North Kaibab Ranger District announces winter closures

FREDONIA, Ariz. – Campgrounds on the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest will soon be closing for the winter season. Forest staff would also like to remind residents that the 2015 personal-use fuelwood cutting season will end Nov. 30.

Jacob Lake and DeMotte campgrounds

The last night to camp at these campgrounds will be Oct. 14. Campsites may be reserved online or by telephone at 877-444-6777. Both campgrounds are scheduled to close for the winter season Oct. 15. Information regarding cancellation policies may also be found online.

Big Springs Cabin rentals

The Big Springs Cabin rentals will remain open until Nov. 30 unless inclement weather forces an earlier closure. Campsites may be reserved online or by telephone at 877-444-6777. Information regarding cancellation policies may also be found online.

Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center

Beginning Oct. 17 through Dec. 13, the Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center at Jacob Lake will operate on reduced hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends only. For additional information on the Kaibab National Forest, go online or call 928-643-7395.

Personal-Use Fuelwood Cutting Season

Wood-cutting permits are still available to purchase for the 2015 season at the North Kaibab Ranger District office, 430 S. Main St., Fredonia, Arizona, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. All unused personal-use fuelwood cutting permits will not be valid after Nov. 30.

Permits are issued for dead and down (dead standing and downed trees) fuelwood cutting for all species. Permits are $5 per cord, with a four-cord minimum and 10-cord maximum purchase.

The district will resume the sale of wood-cutting permits for the 2016 season in May 2016, pending appropriate weather conditions. Additional information on fuelwood permits is available by contacting the North Kaibab Ranger District office at 928-643-7395 or online.

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