Know Before You Go: Recreating on the Prescott NF During Wet/Snowy/Icy Weather

Winter hazards and recreation activities

 

WHAT TO KNOW/DO WHEN ENGAGING IN WINTER RECREATION ON THE FOREST:

  1. Winter conditions, such as accumulation of snow and/or ice, often lead to temporary closures of year-round recreation sites and facilities. Recreation sites are not plowed in winter. 
  2. Recreation visitors are encouraged to check and monitor weather forecasts when planning to visit and before travelling to National Forest recreation sites. 
  3. Visitors should be prepared for sudden changes in weather.  Should tow services be needed, contact a local tow company. 
  4. Response to storm conditions is situational and based on available resources, hazards, and severity of conditions.  Snow removal is infrequent.
  5. In Life & Death Emergencies and Crimes in Progress, Visitors should contact 911. 
  6. For Non-life-threatening situations, when FS personnel are not available, call Yavapai County Sheriff – non-emergency dispatch (Prescott 928-771-3260).
  7. For 5 or 6 above, be prepared to identify yourself, describe the situation, identify your location, how to get there, and how you can be reached.

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