Prescott National Forest

Prescribed Burns

Pile Burning Planned in the Prescott Basin on the Bradshaw RD near Goldwater Lake

Fire Managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District plan to take advantage of moisture received and burn piles of debris near Goldwater Lake south of Prescott.  Ignitions are planned to start on Friday November 4, 2022, and continue through Monday, November 7, 2022, as favorable weather conditions allow. Fire managers expect smoke impacts to be light

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,

Prescribed Burns

Prescribed Burn Planned on the Verde Ranger District on Mingus Mountain

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District plan to burn 1275 acres starting on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, pending favorable weather conditions.  The burn is located on Mingus Mountain near Mingus Springs Ranch and Kendall Peak (T15N, R2E, Sec 27).  Ignitions are planned to be completed in one day, however fire personnel will continue to

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Christmas tree permits available online through Recreation.gov starting October 13th

Christmas tree permits for the Prescott National Forest will be available for purchase starting on October 13, 2022.  This season 700 permits will be available to purchase online through Recreation.gov. Details about designated cutting areas, dates and types of trees that may be cut may be found here –  Prescott National Forest Christmas Tree Permit in Arizona – Recreation.gov.

Prescott National Forest

Great American Outdoors Act Funds Road and Trail Projects at Lynx Lake

Improvements to the Lynx Lake Recreation Area funded by the Great American Outdoors Act will start this week. Prescott National Forest has hired a contractor to begin paving the Lynx Lake Store Road (FSR 611) at the North Shore Recreation Area. On Friday, September 30, 2022, Pima Paving will start mobilizing equipment and on Monday, October 3, 2022, they

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

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