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Prescott National Forest

Yavapai Campground Closing for the Winter – Prescott National Forest

Officials on the Prescott National Forest will be closing Yavapai Campground on November 1, 2022. Located on the Bradshaw Ranger District, in the Granite Basin Recreation Area, it is the most remote of the campgrounds traditionally managed year-round in the Prescott Area.  Staffing shortages, both paid and volunteer, the lack of snow removal, remote location,

Missing Person

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Personnel and Search and Rescue Units Still Searching for Missing Camper

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Search and Rescue volunteers have been searching relentlessly over the past five days for missing camper 63-year-old Jeffrey Gordon Stambaugh of Tucson who has not been seen since 10:30am September 30th, 2022. Stambaugh made reservations at the Yavapai Campground within the Granite Basin Recreation Area for Tuesday September 27th

Prescott National Forest

Prescott National Forest Waives Day-Use Fees for National Public Lands Day, September 24th

In celebration of National Public Lands Day (NPLD) and to encourage a shared sense of land stewardship, the Forest Service announces another “fee free day” on Saturday, September 24. As the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands, NPLD is an excellent opportunity for more Americans to get outdoors and connect with their public lands. The theme for

Prescott National Forest

Yavapai Campground Closing for the Winter

Officials on the Prescott National Forest will be closing Yavapai Campground on November 15, 2021, which is in the Granite Basin Recreation Area on the Bradshaw Ranger District.  Due to lack of forest staff and campground hosts, Yavapai Campground will be closed for the winter and reopen on April 1, 2022. Forest visitors are reminded

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Prescott NF Waives Fees for Presidents Day;

The Prescott National Forest (Prescott NF) will waive fees at day-use recreation sites on Monday, February 15, 2021, to celebrate Presidents Day. All Prescott NF offices will be closed on Monday, February 15 for the federal holiday, resuming virtual business hours on Tuesday, February 16. The Forest Service participates in fee-free days with other federal

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