BLM Arizona COVID-19 Facility Updates
BLM Arizona public rooms are open for in-person visits, up to 25% capacity. You can also continue to do business by phone or email. If you hope to meet with a specific BLM staff member, we recommend calling or emailing before visiting the office.
All federal employees, onsite contractors, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask inside federal buildings. Federal employees, onsite contractors, and visitors who are not fully vaccinated also must physically distance consistent with CDC guidance.
Changes to facilities and services in Arizona in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) are listed below.
Updates by office or program:
- Avoid crowded sites.
- Pack out your trash—trash removal services may be unavailable.
- Bring your own supplies such as trash bags, disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper.
- Avoid high-risk activities; this will help keep fire, law enforcement or search and rescue operations for those who need it most.
- Be fire safe and check for fire restrictions. Conditions remain dry in the state. For fire prevention or restriction information, visit: wildlandfire.az.gov
- Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly
BLM Arizona public rooms are open for in-person visits, up to 25% capacity. You must wear a mask inside federal buildings, including public rooms.
You can also continue to do business by phone or email. If you hope to meet with a specific BLM staff member, we recommend calling or emailing before visiting the office.
- Arizona State Office
- Arizona Strip District Office
- Colorado River District Office
- Gila District Office
- Phoenix District Office
Online Public Room
You can also find many resources at our online public room including:
- Visit the America the Beautiful Passes page for other locations to purchase a pass.
- Recreation Information
- Recreation Permits
- Arizona Mining and Minerals
- Federal Land Records
- Arizona Planning and NEPA
Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness
Brandenburg Ranger Station closed—The BLM has temporarily closed the Brandenburg Ranger Station at the Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness Area. The Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness Area will remain open for camping, hiking and other back country recreation uses. You must have a permit to enter the Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness. Learn more about Aravaipa Canyon permits.
Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area
Flying W Group Day-Use Area closed—Given that the primary use of the Flying W group site is for large groups, we have determined that it is in the best interest of the public and our employees to close the site to further reduce the potential for spread of COVID-19. You may still enjoy BLM trails and open space areas.
Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area
Hot tubs closed—The BLM has temporarily closed the hot tubs at the Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area. You may continue to enjoy camping and sand dune riding.
Las Cienegas National Conservation Area
Huachuca House closed—The BLM has temporarily closed the Huachuca House, located in the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area. You may still enjoy BLM trails and open space areas. Group events facilitated by the Empire Ranch Foundation are also suspended.
San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area
San Pedro House and Fairbank Historic Schoolhouse closed—The BLM has temporarily closed the San Pedro House and Fairbank Historic Schoolhouse visitor contact centers within the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA). Large group events facilitated by the Friends of the San Pedro River, involving carpools or bus transport, are suspended. You may still enjoy BLM trails and open space areas.