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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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Nice spot to camp, relax.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Thank Erica P
Phoenix Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Thank AJVaughnDOTcom
Claremont, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great lake for kayaking, canoeing. Nice walking trail around the lake. Beautiful mountain views. Very nice picnic areas.

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Thank Sheila J
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we drove up for an overnighter in Prescott and stopped here for a picnic and paddle boat trip. The woman who rented the paddle boats was wonderful - answered all our questions about the area. rentals are very reasonable and you could tour the lake in about an hour if you work at it. the lake is small. you cannot... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went fishing up at Lynx Lake and had so much fun. You can also bird watch up here. If your in the mood for a hike you can do so around the lake. Great picnic area and they can accomodate large groups.

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Thank Milinda N
Wellton, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lake is very quit and a nice place to walk around the only thing I did not like was the paddle boats were available for use.

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Thank Shawnnita M
Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nestled in the forest but very near the mall, this gem in the pines is a good place to relax and chill on a hot summer day. A short trail around the lake is mostly shaded and a good leg stretch.

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This recreation area is well maintained, clean, and refreshing. We enjoy hiking around it and renting kayaks or paddle boats for water fun. It has sufficient shade for summer enjoyment. There is a fee to park on either end.

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Thank Martha M
Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Charles K
Prescott Valley, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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