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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 #5 of 27 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Loved being able to rent a boat. Would have been nice to have a canopy, even a partial to block hot sun. Beautiful scenery. Friendly and helpful staff. Sorry to say my husband didn't catch any fish. We will return with family. Would highly recommend for a family outing.

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Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The lake is beautiful to look at. I guess its good for kayaking and walking. Our trip was based around fishing; Fishing was lousy! You'd think they would keep a tourist attraction like Lynx Lake well stocked, it's one of the cities biggest tourist draws. The folks in the store were really nice, as was the guys working the boat... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Dry camp. Be prepared. Generators off by 10p.m. By mindful of the loops you pick as some do not have a bathroom in the loop to help conserve your grey water and sewer options. The campground is clean and the pads are level. No usage of the fire pit due to the drought conditions. Nice hiking to the lake and... More

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Goodyear, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We visited four lakes in Prescott recently. Goldwater Lake, Watson Lake, Willow Lake and Lynx Lake. Of all four Lynx was absolutely the most beautiful. Great place to do some R&R, enjoy the scenery and have a picnic. The Cafe' was not open during our visit. If you wish to see any lake in Prescott go on a Wednesday. There... More

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Arizona
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a beautiful lake area right by Prescott. There's a little store and restaurant, very quaint and the food is good. There are 2 parking lots, the first one you encounter has quite a walk down to the water. The second one is where the boats and stuff are. We enjoy this lake. We always appreciate it when trip... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My wife and I have been to Lynx Lake a few times and our favorite lake to see when in Prescott. The trails are wonderful and not too hard to do. It is about 2 miles around the lake and you can also rent some kayaks or take some small boats, as they have boat ramps. Fish,hike,camp,picnic or eat at... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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13 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My cousin stayed here and invited us up recently. They are avid campers and looked forward to a get away and it was nice to join them. The camping sites are well marked, and layer out quite nicely. They have singles and doubles, and all (or at least most) have a nice parking area, a table and a fire pit.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Had a great lunch outside at the Lynx Lake Café! The sun was shining, the food was fabulous and the lake was beautiful.

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Tucson, Arizona
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Just beautiful. Had a picnic, cool weather and a visit from King George the Goose. Forest service and volunteers for the park a plus! Everyone was so nice. Very clean.

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Las Vegas, NV
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7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is an easy, nearly flat 2 mile hike around a beautiful lake. They have a little cafe at end of hike that serves delicious German & American food. A group of us ate at the picnic tables outside with an outstanding view with waiter service. Very enjoyable.

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