Prescott

Dispersed Camping

brochure Prescott - Dispersed Camping
13 21 4 C6 5 6 7 5 3 6 4 THERE ARE NO CAMPSITES WITHIN THIS GAP C 64 Copper Basin Road 2 4 3 FDR 64 PONDEROSA PARK ROAD 7 COPPER BASIN ROAD FDR 64 Marapai Road FDR 9702D 11 N SIERRA PRIETA OVERLOOK CATTLE GUARD 1 9 10 12 8 FDR 373 14 7 2 MILLER CREEK 3 1 THUMB BUTTE ROAD C 65 Special thanks to Prescott National Forest volunteer Ed Hadsell. C 64 FDR 373 19 20 FDR 51 T N CATTLE GUARD 17 16 18 15 T 6 FDR 373 FDR 373 Thumb Butte Loop 5 4 C 65 T N C 64 1 2 W T O NE O AG R TO SKULL VALLEY TO SKULL VALLEY N 4 89 THUMB TO GRANITE BASIN TE BUT GROOM CREEK 12 11 FDR 97B 10 5 C 101 4 HASSAYAMPA RIVER 8 9 7 6 Thumb Butte RO AD IRO N 3 N SPAR AD RO GURLEY ST SP RI NG S TRAIL #384 Groom Creek LOWER BRIDGE WOLF CREEK CAMP 1 PINE SUMMIT CAMP SENATOR HWY. FDR 707 UPPER WOLF CREEK GROUP CAMP R KE AL W Walker WALKER ROAD Wildland-Urban Interface Area 9 8 Hilltop 7 Campground 11 10 Lynx Lake 3 5 6 2 National Forest Prescott 4 1 FDR 23 Lynx Campground CATTLE GUARD 69 N FDR 23 Enchanted Forest Trail Prescott Basin FENCE CATTLE GUARD TO CROWN KING Lower Wolf Creek Campground 2 R Horse Camp 1 Upper Wolf Creek C 10 Group Camp Ponderosa Park White Spar Campground SE NA TO Ranger Station Prescott FDR 23 Enchanted Forest Road Bradshaw 89 Dispersed Camping in the Prescott Basin C 101 Wolf Creek Road Sierra Prieta Overlook FDR 66 3 Alto Pit OHV Area and Campground FDR 51 2 1 373 FDR T CO PP ER ROAD VALLEY WILLIA MSON FDR 373 BA SI N 4 37 HWY C R RO AD EY INO TO VA LL CH FD AD RO 56 FDR 47 FDR 51 Potts Creek Road WALKER AD AD RO WHIT E T RO 2 6 7 9 8 11 10 N FDR 707 3 5 1 4 C 101 PINE SUMMIT CAMP 2 FDR 9408H FDR 707 Pipeline Road TO AND POL TION C JUN WALKER ROAD 4 VALLEY 5 N TO TT SCO PRE 1 3 FDR 23 CATTLE GUARD T T T N N FDR 79 1 6 8 11 15 16 N 2 3 4 3 12 LYNX CREEK 10 9 13 5 4 3 2 7 6 FDR 80 SENATOR HWY. C 56 5 1 SENATOR HWY. C 56 FDR 79 Trittle Mountain Road Note: Individual maps are not to scale. 6 1 2 4 5 8 SENATOR HWY. 6 FDR 79 2 7 3 11 FDR 80 12 13 14 1 FDR 30 CATTLE GUARD 4 FDR 80 Sundance Road C 56 Senator Highway N 9 10 C 101 HASSAYAMPA RIVER FDR 79 7 5 WALKER ROAD FDR 30 Bannie Mine Road T Leave your site clean so others may enjoy it! Printed on recycled paper • August 2010 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. www.fs.fed.us/r3/prescott/ Or visit . . . Wildland-urban interface areas typically experience greater human impacts due to increased visitor use and demand for recreation than other National Forest System lands. This is why dispersed camping is only permitted in designated dispersed camping areas for 7 days in the Prescott Basin. The Prescott Basin is often referred to as a wildlandurban interface (WUI) area because the forested public lands are adjacent to the urbanized areas of the greater Prescott community. Prescott National Forest 344 S. Cortez Street Prescott, AZ 86303 Phone: (928) 443-8000 Fax: (928) 443-8008 For More Information, Contact . . . • You must dispose of your trash. • Pack it in, pack it out! • Do not put cans, glass, aluminum foil or any non-paper trash into the fire ring. Trash • Use only dead and down wood that fits in the fire ring. • Burn all fires down to ash. • To extinguish your fire, pour water and stir with a shovel until cold. Designated Dispersed Camping in the Prescott Basin • Feel for heat. If the extinguished campfire is too hot to touch, it is too hot to leave! Bradshaw Ranger District Prescott National Forest Be Careful With Fire Welcome . . . to the Prescott Basin Dispersed Camping is . . . The Prescott Basin area is immediately south, east, and west of Prescott, Arizona. The area is approximately 59,000 acres (about 4 percent of the Prescott National Forest). . . . camping outside of developed campgrounds. In contrast to camping in developed campsites, dispersed camping is more primitive, and no facilities or services­—such as trash collection, water, and toilets—are provided. RG-R3-09-8 Southwestern Region Forest Service United States Department of Agriculture Remember . . . Camping in designated dispersed campsites is allowed for 7 days within a 30-day period. • Recreational camping is only allowed in developed and designated dispersed campsites in the Prescott Basin. • • Residing on national forest land is not allowed. Bury human waste 6 to 8 inches deep and at least 200 feet away from water and campsites. • Campfires are allowed only in fire rings provided. Make sure your fire is dead out before you leave! • • • There is no garbage service—pack it in, pack it out! Treat living plants with respect; carving and hacking on plants may kill them. To report a wildfire, please call 911. • Stay on designated trails and roads. No motorized cross-country travel is allowed on the forest. • • Keep pets on leash. When you find a vertical steel post with a “Dispersed Campsite” decal, you have found a place to camp. Each designated dispersed campsite has a place to park, a fire ring, and an area for a tent. Thank you . . . Dispersed Camping Locations No. of Sites 7 C 56 Senator Hwy./Mt. Vernon Street 13 FDR 30 Bannie Mine Road 11 FDR 23 Enchanted Forest Trail FDR 79 Tritle Mountain Road 16 8 FDR 51 Potts Creek Road 21 FDR 373 Thumb Butte Loop 7 C 64 Copper Basin Road 7 FDR 64 Maripai Road 12 C 101 Wolf Creek Road 5 FDR 707 Pipeline Road 6 FDR 80 Sundance Road Directions (from downtown Prescott) Trailer or RV Suitability (No. of Campsites) 6 Go west on Gurley Street for 5.2 miles, then head south on FDR 373 for 1.6 miles to FDR 51. 16 Go west on Thumb Butte Road (Gurley Street) for 5.2 miles and it turns into FDR 373. 6 Go south on Montezuma Street (White Spar Hwy. 89) for 1 mile. Turn right on Copper Basin Road and travel 3.1 miles. 7 Go south on Montezuma Street (White Spar Hwy. 89) for 3.6 miles. Turn left on Ponderosa Park Road and travel 0.7 mile; turn left on FDR 64. 8 Go east on Gurley Street to Mt. Vernon Street (Senator Hwy.), then go south 7.1 miles. 4 Go east on Gurley Street to Mt. Vernon Street (Senator Hwy.), then go south 7.1 miles to County 101. Turn right on C 101 and go 0.3 mile to FDR 707. 2 Go east on Gurley Street to Mt. Vernon Street (Senator Hwy.), then go south 8 miles. 11 Go east on Gurley Street to Mt. Vernon Street (Senator Hwy.), then go south for 7.4 miles. 6 Go east on Gurley Street to Mt. Vernon Street (Senator Hwy.), then head south for 8.35 miles to the first site (the last part of the road turns to dirt). 11 Go east on Hwy. 69 for 4.3 miles, then go south on Walker Road for 4.9 miles. 2 9 Go east on Hwy. 69 for 4.3 miles, then go south on Walker Road for 4 miles. No Yes 2 1 5 4 1 4 0 1 5 2 Key: FDR = Forest Development Road; C = County Road for cleaning When Nature Calls . . . your campsite! Dig a hole 6 to 8 inches deep and bury your waste. • Carry and use a hand trowel. • Defecate at least 200 feet from water sources and campsites. • Find a discreet place! This will help avoid other people coming into contact with human waste. •

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