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Stage 1 Fire Restrictions to be Implemented on Friday, May 14 on the Prescott National Forest

PRESCOTT, AZ – May 10, 2021— The Prescott National Forest will enter Stage I Fire Restrictions on Friday, May 14, at 8 a.m. The goal of the fire restrictions is to protect public health by reducing the number of preventable human-caused wildfires. Restrictions will remain in effect until forest officials determine that conditions have changed sufficiently to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire.

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Forest Order Number: 03-09-00-21-275 (303 KB PDF)

Map (607 KB PDF)

List of Exempted Recreation Sites (50 KB PDF)

Emergency Recreational Shooting Restrictions to Protect Public Health and Safety Due to Extreme Risk of Wildfire(248 KB PDF)

Stage I fire restrictions prohibit the following:

Igniting, building, maintaining, or using a fire, including charcoal and briquettes outside a fire structure that is provided by the Forest Service within a designated area. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(a).
Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three (3) feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of any flammable material. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(d).
Discharging a firearm, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal, or tribal laws and regulations. 36 C.F.R. § 261.58(m).

Exemptions to the restrictions include the following: Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. §261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from the provisions in this Order:

Holders of Forest Service Special Use Authorizations are exempt from Prohibition #1 above, provided such fires are within a fire structure and they are within their permitted area.
Persons using a stove or grill that is solely fueled by liquid petroleum or liquid petroleum gas (LPG) fuels.
Persons using a stove fire in a designated area.
Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of official duty.

To view Forest Order 03-09-00-21-275: Prescott National Forest Emergency Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, please go to Alerts & Notices.

Know Before You Go! The public can obtain current state and federal fire restrictions information across Arizona on the Arizona Interagency Wildfire Prevention and Information website . The map is a culmination of work from federal, state, and local agencies who hope to explain to the public where it is safe to have fires and where it’s not. The map shows all fire restrictions in New Mexico and Arizona, regardless of jurisdiction.


This area only affects National Forest System lands within the boundary of the Prescott National Forest.

The following is a comprehensive list of the DESIGNATED AREAS, as referenced in Prohibition #1. Igniting, building, maintaining, or using a fire, including charcoal and briquettes, is only allowed within a fire structure (metal fire rings and/or metal pedestal grills) provided by the Forest Service at the following developed recreation areas:

Prescott National Forest – BRADSHAW RANGER DISTRICT, 928-443-8000

Alto Pit OHV Campground and Day-Use
Cayuse Equestrian Trailhead Day-Use
Eagle Ridge Group Campground
Groom Creek Horse Campground
Hilltop Campground
Lower Wolf Creek Campground
Lynx Creek Ruin Day-Use
Lynx Campground
Lynx Lake North Shore Day-Use
Lynx Lake South Shore Day-Use
Ranch Trailhead #62
Thumb Butte Day-Use
Upper Wolf Creek Group Campground
Wekuvde Day-Use
White Spar Campground
Yavapai Campground

Prescott National Forest – CHINO VALLEY RANGER DISTRICT, 928-777-2200


Prescott National Forest – VERDE RANGER DISTRICT, 928-567-4121

Beasley Flat Day-Use
Black Canyon Day-Use
Copper Canyon Trailhead
Mingus Mountain Campground
Mingus Picnic Day-Use
Mingus Vista Day-Use
Playground Group Campground
Potato Patch Campground
Powell Springs Campground
Summit Day-Use
Sycamore Cabin Rental
White Bridge Day-Use

For information on the Prescott National Forest, check out the Prescott NF website and following us on Facebook and Twitter.

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