The Prescott National Forest will open most developed campgrounds and day use sites across the forest Saturday.Fees will resume. Developed recreation sites were closed in March to protect public health and safety and limit the spread of COVID-19. Spokesperson Debbie Maneely says several sites will remain closed. She says trash collection will resume and toilet facilities will be open. Visitors are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer and sanitary wipes with them. Water will not be available at some campgrounds that normally provide access to potable or non-potable water pending the completion of testing for contaminants. Campers are advised to bring an adequate supply of water.
The following developed recreation sites will remain closed: Group Campgrounds (Eagle Ridge, Playground, Turney Gulch and Upper Wolf Creek); Group Day-use Sites (Thumb Butte Group Picnic Site, Groom Creek Schoolhouse Group Day-Use and Nature Trail); Family Campgrounds (Hazlett Hollow, Powell Springs and Lower Wolf Creek); Hayfield Draw OHV Area; Horsethief Cabin; and Spruce Mountain Picnic Area.