Hilltop Campground is a developed campground set against the backdrop of the Bradshaw Mountains and Lynx Lake in Arizona. Hilltop is a medium-sized campground is just a short distance away from downtown Prescott and is shaded by towering ponderosa pines. Fishing and mountain biking are popular activities at Lynx Lake.
The campground has 38 campsites, and each campsite has a fire ring, picnic table, and access to vault toilets. Drinking water is available at the campground. Supplies and services are located 8 miles away in Prescott. The campground is open from April 1st to October 31st.
Similar to Lynx Lake Campground, it can be tough to get a campsite at Hilltop Campground, as it is located within the busiest recreation area in Central Arizona. On average the Lynx Lake Recreation Area will see around 90,000 visitors a year.
Hilltop Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||38 Campsites|
$36/night for a double campsite
|Toilets:||Yes – Vault Toilets available|
|Beach/Lake Access:||Not Directly – Lynx Lake is a short drive or hike away|
|RV/Trailer Length:||22-40 feet, depending on campsite|
|Cell Phone Service:||Possible|
|Operating Season:||Campground Open April 1st to October 31st|
|Other:||Lynx Lake Recreation Area Brochure|
|Nearest City/Town:||Prescott, Arizona|
|Location:||Yavapai County, Arizona|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||8 Miles|
||From the Courthouse Plaza in Prescott, Arizona, head east on Gurley Street. Then head east on State Route 69. Drive 4 miles to the turnoff to Walker Road (Forest Road 197). Follow Walker Road for about 3 miles to the Hilltop Campground sign. Drive for about half a mile until you reach the main campground.|
|Web:||Prescott National Forest|
|Reservations:||Not Accepted – First Come, First Served|
When To Go
Fall & Late Spring – Summertime can get into the higher temperatures, but Fall and Late Spring the weather is amazing (like much of southern Arizona).
Saturday 02/24 0%
High 44° / Low 19°
Plentiful sunshine. High 44F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday 02/25 0%
High 48° / Low 26°
Mainly sunny. High 48F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 02/26 0%
High 51° / Low 28°
Sunny. High 51F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Tuesday 02/27 60%
High 44° / Low 23°
Sunny skies during the morning hours will give way to cloudy skies with a mixture of light rain and snow developing in the afternoon. High 44F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Wednesday 02/28 50%
High 41° / Low 23°
Snow showers before noon. Becoming partly cloudy later. High 41F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Thursday 03/01 10%
High 47° / Low 29°
A mainly sunny sky. High 47F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Be Sure to Bring
What To Do
Hiking & Mountain Biking – There are miles of trails in the area that are great for day hikes and mountain bike rides.
Gold Panning – Within the Day Use area there is a designated area for trying your luck at gold panning.
Boating & Fishing – Lynx Lake offers a great lazy day on the water for paddling and fishing. Only electric trolling motors are allowed.