Prescott National Forest, Verde Ranger Station

The Verde Ranger Station is your one-stop shop for information about recreation opportunities on the Prescott National Forest.  Free fliers describe trails, day-use sites, campgrounds, and river recreation opportunities; Motor Vehicle Use Maps that show which roads allow passenger vehicles are also available for free.  Visitors can purchase Prescott National Forest maps, National Geographic Trails maps, and wood permits.  For those seeking souvenirs or wanting to learn more about the geology, history, and culture of the area, the Arizona Natural History Association offers books, post cards, t-shirts, stuffed animals including Smokey Bear, and various other items in a small shop inside the ranger station.

The Verde Ranger Station is the base of operations for recreation, wildlife, and range employees for the district; and also houses the Prescott and Coconino National Forests' Verde Valley Fire Center.

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Location

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Latitude: 34.548933 Longitude: -111.845649 Elevation: 3100 ft

Seasons Open

Year-round

Hours Open

Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30; Closed on federal holidays

Fees

No fee

Eco-Friendly Notes

The Verde Ranger Station was built with environmentally-friendly materials and has LEED Silver certification.  A photovoltaic array that tracks the sun is visible from Highway 260.  Visitors to the Ranger Station can view energy input and consumption on a monitor in the front lobby.  Check out the accompanying photos to see other ways the Verde Ranger Station benefits the environment and community life in the Verde Valley.

ADA Accessibility Notes

The Verde Ranger Station is fully accessible to people who use wheelchairs.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets must be on a leash no longer than six-feet, or enclosed in a vehicle or kennel at all times while visiting the Prescott National Forest.

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