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2014 Fire Restrictions Montezuma Castle &Tuzigoot National Monuments

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Date: April 22, 2014
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?

Montezuma Castle Exhibits

The Sinagua, who inhabited the area in and around Montezuma Castle National Monument, created beautiful pottery and textiles. Many of the artifacts found here are on display in the museum.