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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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Lynx Lake

Beautiful family recreation area for a quick get away from the valley. Nice, easy and maintained walking trail around the lake. Great lake for a kayak. Picnic areas with tables... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bev M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful family recreation area for a quick get away from the valley. Nice, easy and maintained walking trail around the lake. Great lake for a kayak. Picnic areas with tables and grills.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As you enter the recreation area on Walker Rd you see signs to Lynx Creek Ruins,,,turn left and go about 1/2 mile to a fee parking area. The hike is only .75 mile in, 1.5 mile round trip. Its a very pleasant hike, mostly flat with modest elevation to a high point with an elevated viewing platform. The ruins are... More 

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Thank jmes h
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This lake was good hiking and the water was decent for our doggies to play in. It is back off of the road and very pretty.

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Thank wkotch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice trail that circles the lake that's about 2.5 miles long. Most of it is paved. I went on a weekend so the lake was busy with fishers, boaters and hikers.

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Thank Jon B
El Centro, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little lake 3 miles from town in the forest! Beautiful picnic area. Lots of family's enjoying a picnic lunch. People in kayac's fishing. Very relaxing. We went the Wednesday after labor day hardly anyone there.

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Thank Kim0335
Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lynx Lake and environs is one of the wonders of highland Arizona. So much there: the pretty lake, seemingly endless forests, the Highland Center, fine campgrounds, fun trails, Indian ruins, a gold-panning creek, and birds galore. Lynx Lake is a premier bird-watching locale. I've been there dozens of times, and am always ready to visit again.

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Thank Vorchek
Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove through this beautiful area where there is a small beach, lovely camp grounds and a little cafe with good food.

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Hillside, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there with our dog and walked about halfway around the lake. Loved the peacefulness of it. Looks like there are a lot of campsites and water activities. The facilities are "outhouse toilets" and though basically clean, we had one where someone left the "seat up" and the smell and flies when I walked into it were overpowering as a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We camped at Lynx Lake campground August 19-21. Nice cool escape from Phoenix during the summer heat. Campsites are small but well appointed. You are close to your neighbors but everyone around us was pretty quiet and respectful. Very good picnic table and fire ring. Proximity to town makes it a great spot for camping with little kids. Trails to... More 

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Phoenix Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We've been coming here for 20+ years on and off. Its wonderful for hiking and water activities. Family friendly and very picturesque.

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