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Prescott National Forest 'Yellows of Fall' © Susan Kordish
Fall colors along the Granite Mountain trail
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Arizona
North Central Region
Prescott National Forest
PRESCOTT NATIONAL FOREST
PRESCOTT NATIONAL FOREST
344 South Cortez Street
Prescott, Arizona   86303

Phone: 928-443-8000
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Prescott National Forest
'Yellows of Fall'
© Susan Kordish

Fall colors along the Granite Mountain trail

Prescott National Forest
'The Lake'
© Susan Kordish

Granite Basin Lake

Prescott National Forest
'Fall Colors'
© Susan Kordish

Granite Mountain trail in fall

Prescott National Forest
'Boulder'
© Susan Kordish

Boulders along the trail

Prescott National Forest
'The View'
© Susan Kordish

The view from trail

The Forest is located about 70 air miles northwest of Phoenix, Arizona, contains approximately 1,237,000 acres, and is composed of two distinct divisions. The eastern portion of the Forest, which forms the headwaters of the Verde River (sections of this river have been designated as a component of the Wild and Scenic River System), is bordered on the north by the Kaibab National Forest, on the east by the Coconino National Forest, and on the south by the Tonto National Forest. The western portion of the Forest, which includes the Bradshaw and Santa Maria mountain ranges, is separated from the eastern portion by a broad patchwork of state, private, and other Federal lands. It forms the southern and western boundaries of the town of Prescott, the first capital of the territory of Arizona.

FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
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 Picnickingyes
Camping
The forest contains 10 campgrounds, 4 group reservation campgrounds, 7 picnic areas, and 2 group reservation picnic areas. Most of the developed recreation sites are located in the pines with 5 of the campgrounds and two of the picnic areas situated near manmade lakes. Several developed sites offer barrier-free access for users experiencing disabilities.

Swimming
Nearly 450 miles of scenic trails for hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, or mountain biking are offered on the Prescott National Forest. The forest also contains one National Recreational Trail (Granite Mountain Trail) and one National Historic Study trail (General Crook Trail). The mild climate allows the trails to be enjoyed year-round.


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March 11 We Are Lucky by AZ Cowgirl
We are lucky to live near the Prescott National Forest. We can hike on any of the lovely trails any time we want. Come for a visit, you will not be dissapointed!


Area Campgrounds

Point of Rocks Campground
3025 North Highway 89
Prescott, AZ
928-445-9018


Willow Lake RV Park
1617 Heritage Park Road
Prescott, AZ


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Desert Rose Bed and Breakfast - Cottonwood, AZHotels/Motels
We offer world class luxury and amenities at an affordable small town price. Our quaint desert setting will give you the most authentic Arizona experience. We are very centrally located, within 16 miles of Sedona, Jerome, Cliff Castle Casino and Montezuma's Castle, and no more than 10 miles from at least 4 wineries.
Web Site: desertrosebandb.com
35.2 miles from park*
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From Prescott, US highway 89 and alt 89 north provide quick access to the forest.

USA Parks
Arizona
North Central Region
Prescott National Forest
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