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Portions Of The Verde River Is Closed For Two Weeks

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Portions of the Verde River will be closed for two weeks to remove unauthorized or feral cattle. Starting May 10 and lasting through May 24, river access from Beasley Flat to the confluence with Fossil Creek will be closed and the public will not be able to launch, take out, float through or camp along this section of the river. Child Recreation Site and Verde Hot Springs will also be closed to the public. Contractors will be capturing and removing unauthorized and or feral cattle from the wild and scenic portion of the Verde River on the Coconino, Tonto and Prescott national forests. Forest service officials say this portion of the Verde River is managed to preserve its wild and scenic qualities and livestock are not authorized within this corridor.