Located in the cool pines just outside of Prescott, AZ, Lynx Lake Recreation Area offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities including: hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing, boating, and picnicking. Scroll down (below the recreation map) to learn more about the excellent recreational opportunities at Lynx Lake.
Lynx Lake Recreation Area Brochure (1,020 KB)
All designated trails in the Lynx Lake Recreation area accomodate mountain bikers.
Electric motors and 10 HP or less gasoline-powered motors only.
Lynx and Hilltop Campgrounds
Lynx Lake is a man-made lake of approximately 55 surface acres and is periodically stocked with trout. A valid fishing or combination license is required for resident and non-resident anglers 10 years of age or older fishing any public accessible water in Arizona. No swimming (by people or dogs) is permitted, and the use of boat motors is limited to electrically powered models. Hiking
Got a Beautiful spot overlooking Lynx Lake. Sites are spread out enough that there is plenty of privacy between the spots. Running water from a pump and the out house style toilets were clean. The camp host was incredibly friendly and helpful to all of our questions. The campsite is only 5 minutes from the lynx creek gold panning area and the pueblos ruins, as well as only 15 minutes from everything in downtown Prescott. Heard coyotes howling at night and saw a few deer passing through the area as well.
We stayed at a single site. It was not to far from the lake, a short hike down the hill. The Hosts were great. They would check to see if we needed anything or just drive through & wave. I really liked the proximity to a store. But it was still far enough away where we were in the woods! I will stay there again! A plus for parents. They had flushing toilets & a pump close by with drinking water.
Great camp sites. Been camping here for years.
Definitely one of the best campgrounds in the area. With several hiking trails around and to the lake- one will have enough activity to do. Fees are not crazy expensive either. And it is only located about 15 minutes from downtown Prescott. But make sure to make reservations online beforehand because spots tend to fill up pretty quickly! Have fun!
This campground has tons of amenities and is not far at all from downtown Prescott. It seemed pretty crowded when we went, so we actually hiked around a bit to find a little more seclusion. Amenities were good and plenty of activities.
Very busy and popular US Forest Service campground, conveniently located near Prescott and Prescott Valley, AZ. All sites are reserved, no first come first serve (only open if there's no reservation). A bit lower in elevation than nearby Hilltop Campground, with less tall pines. Clean sites, picnic tables, fire rings, water on taps, and cell service. Nearby Lynx Lake is a very popular day use recreation area. Shopping and restaurants are abundant and all within a few miles.
I loved camping at Lynx lake due to the fantastic scenery and hiking trails that surround the lake.
Love this site. It has 5/6 loops with no electric camping but has pull through RV sites. Each site has a fire pit but currently under fire restrictions so we could use it. They have bathrooms and drink water. The care takers make cofffe each morning and give dogs treats while doing rounds. The lake is clean and kids were swimming. Fishing was free. I’d go back again it’s a nice break from the Phoenix heat. Kids loved it
It is a pretty area. I love he pines and the lake. However, the spots were close to each other and crowded. I wish people would have manners and not play music, but that was an issue, all night.