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Lynx Lake Recreation Area

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Lovely spot

If you like a well maintained and relatively short trail around a small but lovely lake, this is... read more

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Prescott Valley, Arizona

This campground is absolutely beautiful. The staff is friendly and the place is very clean... read more

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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 yesterday

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

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Reviewed yesterday 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!

Thank Jewell D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A deeply wooded surrounding and pristine lake, Lynx Lake seems a very popular place for local families. Many are kayaking, boating, fishing, picnicing, hiking, or just relaxing. But the place is big enough that it doesn't feel crowded. I did a very fast-paced walk around...More

1  Thank Odysseydelux
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lynx Lake is 55 acres of man-made beauty nestled in the Bradshaw Mountains just southeast of Prescott Valley Arizona. My wife and I made a quick stopover to the area during a recent Prescott vacation. We definitely need to see more! Home to Osprey and...More

3  Thank Travellingphoenix64
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

6 miles from our house and it feels like we're way far away. Tensions drain away quickly here. A nice trail all the way around the lake without tiring my old legs. Even saw a bald eagle one time perched on top of a dead...More

Thank Scout4x
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did a Prescott lake tour, and started with Watson Lake. That made our visit to Lynx Lake a bit of a disappointment. It's not nearly as scenic, and the views are not as spectacular. But it was a very nice lake. There are lots...More

Thank Anne T
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We started our hike early (around 8am) and had a quiet, scenic and fun stroll with our dogs. Met nice people along the way. We hiked all the way around the lake, stopping at several spots along the way, and it took us about two...More

Reviewed August 28, 2018

This is a large lake area open to the public managed by the Forestry Department. You can walk around the lake, have a picnic or eat at the local restaurant. During nesting season you can see the eagles soar. A great place for family and...More

1  Thank martymydear1
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Nice lake with picnic sites, fishing from the shore, boat rentals, a hiking path around the lake and plenty of parking. On the north shore is a nice restaurant. Keep your eyes open for the eagles that nest there.

Thank GoesBoom
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Been here numerous times for kayaking, and still enjoy it as much now as the first time. The south sore picnic area can get crowded on weekends, but out on the lake it is always quiet. Great place to just unwind.

1  Thank Scott B
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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