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Prescott National Forest

Prescott National Forest to waive day-use fees for upcoming National Get Outdoors Day

On Saturday, June 11, 2022, the Prescott National Forest will waive fees at all Forest-operated recreation sites in honor of National Get Outdoors Day.  This waiver does not apply to reserved group-use areas or overnight camping at Forest Service developed campgrounds. Fee-free days are an opportunity to connect more Americans with their public lands.  National

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Pile Burning Continues in the Prescott Basin as Weather and Fuels Conditions Allow

Fire Managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District will continue to burn debris piles near Walker, Ponderosa Park/White Spar, Copper Basin, Lynx Lake, Thumb Butte and Granite Basin.  Ignitions are planned to start on Monday, March 7, 2022, and continue through Friday, April 1, 2022, as favorable weather conditions allow.  Fire managers expect smoke impacts to

Prescott National Forest

Pile Burning Continues in the Prescott Basin on the Bradshaw RD

Fire Managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District will continue to burn debris piles near Walker, Ponderosa Park/White Spar, Copper Basin, Lynx Lake and Thumb Butte.  Ignitions are planned to start on Monday, January 31, 2022, and continue through Monday, February 28, 2022, as favorable weather conditions allow.  Fire managers expect smoke impacts to be light

Prescott National Forest

Area Closures Coming February 1 to Granite Mountain and Thumb Butte

Prescott National Forest officials would like to give folks a heads up that they have one more weekend for climbing opportunities before the Forest implements restrictions  on climbing and other activities on the cliff faces of both Granite Mountain and Thumb Butte on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Both sites have been consistently occupied by peregrines

Prescott National Forest

Bald Eagle and Peregrine Closures are lifted at Lynx Lake and Granite Mountain

The Prescott National Forest lifted the closure restrictions and opened the John’s Tank Trail on the east side of Lynx Lake on Friday July 9, 2021.  The trail has been closed to public entry since December to provide protection to nesting bald eagles.  The closure was effective as the bald eagle pair successfully raised two

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Area Closures Coming Soon to Granite Mountain and Thumb Butte

Prescott National Forest officials would like to give folks a heads up that they have three more weekends for climbing opportunities before the Forest implements restrictions on climbing and other activities on the cliff faces of both Granite Mountain and Thumb Butte on Monday, February 1st, 2021. Both sites have been consistently occupied by peregrines

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