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).
Friday 05/26 0%
High 75° / Low 48°
Sunny. High near 75F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday 05/27 0%
High 77° / Low 49°
Mainly sunny. High 77F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday 05/28 0%
High 81° / Low 52°
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 81F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 05/29 0%
High 84° / Low 54°
Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 84F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 05/30 0%
High 83° / Low 54°
Partly cloudy. High 83F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday 05/31 20%
High 79° / Low 53°
Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 79F. Winds S 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.