Prescott NF Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Include Recreational Shooting Restrictions

Release Date: May 5, 2022

Contact(s): Debbie Maneely: 928-777-2212

PRESCOTT, AZ – MAY 5, 2022 – 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 or for further information.


Stage 1 fire restrictions prohibit the following:


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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


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 Campground

Yavapai Campground

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

Hilltop Campground

Thumb Butte Day - Use + Group Ramada

Ranch Trailhead #62

Hazlett Hollow Campground

Eagle Ridge Campground

Horsethief Cabin

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

AZHPA Campground




Chino Valley Ranger District