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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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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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Great Spot for a Picnic

My wife and I have both enjoyed hiking around the lake and having a picnic, not much of a fisherman, but looks like a great spot for fishing as well..... Love that it is a 'no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Temecula, California
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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I have both enjoyed hiking around the lake and having a picnic, not much of a fisherman, but looks like a great spot for fishing as well..... Love that it is a 'no wake' lake so canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding is wonderful.... Close to town, ample parking, well maintained, simply a lovely spot.....

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Prescott Valley, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have lived in Prescott for 26 years and this summer I decided to take advantage of the the many hiking trails. This lake is AWESOME! I started on the north shore and hiked counterclockwise to the picnicking area on the other side. There is lots of shade and the trail on the right side of the lake is paved... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was toasty the week we camped at Lynx Lake. We looked forward to launching our boat only to discover that there is no dock on the public launch which makes putting a larger boat in difficult. We were disappointed. The trail around the lake was enjoyable and could be accessible for most visitors. The lake is in an absolutely... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fishing is only good in certain spots you'll have to walk around the lake to find them. trails are great and people are friendly

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful scenic view. Blue water lake in the middle of forest. Very good area for camping! There are different location and arrangement system for campers. Boating and fishing are allowed, but not swimming. A very good trail created for visitors. All ages of people can go there.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It had what we needed for the holiday - shade, breeze, water, wildlife, picnic tables, bathrooms. Even though the parking was full it didn't feel crowded.

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were camping at Lynx and enjoyed walking the trails around the lake. While it was a holiday weekend, the place was not overcrowded and enjoyable. Bikes are not allowed on the trail which made it quiet and less traveled. I did see some young kids and older individuals having a hard time crossing at one slippery steep rock path... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always keep my hiking boots in the car so that if I have a smart 50 minutes I can take chance to have a quick two mile power walk around this lovely lake. Usually, walking alone it is very important to me to be safe. The Indian Ruins are also a delightful short flat walk that offers beautiful views.... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We come here to go kayaking, but there are always people here hiking, fishing & camping. It's easy to get to and there is a $5.00 parking fee - except on Wednesdays, when it's free. There is a good boat ramp, with plenty of room for 2 vehicles at a time. There is also plenty of parking around the boat... More 

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I took our kayak and spent a few hours paddling around Lynx Lake. The lake is very clean, but unfortunately no swimming is allowed. Nonetheless, we enjoyed the peace and quiet, and beautiful view as the sun started to set behind the pines.

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