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Lynx Lake Recreation Area

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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Ranked #3 of 25 Activities in Prescott
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Biking Trails, Equestrian Trails, Hiking Trails, Bodies of Water, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Lynx Lake is one of the most popular recreation areas in central Arizona. Mild weather, the cool...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Biking Trails, Equestrian Trails, Hiking Trails, Bodies of Water, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
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.

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Prescott, Arizona
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The lake is not far from town. There is a walking trail around the lake with some of it wheelchair accessible. There are many covered picnic areas and grills. The bathroom is outhouse like and no running water but clean and has toilet paper everytime I went in. You do pay to park but worth the few bucks. Fishing is... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The lake and trails were beautiful as it was a very nice day. We walked to the visitor center, had a REALLY nice chat with the lady that volunteers there and view all the nice gift shop items. We learned a lot about Lynx Lake all the different trails and the many challenges they have to offer.

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Prescott, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A great hike all around the lake and they have canoe rentals to enjoy the entire lake. My favorite time is after the Bald Eagles have nested and if you get lucky you can see them flying around for food. It's serene and peaceful.

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Peoria, Arizona
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The day after NewYears eight adults and five kids jumped in two vehicles and headed out to the Lynx Lake Recreation Area. We were up there visiting our grandkids during the Christmas and New Years holiday especially our oldest grandson's birthday on Dec.28. It was extra special since he turned thirteen and was embarking on 'teendom', yes getting up there.... More 

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Phoenix
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

go early or late in the day for photo ops. One of the pretter lakes in the Arizona high country. But beware they want the day use fee from you, even if you are just taking photos!

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Yorba Linda, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Lynx Lake offers a beautiful setting with minimal driving from Prescott. We stopped and had breakfast in the restaurant by the lake that offered many German dishes. I loved the German pancakes with sided dish of peaches. You may eat your meal with a view of the lake and the servers treat you like family.

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Prescott, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A quaint little lake close to town with a small boat launch and nearby campground. Set amongst the Pinion Pines...it's just a great place to hangout. Canoeing and fishing is a good day's getaway.

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Prescott, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Good food/ Great views of the lake. German food and music some days of the week. Good service. Pricy

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Tucson, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Short jaunt from Whiskey Row, the lake is beautiful, the walking path is clear and wide, plenty of ducks in the water and there was a nice crowd walking, fishing and having picnics. Great little hour or two get away from shopping and eating!

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Prescott, Arizona
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We are spending some time in Prescott, and someone suggested we go to Lynx Lake. It was beautiful with the trees in fall color and the lake a beautiful blue. We took the trail around the lake. Part is asphalt and part is dirt with some rocky areas. First is easy, second is easy to moderate. Total hike is about... More 

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