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Several developed recreational sites in the Flagstaff and Red Rock Ranger districts reopened after being closed in March and April to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The Coconino National Forest announced the reopened sites on Twitter Wednesday, which include:

Sites within the Flagstaff Ranger District:

- Ashurst Lake and Forked Pine Campgrounds

- Canyon Vista Campground

- Lakeview Campground

- Pine Grove Campground

Sites within the Red Rock Ranger District:

- Cave Springs Campground

- Manzanita Campground

- Pine Flat Campground

- Banjo Bill Picnic Site

- Bootlegger Picnic Site

- Encinoso Picnic Site

- Halfway Picnic Site

- Call of the Canyon Picnic Site

- Grasshopper Point Swimming & Picnic Site

The recreational sites reopened Wednesday are the second round of lifted closures this month following the reopening of various Sedona-area sites on May 15. Other sites, including permit areas in Fossil Creek, are not targeting a reopening until the “latter half of June.”

Sites opened on May 15 include:

- Bell Rock Pathway/Vista

- Bootlegger Picnic Site

- Cathedral Rock Trail

- Courthouse Butte Loop Trail/Vista

- Dry Creek Vista Trailhead and trails

- Long Canyon Trailhead

- Mescal Trailhead and trails

Regarding the recent reopenings, the Coconino National Forest statement urged visitors to “do their part” by practicing social distancing, avoiding group gatherings, sharing the trails and disposing of litter.

A complete list of recreation limitations can be found here, which includes sites in Ranger Districts not mentioned above.

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