Lynx Campground


Located in the Lynx Lake Recreation Area. Lynx Lake is one of the most popular recreation spots in central Arizona on the Bradshaw Ranger District. More than 90,000 people visit each year! Mild weather, the cool ponderosa pine forest, a serene 55-acre lake, trout fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, gold panning, archaeological sites, and bird watching attract visitors from throughout Arizona, and bring them back again and again.

Lynx Lake Recreation Area Brochure (1,020 KB)


  • 36 campsites with picnic table, fire rings, and grills
  • 4 double campsites with picnic table, fire rings, and grills
  • 4 vault toilets
  • 2 flush toilets
  • Drinking water
  • Garbage service

At a Glance

Reservations: Yes, at
  • $18 for campsite
  • $36 for double campsite 
  • $5 for extra vehicle
Open Season: April 1 - Oct 31
Usage: Heavy
  • Quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Campfires in developed fire pits only
  • The gathering of dead wood is allowed for campground use only
  • Fireworks are prohibited
  • Dogs must be on leash (6' maximum)
  • OHV/ATV use prohibited in the campground
  • Maximum length of stay: 7 days
  • Discharging any weapon is prohibited at all times in the Lynx Lake Recreation Area
Closest Towns: Prescott, AZ
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Hwy 69: South on Walker Road (by Costco; 5 miles east of Prescott), approximately 3 miles. Campground is on the left side of Walker Road.  Campground road and spurs are paved.

  • Maximum vehicle length: 22-40 feet

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

  • Each camp site usually accommodates one vehicle towing a camp trailer plus one additional vehicle (there is a charge for additional vehicle). Vehicles must be parked in space provided on site - not along side the road.
  • Sites are designed for 5 people; a maximum of 10 is allowed only to accommodate a single large family.
  • At least one person must occupy a campsite during the first night after camping equipment is set up.

RV Camping

  • There are no hook-ups for RVs, but, depending on the site, trailers between 22-40 feet in length can be accommodated.