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Welcome to Walker Community!

Located in the Bradshaw Mountains, south of Prescott, AZ, Walker Community is an old mining district, filled with history. It’s named after Joseph Walker, mountain man, explorer, and guide. He led a party to this valley to discover gold in the summer of 1863.

Today, the valley is filled with rustic cabins and elegant homes. There’s a vibrant community of people here, with an active social calendar. Some live here full-time, while others have second homes here.

Everyone loves it here. The community is great, with pancake breakfasts and things like that.

We’re all friends, (except for a few crazy ones.)

Internet is best by https://www.walkerwifi.com/. They are solid and dependable, with fast speeds and no data limits.

Cell phone is best through “Call by WiFi” on your phone, through your personal router connected to Walker WiFi.

Verizon does the best straight cell service, but it’s dicey. The higher you go, the better cell reception you get.

TV is by satellite or streaming Internet. We have DirectTV.

We are unincorporated, so the building department is through the county, not Prescott city.

Water is from wells or hauled water. Wells can be private or shared by multiple parcels.

There are a few companies that haul water, and a few more that drill and maintain wells.

The higher the parcel, the better the view, and the farther you have to drill for water, and the more you pay for the well.

Everything is on septic. Make sure you get a permit from the county, which will mandate set backs and other stuff.

Trash collection is dumpsters at the fire station. You pay a yearly fee for the combination to the locks to dump your trash.
http://walkertrashcollectionservice.com/

Mail delivery is at group mailboxes around the area. FedEx and UPS deliver to your door in most places out here.

We personally have a PO Box in town for important stuff. That’s a personal preference.

Here’s a list of people that provide services in Walker: https://www.walkercommunity.com/walker-information/

Here’s a list of all of the property for sale in Walker, houses and land, although you can filter that.
https://www.walkercommunity.com/walker-real-estate-search/

Walker Webcams Provided by Walker Wifi Internet Service

Walker Community News

Crooks Fire Resources

Crooks Fire Resources

Click Here for Current Crooks Fire High Resolution Maps: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/maps/8067/

Click Here for Active Fire Map: https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/#/%3F/%3F/34.4135/-112.4086/14

Inci.Web
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8067/

Walker Fire
https://www.facebook.com/walkerfiredept/

Prescott Nation Forest
https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF

Yavapai County Sheriff
https://www.facebook.com/YavapaiCountySheriff/

Prescott Nation Forest YouTube Channel – NEW
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzbIoBB-yAclQO_Hz0hBMQQ

If you know of other good resources, please leave a comment with a link.

By |April 21st, 2022|Walker Community|

Crooks Fire Update – May 8, 2022: Reduced Forest Closure Opens Upper Goldwater Lake and Portions of the Circle Trail

Location: 11 nautical miles south of Prescott-Bradshaw Ranger District (T12N, R2W, SEC 1), near Mt Union.

Start Date: April 18, 2022

Size: Approximately 9,402 acres

Percent Contained: 96%

Cause: Under Investigation.

Vegetation: Timber (Litter and Understory), Chaparral (6ft)

Number of Personnel Assigned: 276

The emergency closure area for the Crooks Fire has been reduced allowing for the opening of Upper Goldwater Lake and additional trails north of County Road 101, including portions of the Circle Trail and School House Gulch. Trails in Groom Creek and Spruce Mountain […]

By |May 8th, 2022|Walker Community|

Prescott NF Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Include Recreational Shooting Restrictions

No fires. No smoking. No shooting.

PRESCOTT, AZ – MAY 5, 2022 – Beginning at 8 a.m., today, Thursday, May 5, 2022 Stage 1 Fire and Smoking Restrictions will be in effect on the entire Prescott National Forest.

The City of Prescott and Yavapai County will enter State 1 fire restrictions at the same time. Please visit their websites at www.cazfire.org or http://www.prescott-az.gov/services/fire/ for further information.

Stage 1 fire restrictions prohibit the following:

Igniting, building, maintaining, or using a fire, including charcoal and briquettes outside a fire structure that is provided […]

By |May 5th, 2022|Walker Community|

Email From Roger Nusbaum, Fire Chief

I received this email from Roger.

We wanted to put out what we hope is the last email on the Crooks Fire. We think it is very important make sure everyone realizes how lucky we were on at least two levels. First that this fire did not get away from fire managers and come ripping through Potato Patch and beyond. We are also very lucky that this didn’t start in June with longer, hotter days.

The Forest Service (FS) and Arizona Department of Fire and Forestry Management (DFFM) are both starting fire restrictions in their respective jurisdictions May 5th at 8am. […]

By |May 2nd, 2022|Walker Fire Department|

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office | Evacuations Lifted

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office has announced that the people who live in the following areas that had been evacuated will be allowed to return to their homes today.
AREA OPENINGS:
Residents in the area of Forest Service Roads 79 and 80 or Mount Tritle area may return now.
Breezy Pines residents are able to return home beginning today at noon.
Walker South, Potato Patch, Mountain Pine acres may return beginning at 3 pm.
All residents returning to the Walker area need to take Walker Rd., not Senator Hwy. Property owners will have to show proof of residency to pass through the […]

By |May 2nd, 2022|Walker Community|

Fire Lines Held! – Walker Fire

Things went very well today. Fire lines held! There was active flame interior to Division Alpha which is fine, the lines holding is what matters. Tonight, winds are forecast to diminish quickly and humidity will start going up closer to midnight, way up, close to 40%. This is all very positive.

From here, the expectation is quite a bit of “mop up” to finish the containment line. Containment is a process of essentially turning over every square foot from the perimeter going in some distance. Some of the terrain is very steep so actual containment progress might be slow in […]

By |May 1st, 2022|Walker Fire Department|

Walker Fire | Facebook

“Today is the test.” We probably heard that 6 or 7 times in this morning’s operational briefing. The windiest period today will be between noon and 4pm. It shouldn’t be that hot but will be dry. There is less heat in Division Alpha than yesterday but enough that spot fires could occur. Air operations are available this morning with the expectation that they may not be able to fly past noon b/c of the wind. The overnight Operations Section Chief said things on Division Alpha looked great so that is promising but it is not over. The Incident Commander said […]

By |May 1st, 2022|Walker Fire Department|

Walker Fire | Facebook

From today’s 6am briefing. Before we jump in, it is crucial to not jump to conclusions here. It was a very comforting report but it is not over. They talked about finding a few pockets of heat as opposed to active fire. There are not too many pockets of heat, just a few here and there. That’s great. The risk at this point comes from tomorrow’s likely wind event. Wind can still blow debris from hot spots a great distance and cause problems. There definitely is still work to do.
YCSO does not participate in the 6am briefing so no repopulation […]

By |April 30th, 2022|Walker Fire Department|
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