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Lynx Lake Recreation Area

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“paddle boats”(14 reviews)
“great camping”(5 reviews)
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
U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Bradshaw Ranger Station, 344 South Cortez Street, Prescott, AZ 86303
+1 928-443-8000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
Thank Travel683725
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a well prepared breakfast at the Lynx Cafe followed by a hike from the parking area as far as we could without having to cross a stream. Returned to our car in the same direction. Great fall day with lovely tree colors that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Diane B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best place to hike. It is paved on one side, and pretty well sheltered from the wind. It is free on Wednesdays.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank msherwood176
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a weekend in Prescott and decided to visit Lynx Lake for a hike. We went around the whole lake (about 3.5 miles) in a little over an hour and a half. It is mostly flat and very relaxing. There are plenty of trees...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eurotraveler68
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Just a couple minutes from Costco on Highway 69 yet a world away in terms of natural beauty. Lynx Lake feels more like northern Minnesota than the Arizona desert. Trails can get a little crowded on weekends but went on a beautiful Oct. Wednesday and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dmoon806
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Actually it’s pretty beautiful lake with nice view and good places to hangout for the day with friends and family there is so many people I saw finishing and hiking there

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hassan1352
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Plenty of paid parking and camping areas. Fishing is mediocre. You can park free in some areas. Nice place to camp and hike, plenty of trails. Reserve a campsite well in advance. No motorcycles on trails but bicycles ok.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank nighthawkriparian
Reviewed October 20, 2018

What a lovely surprise to find this beautiful lake and restaurant so close to Prescott. It was a charming little restaurant overlooking the beautiful lake. The staff and service was amazing. The menu offers German food and was surprisingly good. There was a very nice...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

If you like a well maintained and relatively short trail around a small but lovely lake, this is the place for you. Just a couple of miles off of Hwy 69 and downtown Prescott, this has covered picnic tables as well as beautifully forested terrain....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dickcummings1
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

This campground is absolutely beautiful. The staff is friendly and the place is very clean. There are many hiking trails just right off the campground that leads to the lake. We rented kayaks that was $20 an hour. You can’t beat that price!

Date of experience: September 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.
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
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