With easy access to two world-class National Forests, Camp Verde is a prime spot to explore the great outdoors!
The Coconino National Forest is one of the most diverse National Forests in the country with landscapes ranging from the famous Red Rocks of Sedona to Ponderosa Pine Forests, to alpine tundra. Explore mountains and canyons, fish in forest lakes and wade in lazy creeks and streams.
Comprised of about 1.25 million acres, the Prescott National Forest borders three other National Forests in Arizona: Kaibab, Coconino, and Tonto. Roughly half of the forest lies west of the city of Prescott, Arizona, in the Juniper, Santa Maria, Sierra Prieta, and Bradshaw Mountains. The other half of the Forest lies east of Prescott and takes in the Black Hills, Mingus Mountain, Black Mesa, and the headwaters of the Verde River.
Red Rock Ranger Station Open or Close
The volunteer staff is knowledgeable and friendly and can provide hiking information. A Forest Service Ranger is on duty at all times to help with National Parks Passes, Senior Passes, information on our National Parks, etc. The well-equipped gift shop, sponsored by the Arizona Natural History Association, features hiking books and souvenirs. The Visitor Center is open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm seven days a week and most holidays.
Verde Ranger Station Open or Close
Information, permits, interpretive displays, LEED green building with solar panels and monitor, free motor vehicle use maps; AZ Natural Association sales of forest maps, t-shirts, nature books, and novelty items.The Verde Ranger Station is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 – 4:30 except on national holidays.