
  • Clean cooking utensils after meals.
  • Stow food and garbage out of sight and smell range of wildlife.  Use bear-proof food and     garbage receptacles where provided.
  • Wash hands and face with non-perfumed soap, and change clothes before retiring for the night.
  • Don’t take odorous materials such as lotions, toothpaste or shampoo into tents.

For more information contact the Safford Ranger District at (928) 428 – 4150, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The office is closed on federal holidays.

For information on recreational opportunities on the Coronado National Forest, please visit the Web site http://www.fs.usda.gov/coronado/ or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Coronado_NF

To make reservations at recreational group sites visit www.recreation.gov

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