PRESCOTT, AZ – June 10, 2021— On Saturday, June 12, 2021, the Prescott National Forest will waive fees at all Forest-operated recreation sites in honor of National Get Outdoors Day. This waiver does not apply to reserved group-use areas, overnight camping at Forest Service-developed campgrounds, or sites operated by concessionaires.
Fee-free days are an opportunity to connect more Americans with their public lands. National Get Outdoors Day was launched in 2008 to get American families into the great outdoors, emphasizing children and underserved populations who may not be familiar with national forests and national parks.
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
· Groom Creek Nature Trail
· Mingus Day Use
· Mingus Lake Day Use
The remaining fee waiver dates for 2021 are National Public Lands Day on September 25 and Veterans Day on November 11.
Visitors are reminded that the Prescott NF will be in Stage II Fire Restrictions beginning June 11 at 8 a.m. Target shooting restrictions also remain in effect; under these restrictions, discharging a firearm air, rifle, or gas gun, except for persons engaged in legal hunting activities, is prohibited on the Prescott NF. Fireworks and the use of exploding targets always are prohibited year-round on national forests.