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Address: U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Bradshaw Ranger Station, 344 South Cortez Street, Prescott, AZ 86303
Phone Number: +1 928-443-8000
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Lynx Lake is one of the most popular recreation areas in central Arizona....

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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Family friendly with lots of things to do. Trails are easy with beautiful views of the lake. The Cafe has great food and friendly service. Rent a boat or canoe and enjoy the lake... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
FRANKLIN D
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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Family friendly with lots of things to do. Trails are easy with beautiful views of the lake. The Cafe has great food and friendly service. Rent a boat or canoe and enjoy the lake. Off road trails are available.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by the lake to relax after a busy couple days in town. Decided to hire a boat and cruise the the lake for a while. We got a boat with a little electric motor/trolling motor and just set about slowly making our way around the lake. Beautiful setting, very quiet as they don't let gas powered boats on... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to walk around the lake. It is beautiful and the weather was lovely. We walked from the dam to the boat launch area along an asphalt path. A nice easy walk. From the boat launch area back to the dam was not difficult, but it was a more natural trail. In other words there was... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were looking for an easy hike and found it here. The trail around the lake is 3 miles and very east to do. (no climbing to speak of). We've been here before and we are never disappointed in the views. We saw a bald eagle the last time we visited. We had been doing a lot... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lynx Lake is a local "outdoor recreation" park with a gorgeous little lake at its center, with canoes for rent and lots of trails to be hiked.

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Thank Marc C
illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

My friend and I hiked all the way around the lake and it was really beautiful. Not too many people on the trail and the weather was perfect. It's only takes about an hour and a half to walk the perimeter of the lake.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We took a walk around the loop trail and really enjoyed the peacefulness of the area. Easy walk and a lot of the walk was in the shade. Good parking is provided with a small hike to the trail.

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Thank Sandra W
Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The lake has picnic areas which are busy on weekends, and also a loop trail around the lake. We spent an hour and a half to easily meander around the lake last Sunday. It was a very pleasant walk, and, once you get away from the parking lot picnic areas very quiet. This is a very nice fairly easy walk... More 

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Homer Glen, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Another beautiful lake and forest. Beautiful trails and view. Plenty of pines and fishing. Nice for families.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Lynx is a nice small lake with a boat ramp, picnic tables, facilities, and a full perimeter hiking trail. The trail on the east side is unimproved but fairly easy to negotiate. The trail on the west side is improved and asphalt paved. However, the Forest Service has been doing a slacker job, at best, of maintaining the pavement. The... More 

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