Recreation Site Status Effective 11/01/20

 NOTICE: A couple of sites that normally have water available are temporarily without water. Please scroll down to see if the site you plan to visit is open and whether or not water is available. Be aware that maintenance may be limited and we cannot guarantee that facilities will be germ free. Visitors are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer and sanitary wipes with them.

 

Fees at Day Use Sites: Some day-use sites are always fee-free. Sites with more amenities charge a fee of $5.00 per vehicle, per day. Day passes may be purchased with exact change or by check at self-service pay stations. A variety of passes are available including four- and six-month Prescott NF passes; and America the Beautiful annual or lifetime passes. Prescott NF day-use sites are always fee free on Wednesdays.

 

Granite Basin Recreation Area


OPEN:
•    Yavapai Campground – Water is available 
•    Wekuvde Picnic Area – Water is available 
•    Cayuse Equestrian Trailhead - Water is available 
•    Boat Ramp – Water is never available at this site, but visitors can fill water containers at the water hydrant at Wekuvde Picnic Site
•    Playa – Water is temporarily unavailable at this site, but visitors can fill water containers at the water hydrant at Wekuvde Picnic Site
•    Metate – Water is temporarily unavailable at this site, but visitors can fill water containers at the water hydrant at Wekuvde Picnic Site

 

Lynx Lake Recreation Area



OPEN: 

•    Lynx Lake North Shore –Water is temporarily unavailable at this site
•    Lynx Lake South Shore –Water is temporarily unavailable at this site 
•    Ruins – Water is never available at this site
•    Goldpan – Water is never available at this site
•    Ranch Trail 62 – Water is never available at this site


Groom Creek Area


OPEN:

Trail 307 Trailhead – Water is never available at this site


CLOSED: Spruce Mountain Lookout and Picnic Area

 

Thumb Butte


OPEN: Thumb Butte Day-use Site – Open, Water is temporarily unavailable at this site

 

Horsethief Basin Recreation Area: 

OPEN: Horsethief Lake (No services) 

 

Other Recreation Sites on the Bradshaw Ranger District


OPEN:
•    White Spar Campground – Water is available 
•    Alto Pit OHV Day-use and Campground – Water is never available at this site
•    Williamson Valley Trailhead – Water is never available at this site

 

Mingus Mountain Recreation Area


OPEN:

•    Woodchute Trailhead – No services, no fee
•    Mingus Mountain Picnic Area – No services, no fee
•    Mingus Lake – No services, no fee


CLOSED: 

  • Summit Picnic Area

 

Other Sites on the Verde Ranger District


OPEN:

  • All Verde River Access Points
  • Powell Springs Campground
  • Copper Canyon Trailhead
  • Hayfield Draw OHV Area


OPEN with reduced availability: Sycamore Cabin is open for three day reservations for Thursdays - Sundays