Blue Ridge Reservoir And Fr751 Closed Starting Friday

SRP has emptied the Blue Ridge Reservoir early this year, reflecting both the effects of the drought and planned maintenance work. Payson’s water policies have become a major election issue.

SRP has emptied the Blue Ridge Reservoir early this year, reflecting both the effects of the drought and planned maintenance work. Payson’s water policies have become a major election issue.

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Clints Well, Ariz. – Starting tomorrow (Friday, August 22), the entire C.C. Cragin (Blue Ridge) Reservoir as well as Forest Road 751 will be closed. Rock Crossing Campground nearby will remain open for the season.

The closure will encompass the entire reservoir – not just the boat ramp – for public safety due to low water levels, loose rock falling on and around the boat ramp, as well as improvement work throughout the area. Forest managers on the Mogollon Rim Ranger District plan to reopen the reservoir in the spring.

For additional information and suggestions for other recreational opportunities in the area, visit our website at www.fs.usda.gov/coconino or contact the Mogollon Rim Ranger District at 928-477-2255.

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