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Lynx Lake Recreation Area

#4 of 70 things to do in Prescott Features Animals
U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Bradshaw Ranger Station, 344 South Cortez Street, Prescott, AZ 86303
+1 928-443-8000
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Beautiful Wooded Trails

Enjoyed a 4 plus mile hike on the gorge trail. There are a few creeks but easy to cross with our... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2017
Dalene B
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Rochester, Minnesota
Couldn't get all the way around the lake

We had read that the trail went all the way around but when we started out going left we were met... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2017
Holly S
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Calumet, Michigan
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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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U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Bradshaw Ranger Station, 344 South Cortez Street, Prescott, AZ 86303
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+1 928-443-8000

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Reviewed March 31, 2017

Enjoyed a 4 plus mile hike on the gorge trail. There are a few creeks but easy to cross with our getting wet. Very peaceful with great views. This trail was open to hiking, biking, and horseback riding.

1  Thank Dalene B
Reviewed March 29, 2017

We had read that the trail went all the way around but when we started out going left we were met with water too deep to traverse over. So we reversed our path and went the other way. Half way around someone was coming from...More

1  Thank Holly S
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

This is not most peoples idea of Arizona. A high mountain lake with campgrounds, boat rental, trout fishing and a surprisingly good little German restaurant that is dog-friendly. The hummingbirds are also a pleasant bonus.

Thank R6990TVmarym
Reviewed March 28, 2017

Pleasant place to spend a few hours in a natural forest environment; yet extremely close to town. We had a flight from up north and long drive from Palm Springs behind us, and this was a relaxing spot to stretch our legs walking around the...More

Thank jhbh1961
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

We had heard about Lynx Lake and went to take a look. Enjoyed the hike around the lake, weather was cool and breezy. Managed to keep our shoes dry, even down by the dam where the 'trail' is more underwater - step lively! Would like...More

Thank Bishman97
Reviewed March 11, 2017

We did a loop hike (about 15 of us in a group - all locals). First part of the trail was paved then we headed uphill into the forest, before back down to the water. I was told that normally you can walk across at...More

Thank horsey-rob
Reviewed March 6, 2017

This is a fairly small but nice lake. One side of the lake has a concrete path that is handicap accessible. There is a boat ramp, but the type and size of boat is limit. Concrete tables and benches are available for picnics. Though fishing...More

Thank lorirQ355GE
Reviewed March 6, 2017

We stopped by Lynx for a quick view of the area while I was visiting. We watched a group of ducks for a while, but didn't have time to explore much. Beautiful little lake!

Thank Becca H
Reviewed February 26, 2017

Go on Wednesdays for free because paying to park is stupid. Excellent to walk around the lake. Pretty birds.

1  Thank jasonjasonjasonjason
Reviewed February 19, 2017

Near Prescott, easy drive, with nice views, good parking, nice walking trails, met some friendly people. Plenty of wildlife for everyone to enjoy. Good parking, facilities were clean with easy access.

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Michael G
November 19, 2016|
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Response from Jon B | Reviewed this property |
I didn't fish when I was there. Sorry Michael G.
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Suzan A
July 22, 2016|
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Response from Vickie J | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of trails for the stroller. Bring your food with you. There are no rentals. This area is very wooded, but beautiful if you like nature. I would bring lots of water and sunscreen. There are picnic areas.
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Alvinfeingold
July 19, 2016|
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Approximately 3 miles
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