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Lynx Lake Recreation Area

U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Bradshaw Ranger Station, 344 South Cortez Street, Prescott, AZ 86303
(928) 443-8000
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Ranked #9 of 28 Attractions in Prescott
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water, Biking Trails, Equestrian Trails
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Prescott, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is, hands down, our favorite place for an easy walk in a lovely setting. Admission is $5.00 per vehicle per day, unless you have an annual permit. Lynx lake, set in the pines, is the largest lake in a pine setting in the Prescott area. From late spring to early fall the store is open and they rent canoes,... More

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Dewey, Arizona
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14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a great little park with a nice lake. We took our dog and he loved walking through the grass as well as watching the ducks on the lake. Its a pleasant place to go to relax, and a short drive from Prescott Valley.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The cafe by the lake serves good food (mostly German) and it's nice to sit under the trees to have lunch or dinner. there's also a easy hike around the lake if you feel so inclined.

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Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lynx Lake Area has so many trails, you can hike forever and not see it all. My favorite is the trail around the lake. One side of the lake is a paved trail and the other is unpaved and completely different. If you like a more rugged trail, the unpaved side is for you. It gives you a great workout... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Stayed here before. On August 28, 2014, planned to stay just one night with my service dog. I was stung by bees twice in the first half hour. The bees tormented my dog. Again while trying to eat my supper I was swarmed again. The bees attack through the use of flying insect spray. I had to eat supper with... More

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

this is a nice campground in the pine forest with a small lake. there is a loop trail that laps around and it has small boats for rent, restaurant, small store. peaceful beautiful forest in healthy condition. really enjoyed staying here.

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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Costs $5 to park there but the walk was finished in 40 minutes! Nice environment. Next time I will eat and park at German restaurant by lake - it looked interesting.

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Glendale, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great hiking path around lake, & lake small enough to hike around in short period of time. Has a little store & restaurant, & a camping area, which we didn't use, but convenient to have them there.

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arizona
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112 reviews 112 reviews
29 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had a wonderful hike around the lake. We got there around 9 am on a weekend and it wasn't super crowded. The lake is quite pretty and there were many people fishing from the shore or out on boats, canoes, or paddle boats (all of which you can rent). There is a detailed map at the parking area which... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Nice, easy to hike trails around Lynx Lake. Clean with plenty of fishing. Didn't like the bugs, mosquitoes. Forgot my "Off".

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