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May 21, 2024 2:50 AM

Prescott National Forest Opens Additional Recreation Sites on May 1, 2024

Photo: Upper Wolf Creek Campground

The Prescott National Forest will open the following developed recreation sites on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

  •  Group Campgrounds – Playground, Upper Wolf Creek, Turney Gulch
  • Day-Use Sites – Spruce Mountain Picnic Area, Mingus Vista Picnic Site, Summit Picnic Site, Mingus Lake
  • Family Campgrounds – Lower Wolf Creek, Potato Patch, Mingus Mountain, Groom Creek Horse Camp, Hazlett Hollow
  • Cabin Rentals – Horsethief Basin Cabin


  • Starting on May 1, 2024, operational hours at day-use sites will be extended reflecting the longer days. Gates will open at 6:00 am and close at 8:00 pm daily May 1 through September 30, 2023.

Most of our developed campgrounds on the Prescott NF accept reservations, with a few sites available on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information on campgrounds and cabin rentals visit:  To make reservations online visit:

If you are planning to visit the Prescott NF, please remember to:

  • Be a good steward and recreate responsibly.
  • Park only in designated areas. Do not impede emergency access by blocking roadways, fire lanes or driveways.
  • Follow “Leave No Trace” principles, including “pack it in, pack it out” with your trash, to avoid creating a public health hazard for forest visitors and employees.

For more information, please contact the Bradshaw & Chino Valley Ranger Districts at 928-443-8000 or the Verde Ranger District at 928-567-4121.

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