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“Ruins trail is a great 1 1/2 mile hike” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lynx Lake Recreation Area

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 #4 of 18 Attractions in Prescott
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Biking Trails, Equestrian Trails, Hiking Trails, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
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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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“Ruins trail is a great 1 1/2 mile hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

The trail begins from the West side of the parking lot. Very easy trail with pretty views in all directions from the ruins. Not a lot at the ruins site to see. Great benches along the way. A quiet way to spend an hour.

Visited December 2012
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“Pleasant area to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Clean facilities, lovely picnic grounds. Great vistas across the water. Easy access for day use . Saw lots of families making use of the picnic and BBQ facilities for general gathering and kids parties.

Visited November 2012
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“Don't Miss This”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

What a gem. This site is a wonderful place to camp. There are many trails to hike. The camp hosts are wonderful. The weather was cold while we were camping and they came by to offer blankets in case we did not have enough warm gear!

Visited October 2012
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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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“Prescott Jewel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Hike, kayak, fish, camp, gold panning, picnic, Lynx Lake offers it all. We live close by and frequent the lake for all kinds of activities, mere minutes from the city, you'll be surrounded by nature, tall pines, water and fresh air.

Visited October 2012
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“beautiful hiking area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Love this area to hike - the trail around the lake is beautiful, and an easy to moderate hike. Go on Wed., when it's free to park, otherwise, it's $5.00. It's quiet and peaceful to hang out here, either to hike or picnic, or canoe on the Lake. A nice way to spend the day.

Visited October 2012
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