Lynx Campground

NOTICE - NO WATER AVAILABLE AT LYNX LAKE RECREATION SITES: The water system that serves Lynx Lake Recreation Area is temporarily shut down as of May 16, 2024 for maintenance. Until further notice, visitors need to bring their own water, including drinking water. View news release dated 5/15/24 for more information.


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)

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  • 35 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


  • Maximum vehicle length varies by site from 22-35 feet
  • No RV hook-ups
  • Filling RV water tanks is not permitted.

At a Glance

Reservations: All sites may be reserved on the day of arrival or up to six months in advance through or call 1 (877) 444-6777  
  • $18 for campsite
  • $36 for double campsite 
  • $5 for extra vehicle
Open Season: April 1 - Oct 31
Usage: Heavy
  • Check-in after 2:00 p.m./Check-out by 12:00 noon
•    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: 14 days in 30-day period on the Prescott National Forest including stays at dispersed recreation sites.
•    Discharging any weapon is prohibited 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: 22-35 feet

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


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 22-35 feet in length can be accommodated.