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Prescott National Forest

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Address: Prescott, AZ
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Activities: Prospecting, Fishing
Description: Forest located in a mountainous section of central Arizona, offering...
Forest located in a mountainous section of central Arizona, offering campgrounds, picnic grounds and 2,500 miles of roads for visitors.
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Nature at it's best.

Nature at it's best. Four lakes close to downtown Prescott. Bike, hike ,and horse trails through out the area. Fishing, dog walking, bird watching, boating, rock climbing. Just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Prescott, Arizona
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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nature at it's best. Four lakes close to downtown Prescott. Bike, hike ,and horse trails through out the area. Fishing, dog walking, bird watching, boating, rock climbing. Just about anything you could want is available. Beautiful scenery of rock formations and mountain views. Forest is full of critters. Did I mention relaxing and fresh air. Perfect for the whole family.

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Prescott, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We live in Prescott, so sometimes we take the forest for granted. This last week we took the ATV's and started exploring. There are lots of established roads, and even though the forest has closed a bunch of places, we found plenty of riding areas. This time we stayed just south of Groom Creek, off of Senator Highway and towards... More 

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Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We drove through a number of National Forests on our 3-day trip, but Prescott is one of the most lovely. There's not a lot to do, but enjoy the tall Ponderosa pines.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I ws recently at Willow Lake and had the pleasure to see a bit puma, a bobcat, a mother dear and faun, and a pair of eagles. This is also a great place to go and meditate or spend a little alone time. There are lots of hiking trails all over the forest and that means all over the outskirts... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Beautiful place for hiking. Thumb Butte is a high point in Prescott. I do this walk two times per month. Many walk up the steep way and come down in a more gingerly way. One way takes 20-30 minutes. The views are spectacular. There is a parking fee for all national parks in AZ

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We live near many of the Prescott National Forests wonderful lakes, campgrounds, trails and scenery and try enjoy their grandeur as often as time allows. We often meet up with folks from out of town who come up to our mile high mountains to experience and enjoy our cool mountain forests and the areas hospitality and friendliness that makes for... More 

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Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Living in AZ, any body of water is a treat, but the little lakes around Prescott are a so coal.treasure. they are all small, therefore quiet & the scenery just adds to the beauty & the sense of peace.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We traveled through part of the Prescott National Forest by car. We loved the cooler air and the scenic views.

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Brunswick, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

While visiting family in Sun City, AZ, my wife and I decided to embark on a road trip that took us to the Prescott Valley area of the state. The scenery was spectacular for as far as the eye could see. You were definitely up and off of the desert floor, as temperatures dropped during the day. This area is... More 

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Tianjin, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The pride in the US National Park Service can be found here! Great facilities (Pavilions, restrooms, parking areas) with clearly marked trails, gathering/cooking/eating areas, completely litter free. It is quiet, comfortable and the people visiting are friendly and cordial.

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Address: Prescott, AZ
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Prescott

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