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“Great place for a day trip”

Lynx Lake Recreation Area
Ranked #4 of 70 things to do in Prescott
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Kauai, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great place for a day trip”
Reviewed September 12, 2011

Great location for fishing, kayaking, hiking around the lake or just a picnic. Beautiful views and very peaceful!

Visited August 2011
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Update - DON'T GO HERE IN AUGUST!”
Reviewed September 5, 2011

We posted a review several months ago,..and loved it very much!

Came back in August 2011,...and lake was down 10 feet,...didnt go to boat docks,..went to the "beach access area" and picnic area,..and actually went wading in the lake a little in a sandy area that was under water 3 months ago.

Water was smelly, murky,.and NOT good. When we went to rinse off our water shoes, we saw a sign that said " no wading or swimming in the lake while at low water levels". YIKES!!

So,..while water levels are up, GREAT place to boat and fish,..but be sure to call the Lynx Lake store first and check the lake levels,..or you will get up there and be very disappointed!

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Arizona
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Rude Boat Dock”
Reviewed July 13, 2011

We had never rented paddle boats before. Asked the two men a couple of questions. Never met such rude men in my life. Will not pay for poor customer service. Won't be back.

Visited July 2011
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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews
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“Great place for the family!”
Reviewed May 23, 2011

We took our family of 4 (including 2 kids aged 4 & 7) for a Saturday afternoon day trip from Phoenix and had a really great time up here.

The lake was absolutely beautiful, very picturesque and since the lake only allows electric boats,...very peaceful. We rented an electric powered row boat from the cafe/marina,..went out on the lake, and really had a good time. And all for $20/hr! Compare that to lake pleasant, where you can't get outta there for less than $300 for a half day,..and this is a nice little getaway. It's a small lake,..but there weren't that many people up there,..dispite the location being so close to Prescott.

We tried panning for gold below the dam, and actually found a few flakes,..kids just thought that was the most fun ever.

We wanted to stay for dinner (heard great reviews of the German cafe), but the wait 30 minutes,.and so we had dinner back in Prescott.

Overall, a wonderful place if you are looking for an outdoorsy, serene, nature-filled place to spend some relaxing fun time!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Great for Groups of Friends or Family”
Reviewed October 18, 2010

Great location. Would definitely come back! We were there on a pretty busy weekend, but were lucky to find a great spot close to the lake.

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