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Lynx Lake Recreation Area

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Address: U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Bradshaw Ranger Station, 344 South Cortez Street, Prescott, AZ 86303
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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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Great camp site!

I was looking for a good camp site on my trip from Southern California to Sedona and wanted to stay in the Prescott area. I selected Lynx Lake campground and was so impressed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scott H
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Tustin, California
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Tustin, California
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78 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking for a good camp site on my trip from Southern California to Sedona and wanted to stay in the Prescott area. I selected Lynx Lake campground and was so impressed. The camp site had a groomed area for the tent that was level and smooth. There was a nice picnic table to eat on, clean water nearby,... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in to the cafe for a quick beer and lunch Easter weekend. The service was great, the food was too and we could have our dog with us (outside at the picnic tables) while we ate. Fun folks! We'll be back to fish and enjoy the water soon!

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Red Bluff, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a pretty lake! We didn't know what to expect and were pleasantly surprised. We saw walking trails, canoeing as well as kayaks. Picnic tables and restrooms are available though there was no water the day we were there.

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked the trails around the lake, very easy to traverse. There were a lot of people walking their dogs on the trails. I consider this a small lake.

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Chicago, IL
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hike here on the weekends, there is a nice, easy hike around the lake which is predominately in the shade. Dog friendly - on leash and please scoop. Parking is $5 for the day and they have an odd little pay station, but be sure you put your tag on your mirror or dash, because I've seen them tow... More 

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Escondido, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently visited this lake and it was beautiful! We visited on Wed. which you did not have a park fee, but any other day there is a fee of $5.00. There is a walking trail around the lake (we did not walk all the way around). There are picnic areas and people can fish in the... More 

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1 Thank Nancy W
Prescott, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the North end, there is the Lynx Lake Cafe, picnic areas and boat rentals. At the South end, there is camping and boat ramps. Additional camping sites are on the West side between the North and South ends. There are 2 entries to the area off of Walker road. Gayle and I especially like the hiking trail around the... More 

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1 Thank Rich R
prescott
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a nice nature walk and then had a fabulous breakfast in a quaint restaurant w a mini store... They have canoes,paddle boats for rent on lake which restaurant overlooks... What a hidden Jen!!

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a 4 plus mile hike on the gorge trail. There are a few creeks but easy to cross with our getting wet. Very peaceful with great views. This trail was open to hiking, biking, and horseback riding.

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Calumet, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had read that the trail went all the way around but when we started out going left we were met with water too deep to traverse over. So we reversed our path and went the other way. Half way around someone was coming from the other way and said that she and her husband could not get around that... More 

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