Beginning at 8 a.m., today, Thursday, May 5, 2022 Stage 1 Fire and Smoking Restrictions will be in effect on the entire Prescott National Forest.
The City of Prescott and Yavapai County will enter State 1 fire restrictions at the same time. Please visit their websites at www.cazfire.org or http://www.prescott-az.gov/services/fire/ for further information.
Stage 1 fire restrictions prohibit the following:
Igniting, building, maintaining, or using a fire, including charcoal and briquettes outside a fire structure that is provided by the Forest Service within a designated area.
Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three (3) feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of any flammable material.
Discharging a firearm, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal, or tribal laws and regulations.
Using a device that is solely fueled by pressurized liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off is allowed in areas that are barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet of the device.
Fire restrictions are implemented to help prevent human-caused fires and to limit the exposure of visitors during periods of dangerous fire conditions. Decisions about fire restrictions are based on a combination of carefully measured factors. Criteria used to determine when to implement restrictions include current and predicted weather, fuel moisture, fire activity levels, enduring drought and available firefighting resources.
The public is reminded to always be extra cautious when recreating on public lands, regardless of restrictions. For information on all Arizona state and federal fire restrictions, including an interactive map, visit wildlandfire.az.gov/fire-restrictions.
To view Forest Order 03-09-00-22-03: Prescott National Forest Emergency Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, visit Alerts & Notices.
For fire restriction information please call (928) 925-1111; or stay up to date on Prescott National Forest news by checking the Prescott NF website and following us on Facebook and Twitter.
The following is a comprehensive list of the DESIGNATED AREAS, as referenced in Prohibition #1. Igniting, building, maintaining, or using a fire, including charcoal and briquettes, is only allowed within a fire structure (metal fire rings and/or metal pedestal grills) provided by the Forest Service at the following developed recreation areas:
Bradshaw Ranger District (928) 443-8000
Alto Pit OHV Campground and Day-Use
Lynx Creek Ruin Day - Use
Cayuse Equestrian TH Day - Use
Lynx Lake North Shore Day - Use
Wekuvde Day - Use
Lynx Lake South Shore Day - Use
Groom Creek Horse Campground
White Spar Campground
Thumb Butte Day - Use + Group Ramada
Ranch Trailhead #62
Hazlett Hollow Campground
Eagle Ridge Campground
Lower Wolf Creek Campground
Turney Gulch Group Campground
Upper Wolf Creek Campground
Verde Ranger District (928) 567-4121
Mingus Mountain Campground
Beasley Flat Day-Use
Mingus Tent Sites
Black Canyon Day - Use
Mingus Group Site
Copper Canyon Trailhead
Mingus Vista Day - Use
Summit Day - Use
Mingus Picnic Day - Use
Playground Group Campground
Sycamore Cabin Rental
Potato Patch Campground
Hayfield Draw OHV Day - Use
White Bridge Day - Use
Chino Valley Ranger District