APRIL 6, 2011

Tonto National Forest now offers online printable Tonto Passes

Phoenix – Tonto National Forest officials announced today that a new Tonto Pass online service is now available:  a printable Tonto Pass (color or Black/white).  These passes are vehicle and date specific and can be purchased through Kinsail, an online contractor for the Tonto National Forest recreation program. 

“Customers have repeatedly asked for this printable option and we are pleased to meet their expectations,” said Greg Schuster, forest recreation planner.

Visitors must place these passes on their dashboard so they are clearly visible for compliance purposes. 

The Tonto Pass is required at more than 50 recreation sites on the forest including the Salt and Verde river locations, boat launch ramps, swimming areas, and campgrounds, and passes are sold at more than 250 locations. 

Prices for the pass remain the same:
Day-use pass:  $6.00
Water pass:  $4.00
Half-price (seniors) pass:  $3.00

Customers can access the Kinsail website by going to the “Tonto Pass Online” link at the Tonto National Forest website, www.fs.usda.gov/Tonto.