October 2, 2012
Courtesy Coconino NF
Although largely dependent on seasonal flows, the number of kayakers, canoeists and rafters floating the Wild and Scenic portion of the Verde River has continued to grow. The low-flow season starts in late October when valley irrigation ditches turn their water back into the river and the high flow season starts if and when winter run off arrives.
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'Groover' and fire pan required on your adventures
Last February, the Coconino, Prescott and Tonto national forests collectively issued an order limiting the use of campfires and requiring the use of portable toilets within the Wild and Scenic stretch of the Verde River, downstream of Camp Verde.But because the order came at the end of the last year's boating season, the agency is reissuing the directive.