Lynx Lake - South Shore Boat Ramp


EXPECT INTERMITENT WATER OUTAGES AT LYNX LAKE REC AREA! The potable water system that serves recreation sites at Lynx Lake is being repaired. If you plan to visit, please expect intermittant outages and/or bring your own water. NO FLUSH TOILETS at times at North Shore and in one of the loops in Lynx Campground, but vault toilets are available for use in the other loops. Note: water will be available at times, but we don't want you to count on it until repairs have been completed. Thank you!

A popular lake-side picnic and fishing area, South Shore has ample parking for cars and vehicles towing trailers or boats on all but the busiest days of the year when it fills up. Hours of operation vary seasonally but run roughly from dawn to dusk.

Lynx Lake Recreation Area Brochure (1,020 KB)

 

Note: This site closes following especially heavy snow, and when the roads are too icy.  If you plan to visit and want to make sure it is open, please contact the Bradshaw Ranger Station: 928-443-8000.  When the office is closed, please check the right-hand column under "Alerts and Warnings" to see if there are weather-related closures, and follow the link to see if this site is closed or on a reduced schedule.

 

Facilities

  • 25 picnic tables
  • Ramadas
  • Fire ring/grills
  • Drinking water (seasonally, May - October)
  • Vault toilets
  • Garbage service

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:
  • $5 per vehicle; Free every Wednesday!
Permit Info:
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions:  
  • Pets must be on a leash (6' maximum)
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 2.8 miles. South Shore is on the left side of Walker Rd.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Lake and Pond Fishing

 
  • Lynx Lake is a man-made lake of approximately 55 surface acres and is periodically stocked with trout.
  • A valid fishing or combination license is required for resident and non-resident anglers 10 years of age or older fishing any public accessible water in Arizona.
  • Use of boat motors is limited to electric motors and 10 HP or less gasoline-powered motors only.
  • Please see the news release dated August 28, 2020 for more information about swimming in the lakes on the Forest.
  • Rentals and Guides:
    • Lynx Lake Store and Marina: Fishing/Camping supplies, bait, boat rentals and firewood. Store Hours: Weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Friday to 8 p.m.), Saturdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Restaurant: Breakfast and lunch daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Both store and restaurant are closed Mondays (except holidays).

Picnicking

  • Picnic tables, ramadas, grills, and its lake-side location make Southshore a popular spot to picnic. 

Boating - Motorized

Electric motors and 10 HP or less gasoline-powered motors only.

Boating - Non-Motorized

 
  • Rentals and Guides:
    • Lynx Lake Store and Marina is located across the lake near North Shore and offers: Fishing/Camping supplies, bait, paddle boat and canoe rentals, and firewood. Store Hours: Weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Friday to 8 p.m.), Saturdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Restaurant: Breakfast and lunch daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Both store and restaurant are closed Mondays (except holidays).
       

Swimming

Please see the news release dated August 28, 2020 for more information about swimming in the lakes on the Forest.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.51528016

  Longitude : 
-112.3819

  Elevation : 
5,500 feet