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?
Both the Western Diamondback and the Black-tailed Rattlesnake call Montezuma Castle their home. This Diamondback was marked for our monitoring project. This multi-year undertaking led to new management techniques, including stopping relocation since this could lead to the death of the snake. More...