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Lynx Lake Recreation Area

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Address: U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Bradshaw Ranger Station, 344 South Cortez Street, Prescott, AZ 86303
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+1 928-443-8000

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 views and trails

Great views and trails! Great place for a family hike or just to pull off and take in the beauty of Mother Nature!

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mark M
Glendale, Arizona

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Glendale, Arizona
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68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great views and trails! Great place for a family hike or just to pull off and take in the beauty of Mother Nature!

Thank Mark M
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first tried hiking at Highland but some of the trails are closed for renovation and the gift shop closed on Monday. Very sad about that and other folks also pulled in looking for the shop. So we headed to the Lynx Lake National Forest parking lot and proceeded to walk around the entire lake. It took about 1.5 hours... More 

1 Thank Partera60
Windsor Locks, CT
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by and took a stroll around the lake. Check on trail guide online (trail #311) before walking around, distance is deceptive because of various fingers the lake winds around.

Thank gerardw
Cold Spring, New York
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232 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took an easy and leisurely hike around the lake . It was lovely with lots of birds and outstanding scenery

Thank ellynvb
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did a drive with my uncle showing us the sights. We took off the next day and did a lot more exploring.

Thank Kathy S
Jackson, California
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove over from hotel, nearby, to check out the lake. Nice spot surrounded by trees. Picnic areas, canopies, rest rooms available. We only stayed a little while, but there were people fishing, others strolling around the lakeside and the grassy areas.

Thank PoolmanTom
Tustin, California
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80 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a good camp site on my trip from Southern California to Sedona and wanted to stay in the Prescott area. I selected Lynx Lake campground and was so impressed. The camp site had a groomed area for the tent that was level and smooth. There was a nice picnic table to eat on, clean water nearby,... More 

1 Thank Scott H
Flagstaff, Arizona
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We stopped in to the cafe for a quick beer and lunch Easter weekend. The service was great, the food was too and we could have our dog with us (outside at the picnic tables) while we ate. Fun folks! We'll be back to fish and enjoy the water soon!

Thank schauer2016
Red Bluff, California
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141 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

What a pretty lake! We didn't know what to expect and were pleasantly surprised. We saw walking trails, canoeing as well as kayaks. Picnic tables and restrooms are available though there was no water the day we were there.

Thank Budlink
Cottonwood, Arizona
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We hiked the trails around the lake, very easy to traverse. There were a lot of people walking their dogs on the trails. I consider this a small lake.

1 Thank CanyonlandsorBust

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