Vanessa Hudgens $1k Fine For Rock Carving

5/13/2016 2:45 PM PDT

Vanessa Hudgens -- $1k Fine For Rock Carving

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Vanessa Hudgens has officially copped to defacing a rock in a national forest near Sedona, and now she'll have to dig into her wallet.

Vanessa will pay $1k ... earmarked for a volunteer group called Friends of the Forest which will restore the rock. 

Vanessa defaced the rock during a Valentine's Day trip with BF Austin Butler ... a big no-no since there's a federal law prohibiting damage to natural surfaces on US property. 

She cooperated with authorities after the backlash leading them to the location on Bell Rock.