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).
Sunday 07/23 80%
High 81° / Low 62°
Scattered thunderstorms during the morning becoming more widespread this afternoon. High 81F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Monday 07/24 60%
High 74° / Low 60°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 74F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Tuesday 07/25 20%
High 77° / Low 63°
Mainly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 77F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday 07/26 0%
High 83° / Low 65°
Partly cloudy skies. High 83F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 07/27 10%
High 85° / Low 66°
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High around 85F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 07/28 20%
High 85° / Low 66°
Partly to mostly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High near 85F. Winds WNW 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.