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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
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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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Pan for gold on your next visit to Arizona!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Linda M
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Port Townsend, Washington
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Port Townsend, Washington
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 parked alongside the road near the panning areas.

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 around the lake. Beautiful setting, very quiet as they don't let gas powered boats on... More 

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Thank Mark J
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 was not difficult, but it was a more natural trail. In other words there was... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 saw a bald eagle the last time we visited. We had been doing a lot... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Lynx Lake is a local "outdoor recreation" park with a gorgeous little lake at its center, with canoes for rent and lots of trails to be hiked.

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Thank Marc C
illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

My friend and I hiked all the way around the lake and it was really beautiful. Not too many people on the trail and the weather was perfect. It's only takes about an hour and a half to walk the perimeter of the lake.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We took a walk around the loop trail and really enjoyed the peacefulness of the area. Easy walk and a lot of the walk was in the shade. Good parking is provided with a small hike to the trail.

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Thank Sandra W
Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The lake has picnic areas which are busy on weekends, and also a loop trail around the lake. We spent an hour and a half to easily meander around the lake last Sunday. It was a very pleasant walk, and, once you get away from the parking lot picnic areas very quiet. This is a very nice fairly easy walk... More 

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Homer Glen, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Another beautiful lake and forest. Beautiful trails and view. Plenty of pines and fishing. Nice for families.

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