Forest Service Waives Fees for Presidents Day; Prescott NF Offices Closed Monday February 17 for Federal Holiday

Contact(s): Debbie Maneely: 928-443-8130

In celebration of Presidents Day, The U.S. Forest Service, including the Prescott National Forest will waive the $5.00 fees at day-use recreation sites on Monday, February 17, 2020.  The waiver does not apply to overnight campgrounds, group use fees or fees charged by concession-operated facilities.  


 As part of this nationwide event fees will be waived at the following sites:

  • Lynx Lake Recreation Area:  North Shore, South Shore and Lynx Creek Ruin
  • Granite Basin Recreation Area:  Cayuse, Wekuvde, Boat Launch, Playa, and Metate
  • Thumb Butte Recreation Area
  • Alto Pit OHV Recreation Area:  Day Use Site
  • Hayfield Draw OHV Recreation Area
  • Groom Creek Nature Trail


Additionally, all Prescott NF offices will be closed Monday, February 17, in observance of Presidents Day.  Offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, February 18.


  • Remaining scheduled fee-free days observed by the Forest Service in 2020 are: 


The public can obtain additional Prescott NF information via the following: