Lynx Creek Mineral Withdrawal Area - Prescott, AZ
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The Lynx Creek Mineral Withdrawal Area is located at an elevation of 5,500 feet in a ponderosa pine forest along the western shore of Lynx Lake. It is a man-made lake of approximately 55 surface acres. The Forest Service recognizes gold panning and metal detecting as legitimate recreational pursuits, and can be done in this area.

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Facilities: Restrooms, picnic tables, camping, and drinking water are provided at Lynx Lake nearby. This area is served by a marina and store.

Best Time To Visit: Lynx Creek Mineral Withdrawal Area is Open April through October.

Fees: A daily parking fee is charged at all developed day-use sites. Wednesdays are always free. No parking fees are charged on any Wednesday. No parking fees are charged for visitors arriving on foot or bicycle.

Accessibility: This area is not accessible, however Lynx Lake Recreation Area has barrier free access.

Rules: Pick/shovel excavations may only be done in conjunction with gold panning and metal detecting and must be made below the high water mark of the stream channel. All excavations must be filled in before leaving the area. Do not cut trees, limbs, or brush; do not dig up ground cover. Pack out everything brought into the area, especially trash.

Do not wash anything (people, dishes, etc) in Lynx Creek or any of its tributaries. All wash water is to be contained and disposed of, off of National Forest Land. Bury human waste 4 to 6 inches deep and at least 100 feet from the stream channel. If a fire is necessary, build it safely, do not leave it unattended, extinguish it, and naturalize the area before leaving.
Pets must be on-leash at all times.

Directions: To reach Lynx Creek Mineral Withdrawal Area from the city of Prescott, go east on Highway 69 for 4.9 miles to the Walker Road (Forest Road 197). Follow this road for 3 miles to the campground entrance sign. Turn left onto this access road to the Lynx Lake campground.

Map: Click here for a map to Lynx Creek Mineral Withdrawal Area

Reservations: Reservations are not needed or accepted at Lynx Creek Mineral Withdrawal Area.

 
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