Hilltop Campground

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

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 38 Campsites
Cost: $18/night
$36/night for a double campsite
Use Level: Heavy
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes – Vault Toilets available
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: Not Directly – Lynx Lake is a short drive or hike away
RV/Trailer Length: 22-40 feet, depending on campsite
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: Possible
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground Open April 1st to October 31st
Other:  Lynx Lake Recreation Area Brochure

Getting There

Address:
Geo Coordinates:
34.51099112, -112.3804884
Nearest City/Town: Prescott, Arizona
Elevation: 5800 Feet
Location: Yavapai County, Arizona
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: 8 Miles
Directions:
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.

Connect

Phone: 928-443-8000
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).

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

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