The times, they are a-changing

FREDONIA —Forest staff would like to remind visitors of the following changes for the upcoming winter season.

Jacob Lake and DeMotte Campgrounds: The last night to camp at these campgrounds will be Oct. 14. Campsites may be reserved at or by telephone at 1-877-444-6777. Both campgrounds are scheduled to close for the winter season on Oct. 15.

Big Springs & Jumpup Cabin Rentals: The Big Springs and Jumpup Cabin rentals will remain open until Nov. 30 unless inclement weather forces an earlier closure. Cabins may be reserved at or by telephone at 1-877-444-6777. Information regarding cancellation policy for both cabin rentals and campgrounds may be found at

Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center: Beginning Oct. 15 through Dec. 11, the Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center at Jacob Lake will operate on reduced hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends only.

2016 Personal-Use Fuelwood Cutting Season: Fuelwood permits are now available for purchase at the Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center on weekends only. Permits are still available at the district office. As a reminder, all unused personal-use fuelwood cutting permits will not be valid after Nov. 30. The sale of wood cutting permits for next season will resume in May 2017, pending appropriate weather conditions. Additional information on fuelwood permits is available at