Hilltop Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Located in the Lynx Lake Recreation Area. This campground is located in the ponderosa pine forest about 0.5 mile directly south of Lynx Lake. The campsites provided are generally large enough to accommodate most recreational vehicles under 40 feet in length. A host is available to provide information and assist visitors to locate a suitable camping site.

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Map of Hilltop Campground (168 KB JPG)


  • 38 campsites with picnic tables, and grills
  • Drinking water
  • 5 vault toilets
  • Garbage service


  • Maximum vehicle length 40'
  • No RV hook-ups
  • Filling RV water tanks is not permitted.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This location is closed. Affected reservations have been canceled and refunds will be issued (if the site accepts reservations). Local managers are committed to the health and safety of recreational visitors and our staff. We are following the guidelines from our department and the CDC regarding COVID-19, closely monitoring the situation and responding to current conditions.
Reservations: Sites 12 - 38 may be reserved from two days to six months in advance through recreation.gov, or by calling (877) 444-6777. Sites 1 - 11 are available on a first-come-first-served basis, but they fill quickly.  For more information see our Reservation versus First-Come-First-Served Sites FAQs webpage, or contact the Bradshaw Ranger District at 928-443-8000.
  • $18 for campsite
  • $36 for double campsite
  • $5 for extra vehicle
Open Season: April 1 - Oct 31
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: •    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: Approximately 15 minutes from Prescott, AZ
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Access is by paved road. From the Courthouse Plaza go east on Gurley Street. Turn east onto Highway 69. Go 4 miles to the turnoff to Walker (Forest Road 197). Follow this road for approximately 3 miles to the campground sign. Turn left onto this access road; the campground is less than 0.5 mile from Walker Road.  Campground road and spurs are paved.

  • Maximum vehicle length: 40 feet

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