Corrected: National Forests, state parks remain open, restrooms closed in some areas

Contributed Photo/ Courtesy of Gussie Fick: Shaffen Woods enjoys archery hunting because it is relatively inexpensive, and it gets the entire family outdoors.

TUCSON – The U.S. Forest Service has announced that the restrooms at the National Forests in Arizona and New Mexico are closed to the public during the pandemic.

The Arizona State Parks website states that state parks and trails are “open for responsible use”; however, on its Facebook page, Roper Lake State Park announced the Island day-use and swimming area, all picnic ramadas – including at Dankworth Pond – and the visitor center are all closed. There are no kayak rentals at this time.

In addition there will be no “walk-in” camping available. Anyone wishing to camp must make reservations online at AZSTATEPARKS.COM, or by calling 1-877-697-2757. Same day reservations may be available.