Lynx Lake Campground is a scenic, but busy Ponderosa pine covered campground known for good fishing on the shores of Lynx Lake. The medium-sized campground located in the the Bradshaw Mountains just a short drive from the nearby town of Prescott. Fishing and mountain biking are popular activities at Lynx Lake.
The campground features 36 campsites for tent and RV camping at Lynx Lake Campground. Each campsite has a fire ring, picnic table, and access to both flush and vault toilets. There are shade ramadas installed at some campsites. 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.
Getting a spot at Lynx Lake can be difficult. It is is the busiest recreation in Central Arizona with over 90,000 visitors a year, according to Prescott National Forest. This is pretty amazing considering the size of the campground and the lake, but is not surprising when you look at the mild weather and abundant recreation opportunities at Lynx Lake Campground.
Lynx Lake Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||36 Campsites|
$36/night for a double campsite
$5/night additional vehicle
|Toilets:||Yes – Both Flush and Vault Toilets available|
|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 State Route 69, head south on Walker Road, which is about 5 miles east of Prescott next to the Costco on the highway. Drive for about 3 miles, and turn left into Lynx Lake Campground.|
|Web:||Prescott National Forest|
|Reservations:||Not Accepted – First Come, First Served|
When To Go
Fall & Late Spring – Summertime at Lynx Lake Campground can get into the higher tempuratures, but Fall and Late Spring the weather is amazing (like much of southern Arizona).
Saturday 08/19 20%
High 87° / Low 61°
Clear. Lows overnight in the low 60s.
Sunday 08/20 20%
High 82° / Low 60°
A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 82F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 08/21 20%
High 78° / Low 60°
Partly to mostly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 78F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 08/22 20%
High 82° / Low 62°
Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 82F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 08/23 10%
High 82° / Low 59°
Some sun in the morning with increasing clouds during the afternoon. High 82F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 08/24 20%
High 80° / Low 60°
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High near 80F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 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.