Temporary closures to impact Wildcat Staging OHV Area in North Phoenix

PHOENIX – The USDA Forest Service and Tonto National Forest will soon begin work on a series of projects designed to improve the Wildcat Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Staging Area located near the Cave Creek Ranger District Office in North Phoenix. 

This work is starting in April and will continue through May. 

The project includes: the installation of two portable toilets; restoration of three heavily damaged areas and installation of erosion control features; improved area information; signage and trail maps; and increased rider education patrols.

The public should expect some temporary closures of the staging area while these improvements are being completed. 

During temporary closures off-highway vehicle users can still enjoy motorized trails in the area by using alternate locations that include Forest Road (FR) 2088 (Powerline Road) and FR413 (Camp Creek Wash).

This project is being funded by the Arizona State Parks OHV fund and the Recreational Trails Program.  It is a cooperative effort between the Tonto National Forest, Cave Creek Ranger District, Arizona State Parks, National Off Highway Vehicle Conservation Council and the Tonto Recreation Alliance. 

For more information about the project or to get involved, please contact the Tonto Recreation Alliance at info@tralaz.org.