2014 Fire Restrictions Montezuma Castle &Tuzigoot National Monuments
Contact: Caleb Kesler, 928-567-3322 x227
National Park ServiceNews Release
For IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 22, 2014
Caleb Kesler, chief ranger, MOCA/TUZI, 928-567-3322 x227
Fire Restrictions – Montezuma Castle & Tuzigoot National Monuments
Effective Tuesday, 22 April 2014, the National Park Service at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will implement fire restrictions, comparable to those currently in effect within Yavapai County.
Superintendent Dorothy FireCloud will increase existing fire protection measures within Monument lands by restricting smoking, specifically:
- Smoking will only be permitted in vehicles.
The use of liquid fuel stoves is still permissible at the designated picnic area at Montezuma Well.
Monument lands are always closed to the building, maintaining, attending or use of a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal or stove fires. Additionally, the possession and use of fireworks are always prohibited at the Monuments.
For questions or additional information, call 928-567-3322.
Did You Know?
Illinois Pondweed, Potamogeton illinoensis, is an invasive species at Montezuma Well. Although the ducks love to eat it, Rangers must rake the pondweed out each week to avoid clogging the Outlet allowing water in the prehistoric canal to run free.