Lynx Creek Gold Pan Day Use Area

  

Status: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
No Fee
Limited Services:
No restrooms, water, or garbage service.
Please follow sanitry guidelines and practice leave no trace ethics: 
"Pack it in, Pack it out"
Bury waste 8" deep and at least 200' from water sources

This location remains open for arrivals at this time.  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. Please continue to monitor this page for status updates.

 

This day use area is primarily used for recreational gold panning.  Follow these links to find a map of the Lynx Creek Mineral Withdrawal Area and regulations governing its use.  

 Lynx Lake Recreation Area Brochure (1,020 KB) Brochure correction: Camping is allowed for a total of 14 days out of each 30-day period on the Prescott National Forest. including at Lynx Lake area campgrounds.

 

 

Facilities

  • No picnic tables
  • No fire pits
  • No drinking water
  • Vault toilet
  • No garbage service - Please pack it out

At a Glance

Operational Hours:
  • March 1 - April 30: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • May 1 - September 30: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • October 1 - February 28 (or 29): 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fees Free
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Prescott, AZ
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

From Prescott, AZ: East on Hwy 69, pass shopping mall on right, go right (south) on Walker Rd. (by Costco). South on Walker Rd for approximately 1.5 miles. The turn off for Gold Pan (and Lynx Creek Ruins) is on the left side of Walker Rd.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.53155598

  Longitude : 
-112.3816371

  Elevation : 
5,400 feet

 

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