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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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Great camping and hiking

Nice campground, beautiful trail around the lake. Restaurant serves up great tasting meals as you... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
sweetoneinvegas
Beautiful was to spend a few hours or all day!

This is a beautiful park. There paved paths or some that are more challenging. The views are... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Julie F
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Cedar Lake, Indiana
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“south shore” (10 reviews)
“paddle boats” (13 reviews)
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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 9 November 2017

Nice campground, beautiful trail around the lake. Restaurant serves up great tasting meals as you watch the hummingbirds flit around the feeders out the window

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is a beautiful park. There paved paths or some that are more challenging. The views are amazing and it is super close to town, where out hotel was. There are pavilions with grills and picnic tables for cookouts. There were several people fishing alone...More

Thank Julie F
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This lake is beautiful and you can rent canoes or paddle boats. It is surrounded by pine trees and has hiking trails.

Thank Cindy E
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Sadly, we discovered this wonderful park late in our stay in Prescott. This is a beautiful place with a quiet, lovely lake and a hiking trail around it. The hiking trail is fun, easy, well maintained and gives gorgeous views of the lake. It's quiet...More

2  Thank Bill G
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We followed the paved path around Lynx Lake with no problems at all. The Ranger was very helpful and told us what to expect on the walk, which took us halfway around the lake. There were plenty of benches along the way so stopping to...More

Thank Eva S
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This little gem was rather hidden. So glad someone recommended it to us. We were there mid week and late in the afternoon. Few people were around. The leaves on trees were turning just a bit and the reflection in the water was lovely. Looks...More

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Lynx Lake is a beautiful park. There is an easy walking trail and excellent place to kayak. We go often, and always have a relaxing time.

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Great area to stretch you legs. If you like to fish, this is the place. If you like to hike, you can walk around the entire lake. They also have a great restaurant.

1  Thank Nels E
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Been camping and hiking here several times. The hike around the lake is about 2 miles and fairly easy - just one or two rocky spots. Cafe is good when it's open - but only open Thursday to Sunday. Southshore boat picnic area is nice...More

1  Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This lake is beautiful! I visited the South shore. There's a nice relaxing hiking trail that circles the lake. Saw many people fishing, having picnics, and walking dogs. Would highly recommend this very scenic destination. Don't forget your $5 cash for parking.

1  Thank happytravels831
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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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