BLM Arizona COVID-19 Facility Updates

The Department of the Interior’s current COVID-19 policy incorporates CDC guidance. As CDC science-based guidance changes, our policy will adapt. 

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. 

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.

Reconnect with your local BLM Field Office

The BLM continues to work with local, state, and federal officials to support responsible recreation on public lands throughout Arizona. 

Despite some specific closures, millions of acres of BLM-managed public lands across Arizona remain open to enjoy, as long as you do so responsibly and safely. Click here to learn more about recreational opportunities on BLM land in Arizona.

Find a recreation site that matches with what you want to do. 

✅ Before you explore the outdoors, check for fire restrictions.

Remember to plan ahead, be responsible, be safe and above all, have fun!

Online Public Room

You can also find many resources at our online public room including:

GILA DISTRICT UPDATES

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.

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.