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Lynx Lake Recreation Area

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U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Bradshaw Ranger Station, 344 South Cortez Street, Prescott, AZ 86303
+1 928-443-8000
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Lovely

We went during the week when it was mostly quiet. (There was a group of noisy teens kayaking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
n0sn0girl
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Mesa, Arizona
Beauty and Serene

Lynx Lake is beautiful. The hiking is serene and offers options for long or short routes. Access... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MaryB0505
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Prescott, Arizona
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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 attract visitors from throughout Arizona.
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  • Average5%
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U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Bradshaw Ranger Station, 344 South Cortez Street, Prescott, AZ 86303
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+1 928-443-8000

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went during the week when it was mostly quiet. (There was a group of noisy teens kayaking between 4 and 6) We loved walking around the lake trail. It wasn't too steep or difficult. Just the right length. Kayaking was peaceful. And they have...More

Thank n0sn0girl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lynx Lake is beautiful. The hiking is serene and offers options for long or short routes. Access to the lake is easy and makes for a great kayaking option.

Thank MaryB0505
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to visit lynx lake with a large group of 25+ with kids from 2 to 15 year old. It's a good full day trip trip from Phoenix. As it was a long weekend, traffic was heavy and there was patches when road were...More

Thank NavinPuri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, calm and serene. A no wake lake, great for kayaking and fishing. But I didn't see any fish being caught. Poor fishermen or not very well stocked. Hmmm... Went the day after Labor Day, no crowds, but the bathrooms at the south end where...More

Thank demoon57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice easy load unload area. Go on Wednesday and its free to park. Otherwise its going to run you 5$ There's a restaurant on premises

1  Thank phildeez818
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Lynx Lake for the fist time while on vacation with the family. We all loved it. The lake and surrounding trails were clean. We encountered many friendly hikers. Plenty of shade on the paved trails. We bought some cheap rods and rented a...More

Thank oliverpeat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried out our new kayaks on this lake. The lake was clear and the launching area was clean/well maintained. There's also a trail that goes around the lake, but we didn't take it...next time.

1  Thank Carmine85635
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We scored! We saw the golden eagle. We could not find its' man made nest. As a hike, it is quite easy. You can start clockwise and toward the middle it gets a little hairy for those without hiking shoes. We crossed the lake's creek...More

1  Thank Kimpia
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Nice lake, boating, hiking and camping is all available at Lynx Lake Recreation Area. Only a few miles off highway 69 and shops and restaurants. There is a store and restaurant at the North end of Lynx Lake.

2  Thank Greg P
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We found this hike when visiting Prescott and fell in love. I would say we did this walk around the lake at least 4 out 7 days of the week during the month long visit. Loved the views and trail. Part of it is paved...More

Thank Debby J
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Nataraj Y
2 September 2017|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
not very steep if you take the lake circle trail. if you stay on the west side, the trail is paved
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Michael G
19 November 2016|
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Response from Jon B | Reviewed this property |
I didn't fish when I was there. Sorry Michael G.
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Suzan A
22 July 2016|
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Response from Vickie J | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of trails for the stroller. Bring your food with you. There are no rentals. This area is very wooded, but beautiful if you like nature. I would bring lots of water and sunscreen. There are picnic areas.
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