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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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Hike Around the Lake

We took a large and small dog to hike around this beautiful lake. The trail is a little rough in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
HappyCamper20732
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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
Hike to the lake

Love it here...we go hiking almost daily with our pitbull. The lake is pretty you can canoe, paddle... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
livingthegoodlife951
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Prescott, Arizona
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“south shore” (10 reviews)
“paddle boats” (14 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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"german restaurant"
in 11 reviews
"south shore"
in 10 reviews
"paddle boats"
in 14 reviews
"great camping"
in 4 reviews
"easy hike"
in 18 reviews
"paved path"
in 9 reviews
"trout fishing"
in 4 reviews
"gold panning"
in 4 reviews
"recreation area"
in 16 reviews
"mile hike"
in 10 reviews
"fire pit"
in 5 reviews
"bald eagles"
in 10 reviews
"close to town"
in 13 reviews
"row boat"
in 6 reviews
"pleasant walk"
in 4 reviews
"rent canoes"
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"takes about an hour"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a large and small dog to hike around this beautiful lake. The trail is a little rough in spots but good shoes and a little patience will see you through. The picnic grounds are lovely and payment is honor system.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love it here...we go hiking almost daily with our pitbull. The lake is pretty you can canoe, paddle board, fish, picnic. The restaurant is very bad don't go.

Thank livingthegoodlife951
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Late morning hike around a beautiful lake surrounded by hills. Still some snow and slippery spots on the east side, but we made it!

Thank Farquar H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lynx lake is the best place for a picnic. They have BBQ places with tables and the area is perfect for hiking or an easy walk around the lake.

Thank Ivo F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy hike around the lake and breathtaking scenery. End your hike with scrumptious faire from the Lynx Lake Café. And on Saturday they specialize in German food!

Thank Pearlbug2000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love Lynx Lake and are lucky enough to be just a short 5 minute drive to it. Great for a nice hike, this little lake is a treasure. I go paddleboarding there often. It is so peaceful and serene during the week in the...More

Thank vansathome
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In Arizona it is easy to find lakes that are surrounded almost entirely by rocks and boulders. Of these Lynx Lake has its share. Its strength, though, is that it is set in an area well populated with ponderosa pine trees and these grow all...More

Thank mtspace
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great afternoon hike. Popular destination for locals and visitors. I was there Wednesday and found out there is no charge to visit on Wednesdays. Nice trail that loops around the lake. Short distance from town.

Thank Brian D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great view of the lake while eating a fabulous lunch. This is a hummingbird haven. People are friendly, great atmosphere. You can sit outside enjoy the cool weather or take a quick walk down to the lake.

Thank sassy_sam99
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Visited this park on Christmas Day. A great park for hiking. Wish we had a canoe or boat as the boat rental place was closed. $5 Park fee.

Thank LEE M
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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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