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Lynx Lake Recreation Area

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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 and peaceful spot to hike and enjoy the wildlife

This is one of my favorite places to hike in Prescott. There is lots of wildlife to observe... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
pattippdx
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Prescott, Arizona
A scenic and cool in summer place

Great place to fish, take dogs for a walk or picnic. If you want someone else to cook, check out... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Barbara R
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Prescott
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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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“paddle boats” (12 reviews)
“fire pit” (5 reviews)
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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 13 February 2017

This is one of my favorite places to hike in Prescott. There is lots of wildlife to observe including many types of birds. This is an easy hike as it is fairly flat.

Thank pattippdx
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great place to fish, take dogs for a walk or picnic. If you want someone else to cook, check out the restaurant on the north shore.

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 22 January 2017

A relaxing oasis where you can take a leisurely hike, rent a boat or paddle craft, or just hang out and enjoy the pine scented air.

1  Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

For some exercise I hike around Lynx's Lake, I suppose 2 - 3 miles overall. On the entire trail I saw no litter or rubbish. Lake is really beautiful and peaceful during my visit.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Good walking trails, and nice lake views from the parking area too. Also good fishing if you have a license!

Thank Gumbas
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Lynx Lake has been a gold panning attraction since before AZ was a state. There are places marked along the trail where panning if still allowed. It's also a lovely easy hike around the lake. Some visitors must be finding treasure as there were cars...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Family friendly with lots of things to do. Trails are easy with beautiful views of the lake. The Cafe has great food and friendly service. Rent a boat or canoe and enjoy the lake. Off road trails are available.

1  Thank FRANKLIN D
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped by the lake to relax after a busy couple days in town. Decided to hire a boat and cruise the the lake for a while. We got a boat with a little electric motor/trolling motor and just set about slowly making our way...More

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I decided to walk around the lake. It is beautiful and the weather was lovely. We walked from the dam to the boat launch area along an asphalt path. A nice easy walk. From the boat launch area back to the dam...More

Thank pln-malibu
Reviewed 13 November 2016

My husband and I were looking for an easy hike and found it here. The trail around the lake is 3 miles and very east to do. (no climbing to speak of). We've been here before and we are never disappointed in the views. We...More

Thank pdbarry1946
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Nataraj Y
2 September 2017|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
not very steep if you take the lake circle trail. if you stay on the west side, the trail is paved
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Michael G
19 November 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
22 July 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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