Day-Use Hours Are Reduced at Recreation Sites Featured

Change in Operation Hours at Day Use Sites on the Bradshaw Ranger District 

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  • Summer is over
  • The US Forest Service is reducing their hours to reflect the shorter days
  • Gates to open at 7 AM and close at 5 PM
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The new hours go into effect on October 1


PRESCOTT, AZ, September 27, 2021 - Starting on October 1, 2021 day-use hours at recreation sites on the Bradshaw Ranger District are reduced reflecting the shorter days.  Gates will open at 7:00 am and close at 5:00 pm daily through February 28, 2022.  


The effected Day-Use sites include:


Granite Basin Recreation Area:

Cayuse Equestrian Trailhead

Wekuvde Picnic Area

Granite Lake Boat Launch

Playa Picnic Area

Metate Trailhead


 Lynx Lake Recreation Area:

Lynx Lake South Shore Day Use

Lynx Lake North Shore Day Use


 Thumb Butte Recreation Area:

Thumb Butte Day Use area

Thumb Butte Group Picnic Area


*During periods of inclement weather, gates may not open until conditions are safe.

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Last modified on Friday, 01 October 2021 02:29
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Debbie Maneely

Debbie Maneely 
Public Affairs/FOIA

Forest Service
Prescott National Forest


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