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).
Thursday 03/22 0%
High 70° / Low 42°
Cloudy with gusty winds. High near 70F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Friday 03/23 20%
High 63° / Low 40°
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 63F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 03/24 0%
High 59° / Low 36°
Partly cloudy skies. High 59F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday 03/25 0%
High 55° / Low 30°
Mainly sunny. High around 55F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Monday 03/26 10%
High 50° / Low 28°
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. High around 50F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday 03/27 20%
High 49° / Low 29°
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. High 49F. Winds ENE 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.