Lynx Lake - North Shore Picnic Site

Prescott National Forest, Near Prescott, Arizona

Lynx Lake - North Shore Picnic Site does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Lynx Lake surrounded by tall pines under a blue skyFriendly host greets visitors with a wave and a smileTrail around the lake is partially paved and accessible to wheelchairsLarge junipers and ponderosa pines shade the central picnic areaWildlife viewing scope allows visitors to focus on birds and animals around the lakeInquisitive visitors learn about Lynx Lake by reading interpretive signsUnpaved trail crosses the dam at Lynx Lake

At 55-acres, Lynx Lake is the largest--and busiest--lake on the Prescott National Forest.  Lynx Lake North Shore Day-use Area provides lake-side recreation, fishing, picnic tables and grills, a wildlife viewing scope, and interpretive signs. 

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.