Prescott NF to Allow Swimming in Forest Lakes


NEWS RELEASE: PRESCOTT, AZ, August 28, 2020 – The Prescott National Forest manages 4 lakes across the Forest; Lynx, Granite Basin, and Horsethief Basin Lakes on the Bradshaw Ranger District and Mingus Lake on the Verde Ranger District. 


Though the Prescott National Forest closed all lakes to swimming several years ago, the closure order prohibiting swimming was rescinded following recent changes and guidelines to closure order protocols.  Upon review of c...

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Swimming Areas

  • Crown King Area (Horsethief Basin) area description
  • Horsethief Boating Site / Day Use Area
  • Granite Basin Recreation Area area description
  • Granite Basin Boating Site
  • Playa Picnic Site
  • Lynx Lake Recreation Area area description
  • Lynx Lake - North Shore Picnic Site
  • Lynx Lake - South Shore Boat Ramp
  • Lynx Lake Marina & Store Boating Site
  • Mingus Mountain area description
  • Mingus Lake Day Use / Fishing Site
Areas & Activities