Lynx Lake Recreation Area - Prescott, AZ - Arizona - Lynx Lake Recreation Area
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Lynx Lake Recreation Area
GPS Coordinates: N 34° 30.918 W 112° 23.080
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Lynx Lake Recreation Area 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.
Lynx Lake North Shore offers seasonal drinking water, 12 picnic tables, 1 flush toilet, trash collection, and fire rings/grills for day-use.
Lynx Lake South Shore offers seasonal drinking water, 25 picnic tables, 2 vault toilets, trash collection, and fire rings/grills for day-use.
The Arizona State Game and Fish Department periodically stocks the lake with rainbow trout. Largemouth bass, sunfish, channel catfish, and crappie are also present in the Lynx Lake Recreation Area.
There is a nearby store and marina which offers boat rentals. There are also trails, and a mineral withdrawal area. The lake also has a boat launch.

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Facilities: Lynx Lake Recreation Area has 2 day-use sites (North Shore and South Shore) each with picnic tables, toilets, and drinking water available seasonally. There are two nearby campgrounds.

Best Time To Visit: Lynx Lake Recreation Area is open all year. Picnic Day-Use: Dawn to Dusk. Hours vary by season. See posted hours at each site.

The east side of Trail 111 and portions of Trail 94 are closed from December 1 to June 30 each year for nesting bald eagles. The bald eagle is a threatened species and is most likely to produce viable offspring if they are not disturbed by human activity. This closure includes portions of the trails on the dam.

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: Areas are accessible.

Rules: The State of Arizona fishing license and trout stamp are required for anglers age 14 and over. Bag limits are 6 trout per day; 6 bass per day; and unlimited on crappie. The use of boat motors on properly licensed watercraft is limited to electrically powered models. Non-motorized, oar, paddle, or sail-powered boats are also permitted.

Pets must be on-leash at all times.

Directions: Access is by paved road. To reach Lynx Lake Recreation 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 entrance sign. Turn left onto this access road to the recreation area.

Map: Click here for a map to Lynx Lake Recreation Area

Reservations: Reservations are not needed or accepted to enter Lynx Lake Recreation Area.

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Prescott National Forest/Bradshaw Ranger Station
344 South Cortez Street
Prescott, Arizona 86303
General: (928) 443-8000
Fax: (928) 443-8008
TTY: (928) 443-8001
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