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All around amazing

We came here looking for a swimming hole while working a job in Sedona over the summer. This is really everything that is great about Sedona. A short hike to oak creek revealed several swimming holes. There were also awesome cliff jumping spots. The best part about this, way less busy than slide rock.

Weather was perfect to catch amazing shots of the red rock. I highly recommend this spot!

I loved it up here. Except

I loved it up here during the monsoons and the week days. The weekends are rough with the ATV traffic hence alcohol in the evenings caused the drinks to walk up and down the main road fighting. My dogs barked and warned so camp was safe. Otherwise this is the place.

A must

Absolutely stunning views. incredible calm lake to kayak on at sunset. Hiking through the rocks is easy to get lost, but going to the bottom of the dam for some rock climbing was definitely worth it

Midweek Getaway

My wife and I took a two day trip upto Lake Pleasant with our Coleman Camper and Bayliner Boat. It's just a 50 min drive from Buckeye, so it's very close and convenient for us to getaway and still have city amenities near by 15 min drive. The campgrounds are very well taken care of and the restrooms are clean. Unfortunately there was a Fire Ban when we stayed, but that didn't stop us from enjoying the nightlife of the stars and mingling with fellow campers. During the day the lake was so relaxing and refreshing during the heat of the desert. Took the boat as far north to explore the lake and the secluded coves this lake offers. The website makes it easy to pick your site based on availability, however during the week you probably can just pull in and grab a site.

Beautiful little campground right on the creek

Right on oak creek with good entry to the creek, shaded, and good location from Sedona. A little close to the road, but the sound of the creek helps with that. Host was very friendly also. There was also yummy blackberries all around;)

Great camping minutes from town

Had a great stay here with easy access for backing in my pop up camper. Paved spot for parking nice bathrooms and clean fire pits with decent space between sites. This place is a must is visiting Prescott. Host wasn’t the friendliest but still ok and a wild pack of javelinas came through the campsite ant night. Still had a great time and would recommend 👍

#mingusisamust

In one word views, views for miles some of the best I’ve seen in Arizona. The campground itself is nice so spots not as amazing as others and be prepared to always watch your step because some spots literally are on the side of a cliff. Still plenty of room to set up camp and not worry but 100ft from the cliff side is pretty amazing. Clean restrooms hosts seem to keep campsites and fire pits clean and leave you to yourselves. Close by is a hang glide launch pad and amazing views. Only negative is the road up is unpaved and rough 5-10mph for about 7-10 miles but definitely worth the trip. Electric was struck by lightning a few years back so no hookup but water and toilet and only $10 a night. Stop reading and go👍

Beautiful but Busy

July 12-14, 2019. Campsite 61. Spacious, flat and big groovy trees all around. We shared the campsite next to us (#59) with family so maybe it seemed even more comfortable. It was just a short skip down to Oak Creek. The campground itself seemed spacious as well (I can’t speak for the Cabin and RV areas). There were plenty of sites on the creek, and others just off it. The grounds are beautiful and can be quite relaxing but there was a lot of traffic as 90 plus other groups came in on the same day!!! It was to expected as Lo Lo Mai is beautiful and therefore popular and it was prime summertime weekend. Overall, I thought the place was big enough to accommodate everybody, and everyone was respectful and happy. It was probably the most I’ve ever spent on a campsite, but I’ve also never camped at a site with a pool, hot tub, basketball court, horseshoe pit and other amenities.

Babbling brook

The best part is the closeness to oak creek. Listening to the babbling brook at night is priceless. However, the sites are close to each other and you will be right off Hwy 89A so expect traffic noise until late evening. This campground’s reservations fill up in March/April for the coming summer so book early. I recommend spots 9-12.

Amazingly beautiful

Such a peaceful and beautiful camping environment. The grounds are exceptionally clean. The bathrooms as well. Very well maintained by camping host on site. We had a wonderful time, at this dog friendly campground. Good space between campsites. We can’t wait to go back!

Beauty beyond measures

Such an incredible place to visit. Very serine & tranquil with beauty beyond what the eyes can see. The rock formations are amazing, they truly take your breathe away. Not only is the town of Prescott a must see but there’s so much surrounding it as well

Woodsy

My daughter and I camped over the weekend and had so much fun. We were on site 41 which was a little too small for our large 8 person tent, but a smaller tent would have fit just fine. We weren’t able to have a fire because of this, but we had a blast anyways. But it looked like site 40 had a little bigger spot. It rained the whole weekend and while our site got wet the ground was so well maintained that it drained quickly and never got muddy. Even though we had a few rude people being extremely loud at 1am bear is, I would highly recommend this campground to anyone looking for somewhere to go.

Lynx Lake Campground

This is amazing! Beautiful! Lots of wildlife. Trails that are easy for everyone to walk (semi paved)or rural more difficult. Fishing, kayaking, just no swimming. The store is so cute not always open (took a photo of the sign)if you go on Sunday get there early they run out of a few things, we didn't eat but might next time. Bottom of the hill (less than a quarter mile) is a mini mart, trader Joe's and down the road is a Walmart (so close, and that's where you can buy a fishing license). Seriously will be back!!

Not are style

Beautiful trees with cooler temps very clean.. Camp sites are a little too compact and close together for the price and for are liking.. The main road goes through the north end of camp so you get to hear the Street bikes, Harley’s and wannabe mountain racers throughout the night flying up and down the mountain!! The best camp sites are reserved but nobody ever showed at a first come first serve camp ground weird.. Made the best of it and had a great time in Jerome and at the Verde River

Not as expected.

Came out for some camping, hiking, and fishing with the extended family. Wasn’t much of any of this at this campground.

Camping area was without any shade and made up only a few square meters of the complex. Site caters to the RV crowd, which is just fine as some of our group was looking for this and others rented a nice little cabin along the river. Only problem was that the facility was overrun with the annual crowd, which spent more time glaring and sneering, than minding their own. A few nice souls about, but more of the bitter old timers.

Hiking trails were advertised, but they were short and combined to less than 3km. Many were partial trails as they are undercutting them to add more RV parking. Hiking along the river is possible with the gate code you can get from an employee, but it is overgrown and not suited for small children.

Fishing is possible with a hike of less than a 1km and following the wash makes this a good morning activity for the entire family. A friendly resident was kind enough to hike the trail with us, showing us the waterfalls and fishing holes.

The facilities themselves, were actually quite nice. As expected from a retirement complex, there were daily activities, pool, billiards, shuffle board, and a Wi bowling league. Plenty of coffee, clean restrooms, free WiFi, and friendly staff were to be found every morning at the main lodge. Well maintained roads, cabins, and grassy areas(marked common areas, but locals claim them as their own and attack like rabid dogs if you walk on them), made the place acceptable.

Great escape

We camp here with a group and reserve the entire D loop. It is a great little campground with large campsites. Many sites have two tent pads. The park hosts are friendly and keep the vault toilets very clean. They don't smell like vault toilets at all. There's lots of shade, but not a lot of foliage between the sites for privacy. If you're looking for seclusion, this may not be the place for you. But it's definitely a quiet campground, and we enjoy our time here with friends. They have a little snack shack where you can but burgers and snacks, even giant snow cones. Bring a fishing pole and a kayak or raft to enjoy the lake. You can't swim in the lake, but our kids love catching frogs and crawdads. To get there, if you're coming from Flagstaff, don't take the exit before Williams like Google will try to take you. Those dirt roads are often flooded, especially during monsoon season where they are impassable. Go all the way into Williams and come in from that route. The roads are MUCH better.

Great Area

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.

Easy access camping

I love coming out to Lake Pleasant for camping. There’s lots of easy access camping and friendly people. Sometimes a little loud.

Love this campground

A good friend recommended this site. And we've been here 3 times now in the last two months. Only $10 a day to camp here. You don't see the hosts too often, but they're very friendly if you do get a chance to meet them. Campground is very well kept. Bathrooms on site are very clean and don't smell. The view is amazing over looking Cottonwood. We'll be going back for sure in a few weeks.

Mother Daughter camping

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.

Best Place year around

Have lots of fun and respect the land and lake

Good but beware

Good site. Nice area but at night there were thousands of beetles and spiders. It’s was raining June bugs

Beautiful and Peaceful

This is a privately run campground and very well run.  Staff was very friendly and helpful getting settled in.

We had a deck campsite to put our tent on and it was great and very pretty overlooking the little river.  Had to walk the gear a little bit to the deck but wasn't too bad.  Everyone in the camp was very quite which was nice.  This location served us well going into Sedona during the day for sightseeing.

Great place to escape summer heat

Great campsite! It’s great to be inside a canyon, provides early shade for the entire campsite before the sun is truly down. Has a general store for just in case things.

Pretty place near mountains

We lucked out to get a spot for one night. Comfortable place, crowded but was not really a negative. Nice tough hike out of campground and some lower trails as well. Would stay here again.

Great views, good sites

If you’re willing to risk not reserving and don’t mind the three-mile dirt road up the mountain, this is definitely better than Potato Patch Campground!

The details…Mingus has three loops. The first and second loops’ sites are pretty close together so work great if you are camping with friends, or you want to get to know your neighbors. The bathroom between those two loops is definitely more rustic (smelly) than the others around. The bigger loop has some great sites that overlook the valley (you can see all the way to Flagstaff) and, while the sites have less privacy, they are more spread out than the other two smaller loops. Fishing, hiking, and only 15 minutes from Jerome.

Beautiful

Great camp sites. Been camping here for years.

Camping Convenience

Weekend adventures at the lake are always fun especially at Lake Pleasant. When camping here, be prepared for plenty of company as camping fills up quick. If you are ok with the sound of generators then you love the amazing views, easy access to the water and convenience of not leaving town!

White Horse Lake spot D68

Nice quiet area, short drive to Williams, Az & Flagstaff. Restrooms are available but no showers at the location I was at. The grounds were extremely clean. Fire pits available, two large concrete picnic tables were on the site. We had 3 cars there and plenty of room at this site. I’d stay here again if I could.