This Memorial Day, many people will be traveling, firing up the backyard grill and the American Red Cross offers a series of steps everyone can follow to safely enjoy the holiday weekend. “Everyone looks forward to having fun over Memorial Day and the Red Cross wants to make sure people know how to stay safe while enjoying the holiday,” said Jim Gilloon, Red Cross Regional Communication Manager.
Kaibab National Forest managers would like to remind visitors and the public to use extreme caution with campfires and any recreational activity that could potentially cause a wildfire as the holiday weekend approaches.
The Memorial Day weekend is a popular time to visit campgrounds and picnic areas on the Tonto National Forest. While Tonto Forest Service offices will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, fire, recreation and law enforcement personnel will be on duty throughout the weekend to assist visitors, and provide for public safety.
The following tips will help visitors have a safe and enjoyable weekend on the Tonto National Forest.