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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
Phone Number: (928) 443-8000
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Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: 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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"Nice Little Lake in the Pines"

This is a beautiful little lake with boat rentals, camping spaces and lots of improved walking trails. Though the East shore can get narrow and rocky the west has an accessible... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Rusty T
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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful little lake with boat rentals, camping spaces and lots of improved walking trails. Though the East shore can get narrow and rocky the west has an accessible sidewalk going on from one end to the other.

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We visited on German night an it was great food. We had the goulash and the shrimp scampi. The service was great and they had music. We will go back and try fish fry Friday.

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Prescott, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you love nature and birds, you will really enjoy this lake. There is a gentle paved path the length of the lake so you can even push a wheelchair. The vistas and hiking an biking trails are great and there is a lot of wildlife in the morning, so take a camera. It is only minutes from the Courthouse... More 

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Pocatello, Idaho
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

People were fishing and hiking. There were ducks and cormorants. We sat and soaked in the sun. Plenty of parking but we are in the off season. People in canoes and pontoons. Water was coooooold!!!!! Bathrooms were open.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We arrived in the morning and did a short hike around half the lake. The path was relatively level so it is a very easy hike overall, great for kids, families or those just looking for a comfortable hike. The lake allows boats with electric motors only. There is no swimming in this lake, it is a bit murky so... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This hike can be done by people of all ages and capabilities. Half of the hike around the lake is paved and that part is fairly level. It is a beautiful mountain lake and my choice to take people over Watson and Goldwater Lakes. This hike could be added to a 1 day itinerary. Go and breathe in that delicious... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Fishing, hiking, and cooking out are all possibilities at this lake. The site map showed it to be on Cortez St, but that is not where it is. Search on Google or other GPS and find the real lake.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We usually camp around the 4th of July. Its always clean and quite. We have rented the boats before and just cruised around the lake and taken hikes that are easy and fun. Very family oriented and not far from town in case you need anything. We will be returning soon.

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Prescott, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is a terrific little lake for hiking. A trip around the lake takes about forty minutes and leads you to the Lynx Lake Restaurant where you can get great sandwiches and dine indoors or out. Very clean in and around the lake.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A really nice pleasant walk around the Lake, the near side being a paved path with several resting points and the far side a more natural woodland trail (not difficult, but depending on weather can be a bit muddy). Nice and tranquil and some lovely views. So different to the views just a few miles away with all the trees.... More 

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