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Lynx Lake Recreation Area

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“paddle boats”(14 reviews)
“great camping”(5 reviews)
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Lynx Lake is one of the most popular recreation areas in central Arizona. Mild weather, the cool ponderosa pine forest, a serene 55-acre lake, trout fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, archaeological sites, and bird watching...more
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U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Bradshaw Ranger Station, 344 South Cortez Street, Prescott, AZ 86303
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All reviews german restaurant paddle boats great camping west side easy hike recreation area bald eagles paved path close to town the north end ponderosa pines pine trees hiking trails picnic tables forest service parking area on wednesdays
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We needed a break from traveling. Stopped here and recharged. Dog friendly as long as they are leashes. Fishing if you have a license. And just nice to be out even in the winter.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TTSGarden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lynx Lake is a small Lake in the Prescott National Forest. There is paved parking and restrooms. Many hiking trails.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank hiker1949
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a great hike for any level of hiker. Partially paved. Walk the perimeter of the lake. Cool place for warm summer days.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 424rital
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Serene with plenty of trails. Many areas to camp. There are bugs in the summertime. Easy to spend a long weekend here.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Safari523572
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Great area for hiking, picnics, RVs, & bald eagle sightings- fishing & boating as well. Quaint German restaurant nearby nestled amongst the ponderosa pines. Lots of birdlife-great blue herons, geese, ducks and bald eagles. A delightful place in the high Sonoran desert at one mile...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dkelch
Reviewed January 15, 2019

A very nice lake. camping adjacent to lake. Now closed for 5 weeks due to it being a Federal site. Fine for canoes, kayaks, and rowboats. Small sailboats would also be considered here. Good ramps for entry to the lake and lots of parking when...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ralphrabin
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Not everyone wants to hike around the lake, although it is really fun to do. It's only about two miles, not too challenging, and lots to see. Plenty of places to rest, too, and photo ops everywhere. But less energetic people will also enjoy Lynx...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 913frances
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

This lake is simple beautiful. You can take a nice hike around the lake, it’s about a couple miles. There’s also a nice picnic area with tables and Barbeque a if you get hungry. Take your camera along and take some photos.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lmarciniuk
Reviewed December 26, 2018

We enjoyed a couple of miles of hiking around the lake over the holidays. The parking was easy, trails were maintained, and we had the fortune of perfect weather.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PhoenixAndBeyond
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is a great trail, half paved. One of my favorites also a great place to have a picnic! Make sure you pay. The daily fee or if a senior have your pass displayed.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Donna H
August 13, 2018|
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Response from Fred D | Reviewed this property |
I have not rented a paddle boat here.
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michael w
July 8, 2018|
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Response from ThisFamilyTravels | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I drove through the campground loops, but did not see a site directly on the water. Instead, they're elevated with a short hike down to the water's edge. (If you're inquiring regarding your boat, you'd like have to... More
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bennyserpas
June 16, 2018|
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Response from Mmurray1970july | Reviewed this property |
2pm..dont even try to show up early, they won't let u , unless you pay for an extra day
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