Lynx Lake Recreation Area, Prescott

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Lynx Lake, Arizona, is a 55acre reservoir located within Prescott National Forest, approximately 5mi east of Prescott, Arizona, in the Bradshaw Mountains. The lake is located at 5530ft elevation and is stocked for fishing. It is one of the most popular recreation areas in central Arizona. Mild weather, the cool ponderosa pine forest, trout fishing, boating, mountain hiking, horseback riding, archaeological sites, and bird watching attract visitors from throughout Arizona. The lake was formed in 1952, when a dam was put in Lynx Creek, 6mi below Walker, Arizona.EcologyAnimals native to the area include mule deer, bald eagles, osprey, and javelinas. Several species have been introduced, including rainbow trout, bull frogs, and domestic ducks and geese. Arizona State Game and Fish Department periodically stocks the lake with rainbow trout. Largemouth bass and crappie are also present in the lake. The lake is open all year.Plant life in the area consists of ponderosa pine, beargrass, cliff-rose, and alligator juniper.Activities on Lynx LakeFishing: The lake is open year-round for fishing and is stocked with rainbow trout periodically by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Sunfish and Catfish (Channel), as well as bullfrogs, may be caught here.Camping: Two National Forest Campgrounds near the lake offer 36 campsites.Boating: Non-motorized and electric-powered boats are permitted on the lake.Hiking: The 2- mile Lakeshore Trail loops around the lake.Recreational gold panning
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  • Love it here...we go hiking almost daily with our pitbull. The lake is pretty you can canoe, paddle board, fish, picnic. The restaurant is very bad don't go.  more »
  • Late morning hike around a beautiful lake surrounded by hills. Still some snow and slippery spots on the east side, but we made it!  more »
  • Lynx lake is the best place for a picnic. They have BBQ places with tables and the area is perfect for hiking or an easy walk around the lake.  more »

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