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Prescott National Forest is located in central Arizona and includes a wide variety of land forms. At the lowest elevation, the primary vegetation is of the Sonoran Desert type. As the elevation rises, chaparral becomes common, followed by piñon pine and juniper. Above that, Ponderosa pine dominates the landscape.

The forest uses this slogan: "Where the Desert Meets the Pines."  Central Arizona's mild climate makes the Prescott a year-round destination to camp, fish, picnic, hike, and ride!

The forest contains 10 campgrounds, 4 group reservation campgrounds, 7 picnic areas, and 2 group reservation picnic areas. Most of the developed recreation sites are located in the pines with 5 of the campgrounds and two of the picnic areas situated near manmade lakes. Several developed sites offer barrier-free access for users experiencing disabilities.