Hilltop 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. Port-a-potties will be availableduring this time. View news release dated 5/15/24 for more information.

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.

Lynx Lake Recreation Area Brochure (1,020 KB)

Map of Hilltop Campground (168 KB JPG)

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  • 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

Reservations: Sites 12 - 38 may be reserved on the day of arrival or up 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: •   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: 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

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

  • At least one person must occupy a campsite during the first night after camping equipment is set up.
  • 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.

RV Camping

No electric, water, or sewer hook-ups

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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