Saguaro National Park News
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Saguaro National Park Resumes Aerial Treatments to Control Buffelgrass
August 2, 2021 | 3:31 pm
The park will resume aerial herbicide treatment to control buffelgrass in the Rincon Mountain District this week.
Saguaro National Park Lifts Fire Restrictions
July 9, 2021 | 3:08 pm
Saguaro National Park, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, and Tumacácori National Historical Park will lift all fire restrictions in southeastern Arizona. Due to widespread precipitation across the area, fuel moisture levels have increased decreasing the likelihood of wildfire. Additional rain is expected and fire officials have rescinded campfire and grill restrictions.
Saguaro National Park Resumes Herbicide Use to Control Invasive Buffelgrass
July 7, 2021 | 3:26 pm
Tucson, AZ – Saguaro National Park will join other state, county, and city lands agencies to initiate seasonal herbicide use to control invasive plant species within the boundaries of the park starting July 13, 2021.
King Canyon Trailhead Construction Project Beginning November 23rd
November 19, 2020 | 3:41 pm
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) in cooperation with Pima County, will be improving the King Canyon Trailhead parking lot and access to Kinney Road. The trailhead will be closed from November 23rd-25th and until further notice starting on November 30th.
Saguaro National Park Seeks Information on Cactus Vandalism Damage
October 14, 2020 | 12:15 pm
On or around October 3rd, multiple saguaro cacti were cut down along the Scenic Trail. Saguaro National Park Rangers are asking for the public to provide information about this vandalism incident in the Scenic Drive area of the park’s west district.
National Park Service Announces Additional Services Available in October
September 28, 2020 | 3:50 pm
Saguaro National Park is reopening visitor centers and fee collection with limited operations on October 1st. The visitor centers will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and daily hours are 8am-2pm.
Man sentenced to prison for weapon violations in Saguaro National Park
September 23, 2020 | 7:00 am
An investigation by US Park Rangers and Special Agents with the National Park Service (NPS) Investigative Services Branch has concluded in a prison sentence for a man who committed weapon violations in Saguaro National Park. Michael A. Romero, age 34, has been ordered to serve 18 months in prison followed by 36 months of supervised release.
Saguaro National Park Reopens Trails and Campgrounds on Mica Mountain Closed Due to Fire in Rincon Mountains
September 12, 2020 | 12:06 pm
Saguaro National Park announces the reopening of Spud Rock and Manning Camp Campgrounds and all trails closed due to the Mica Bowl and Spud Rock Fires burning on Mica Mountain in the east district of the park.
Firefighters Responding to Lightning Ignited Fires in Saguaro National Park's Rincon Mountains
August 22, 2020 | 2:29 pm
Due to the Mica Bowl and Spud Rock fires burning in the Rincon Mountains, Saguaro National Park has closed Manning Camp Campground in addition to the previously closed Spud Rock Campground as well as all trails on Mica Mountain east of the Arizona Trail to provide for public safety. The Arizona Trail remains open, however segments may be subject to short notice closure or hiker escort through the area, dependent upon fire activity.
Backcountry Trail and Campground Closures Implemented for Public Safety
August 16, 2020 | 5:30 pm
Due to the Mica Bowl and Spud Rock fires burning in the Rincon Mountains. Saguaro National Park has closed Spud Rock Wilderness Campground and all trails on Mica Mountain east of the Arizona Trail to provide for public safety. The Arizona Trail remains open, however segments may be subject to short notice closure dependent upon fire activity.