Flood damage closes some Tonto Forest roads


As recent monsoon storms wreacked havoc for some New River homeowners, the flood damage is now closing roads just east in Tonto National Forest.

The Maricopa County Department of Transportation has closed Forest Road 20 (Needle Rock Road), which will close Needle Rock Recreation Area over the upcoming Labor Day weekend. Visitors can still access Lower Verde River at the Box Bar Recreation site.

Forest Road 41 (Table Mesa Road) and Forest Road 479, east of Horseshoe Lake, are also closed for the next several weeks for repairs.

For more information, please contact the Cave Creek Ranger District administrative office at 480-595-3300.

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