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).
Tuesday 10/16 40%
High 45° / Low 35°
Chance of Rain
Showers ending early. Lows overnight in the mid 30s.
Wednesday 10/17 10%
High 59° / Low 37°
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 59F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 10/18 10%
High 63° / Low 39°
Mainly sunny. High 63F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 10/19 0%
High 64° / Low 42°
Sunny skies. High 64F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 10/20 40%
High 67° / Low 46°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 67F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Sunday 10/21 40%
High 66° / Low 45°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 66F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
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.