Prescott National Forest


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Prescott National Forest

Address:344 S Cortez St
Prescott, AZ 86303

Phone:928-443-8000
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r3/prescott
Size: 1,237,061 acres.
Location:Central Arizona. Accessible by US 89, 69, and I-17. Nearby cities/towns include Camp Verde, Chino Valley, Clarkdale, Cottonwood, Dewey, Jerome, Prescott Valley, and Prescott.
Facilities:10 campgrounds, 4 group camps, dispersed camping, cabin, picnic sites, trails (450 miles), 8 wildernesses, archeological sites, scenic drives.
Activities:Camping, hunting, trout fishing, canoeing, whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, hang gliding, gold panning.
Special Features:Forest lies in a mountainous area between forested plateaus to the north and arid desert to the south. Features include Granite Mountain Wilderness and the Verde River, Arizona's only wild and scenic river.

See other parks in Arizona.
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On June 18, the Doce Fire broke out in Prescott National Forest, consuming more than 6,700 acres of forest.
The path cuts through two national forests--the Kaibab National Forest (nine miles of pipeline) and the Prescott National Forest (24 miles of pipeline).
Four seasons, including "winter lite," mean lots of outdoor activities: hiking, canoeing, and more in the surrounding Prescott National Forest.
The landscape features rolling hills and has breathtaking views of the mountains and nearby Prescott National Forest.
The Good Gun Foundation conducted a major clean up of the Dosie Pit area of the Prescott National Forest in Arizona in late September.
Surrounded by Prescott National Forest, the town is home to some of the most exquisite natural beauty in Arizona.
But the route was cut through a spectacular natural region, now part of the Prescott National Forest.
An extensive trail system winds through the Prescott National Forest, and a wide selection of parks and lakes are scattered throughout the city.
Other additions this year to the list of over-400 pointers are an Arizona sycamore located in Coconino National Forest, Arizona; a Shumard oak in Anna, Illinois; the reinstated black oak of East Granby, Connecticut; and an alligator juniper in Prescott National Forest, Arizona.
The million-acre Prescott National Forest, mountain lakes and a mild climate make the area ideal for year-round outdoor recreation.
The six Forest Supervisors in Arizona and the Fish and Wildlife Service really stepped up to the plate to remove hazardous trees that are an immediate threat to fall on power lines, start fires and disrupt power delivery to utility customers," said Alan Quan, Prescott National Forest Supervisor.