Prescott National Forest Guide

Prescott National Forest offers over 1.25 million acres of land that spans across elevations ranging from 3,000 to 8,000 feet. The forest was established in 1898 as the Prescott Forest Reserve. Initially, it covered only 16 sections of land near Prescott. Over the years, the forest expanded, eventually reaching Granite Mountain in the north and, in the south, Black Canyon City. In 1908 the Prescott Forest Reserve merged with the Verde National Forest and was renamed Prescott National Forest. Encompassing everything from desert to mountains, Prescott offers something for every traveler while preserving the stunning natural resources of the area. 

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Prescott National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Prescott National Forest

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How to get to Prescott National Forest

Address: Prescott, AZ 86301

Fee: Entry fee (one-day vehicle pass) $5

Fee: Entry fee (four-month vehicle pass) $20

Fee: Entry fee (annual vehicle pass) $40

From the desert floor painted with cactus and boulders to the pine trees and sparkling lakes near the mountain tops, Prescott National Forest is the perfect stop on your RV trip through the Southwest. With so much to explore, you’ll want to leave yourself plenty of time to experience everything Prescott National Forest has to offer.