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

We've been to this area a couple times. We rented a boat to spend some time on the lake with our kids. They had a great time feeding the ducks and being out on the water. The walk... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We've been to this area a couple times. We rented a boat to spend some time on the lake with our kids. They had a great time feeding the ducks and being out on the water. The walk around the lake was very peaceful. The German food at the restaurant is excellent as well.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Took a day trip to see the lake. It was very pretty. A nice walk around the lake part of the trail is paved, about 3 miles around. Several benches to sit and relax and just enjoy the scenery. There is parking just next to the cafe and then also by the boat launch area there is a lot more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend went for the day, very beautiful, fresh and open. The German restaurant was really good I have been here about 4 other times my family live's near the lake, so beautiful, good prices in the restaurant and for the peddle boarding rentals and kayaking. A great family place, camping is awesome very clean and open with... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The area around the lake is really pretty and fun to drive around. You can smell the pines, the air is crisp and clean. We live in Phoenix so it's great to smell clean air! The lake is pretty small and is o.k. but I wouldn't go back next time we are in Prescott area.

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Thank Brenda A
Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

West side of the lake is paved and handicap accessible half. Eastside is well-traveled earthen path. Total mileage approximately 2 miles. We often enjoy picnics at the north parking lot there are several tables and grills overlooking the lake. Eagle platform on the north east side of the lake. No Eagles this year. Hopefully they Will nest 2017

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Thank Karen F
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We visited this lake on a weekday and enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the lake, enjoying the birds and fish we saw and the trees and general surroundings. It was quiet and refreshing and we could see it would be a great place for fishing, boating, picnicking or even a little boating.

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Thank Stephen N Erica D
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

now it is a rare gem hidden behind chain stores. This lake does not allow motor boats but non motorized boats are welcome. This lake does not allow swimming.

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Thank Deborah S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

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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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

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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