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

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 36 Campsites
Cost: $18/night
$36/night for a double campsite
$5/night additional vehicle
Use Level: Heavy
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes – Both Flush and Vault Toilets available
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: Yes
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

Geo Coordinates:
34.517643, -112.391006
Nearest City/Town: Prescott, Arizona
Elevation: 5600 Feet
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.


Phone: 928-443-8000
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.
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday 08/20 20%
High 82° / Low 60°
Mostly Cloudy
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.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 08/21 20%
High 78° / Low 60°
Partly Cloudy
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.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 08/23 10%
High 82° / Low 59°
Partly Cloudy
Some sun in the morning with increasing clouds during the afternoon. High 82F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 08/24 20%
High 80° / Low 60°
Partly Cloudy
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.

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