Snow has forced the closure of Forest Road (FR) 104 past FR 413. The road will reopen when the developed recreation sites on Mingus Mountain reopen on May 1, 2016. FR 104, 413, and 106 remain open, but visitors are cautioned to avoid driving on wet roads as this can cause resource damage.
Visitors may still access Mingus Lake by walking in from the road, but vehicles may not block the gate. All services will be discontinued until May 1, 2016.
Flying drones has become a popular recreational activity recently, but it has also caused serious hazards to aircraft and negatively impacted fire fighting operations. Before flying drones above your public lands, it is important that you become familiar with regulations governing their use.
The links above explain how drones endanger pilots and fire fighters, and hamper fire fighting efforts. Drones, also known as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), have interfered with wildland fire fighting efforts numerous times recently.
There are currently no fire restrictions on the Prescott National Forest. Please remember: fires must be attended at all times, fires must be extinguished completely (cold to the touch) before you leave, fires are allowed only in fire rings provided in developed recreation areas and in designated dispersed camp sites. It tends to get very windy during the spring in Arizona: please be careful if you build a fire!
Temporary closure prohibits entering or shooting in the Blowout Creek to protect the health and safety of the public and of contractors working on the site during the remediation from recreational shooting that commonly occurs in the area. Effective January 18, 2017 until January 23, 2019 or until rescinded, whichever comes first Forest Order No. 09-232 and Map (1,248 KB PDF)