Mountains high country just a few miles southeast of Prescott,
Arizona. Lynx Lake is a relatively small lake, yet it draws over
125,000 visitors annually.
At a 5,500 foot elevation, the cool, from the Phoenix area wanting
to escape the desert heat. Lynx is the centerpiece of the Prescott
National Forest and features boating, fishing, camping, hiking and
tranquil solitude. Swimming in the lake is prohibited. Access to the
lake has been provided for the physically challenged.
Only boats with a single engine of 10 horsepower or less are
permitted on the lake, but the calm sapphire waters are ideal for
kayaking, sailing and canoeing enthusiasts. Boat rentals are available
at the Lynx Lake Store which features a cafe. The store is only open
from late spring to early fall and it is always closed on Mondays.
Anglers enjoy a wide variety of fish including Rainbow Trout,
Largemouth Bass, Crappie and Catfish. An Arizona fishing license
and a trout stamp is required for those older than 13 years of age.
Bag limits are 6 trout and 6 bass per day but unlimited on crappie
Picnic areas are provided on both the South and North Shores of
Lynx Lake and include tables and grills. Or you can just walk along
the Lakeshore Trail until you find a nice spot to spread a blanket.
The Lynx Campground, just west of the lake, has 39 sites, and the
Hilltop Campground, about a quarter of a mile south of the lake,
water, but no hookups. Nominal fees apply on a first come
basis.The campgrounds are open April through October, and they
have a seven-day stay limit per 60-day period.
Lynx Lake Store and Marina:
The 2- mile Lakeshore Trail loops around the lake and features stunning views. The trail meanders and
strollers. Be careful since some portions can be steep.
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