The Blue Ridge Reservoir boat ramp will be closed temporarily in order to protect the public from falling rocks landing on the ramp, apparently caused by extensive rains.
No vehicles or pedestrians can use the ramp as engineers with the Coconino National Forest work with the Arizona Game and Fish Department to resolve this safety issue.
“Knowing that the boat ramp is the only feasible access to the reservoir for boaters and that using the reservoir for water-based recreation is very popular with the public, we hope to take care of the hazards in the next few days,” said Mogollon Rim District Ranger Brian Dykstra. “However, it may take several days or a few weeks, depending on the extent of the hazards and the availability of needed personnel.”
Several foot trails provide access to the reservoir for hikers, and more information about the reservoir can be found online at http://tinyurl.com/8eqr9t8.
The Mogollon Rim Ranger Station can be reached by calling (928) 477-2255.