Prescott National Forest is a beautiful woodland testimony that the immediate area is not just a desert landscape. This U.S. National Forest and covers well over 1 million acres and there are few places in the entire country that can match the outdoor wonder that this Forest represents. The area offers plenty of opportunity for visitors to hike, fish, and camp. At a number of the campgrounds, you can even take your turn at panning for gold. You probably will not strike it rich, but it is still fun in this fantastic place to enjoy the outdoors, encounter wildlife, and just relax.