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  • Tucson Mountain District Roads Closed Due to Flash Flooding

    Several interior roads, including the scenic loop, are closed in Tucson Mountain District (west) due to severe storms and flash flooding on August 26th. Roads will remain closed until further notice. Check the park's facebook page for updated information More »

  • Labor Day Run - Rincon Mountain District Road Closure - Sept. 1st

    Due to the Annual Labor Day Run, Saguaro National Park's Rincon Mountain District Loop Drive will be closed from 4:00am to approx 10:30am on Sept. 1, 2014. Please be advised of vehicle congestion along roadsides when approaching the park during this time. More »

Fire Updates

Rincon Mountain District Wildfires

Deer Head Fire on July 26, 2014.  Fire staying low to ground with mild fire behavior

Deer Head Fire, July 26, 2014, NPS Photo by Jason Thivener

Saguaro National Park 24-hr Fire Info Hotline (recorded message): (520) 733-5150

The 1,097 acre lightning-ignited Deer Head Fire was first detected on July 24, 2014. It was contained on Aug 15. Fire info, maps, and photos are available on Inciweb.

The 30 acre lightning-ignited Jackalope Fire was first detected on July 31, 2014. It was contained on August 2. Fire info, maps, and photos are available on Inciweb.

News Releases
Wildfire Prevention is all our responsibility

  • Campfires are permitted only in picnic areas where fire grates are provided. Fires must never be left unattended and must be completely extinguished upon departure. If it's too hot to touch, it's too hot to leave! Stir, drown, and repeat until cold.
  • If you smoke, please practice Leave No Trace principles by packing out cigarette butts.
  • Use and possession of fireworks if prohibited year-round.

Tips for Enjoying the Outdoors Safely During Fire Season

Saguaro National Park 24-hr Fire Info Hotline (recorded message): (520) 733-5150

Saguaro National Park Fire Information on Inciweb

News Releases

@NPSFireSW Twitter Updates

AZ Fire Information and Restrictions

@wildlandfireAZ Twitter List with #AZFire Updates

Inciweb Updates for Large Fires in Arizona

Maps & Wildland Fire Data in Google Earth

Frequently Asked Questions

Saguaro National Park Fire Management

Did You Know?


Buffelgrass burns at 1300-1600 F, hot enough to melt aluminum and the fire can travel near the speed of the wind. Even in moderate weather, it can travel at 2-3 mph with 12-18 ft flame lengths, making it a real threat to the lives of firefighters