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Lynx Lake RA

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The Highlands Center for Natural History, a non-profit organization, has a learning center and trail system on 80 acres along Walker Road under a special use permit from the Prescott National Forest. The center offers outdoor science education for visitors of all ages, focused on the unique ecology of the Central Arizona Highlands. For more information, call (928) 776-9550. Lynx Lake Store and Marina Fishing/camping supplies, bait, boat rentals, cafe, and firewood. Store/marina is only open from late spring to early fall. Restaurant hours vary by season. For current information call (928) 7780720. Lynk Lake Store and Marina operates under a Special Use Permit from the Prescott National Forest. Wildlife Viewing - Lynx Lake is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Summer residents include osprey, javelina, and many small birds. Winter residents include bald eagles, deer, and great blue herons. A keen eye and a sharp ear can help you spot many of these animals. Closure for Wildlife © Les Stukenberg The east side of Trail 311 and portions of Trail 94 are closed from December 1 to June 30 each year for nesting bald eagles. The bald eagle is a threatened species and is most likely to produce viable offspring if they are not disturbed by human activity. This closure includes portions of the trails on the dam. Trails Number and Name Map Grid Length (in miles) Vertical Gain (in feet) 62 – Ranch B2 3.1 1,200 From Hwy. 69 go south about .5 mile on Walker Road to the Ranch Trail (62) Trailhead on the west side of the road. Great views of Lynk Creek and Lynx Lake. Connects to Trail 9854 and Watershed Trail #299. Remember safety in sharing the trail: bikes yield to hikers and horses. A small part of this trail is part of the Prescott Circle Trail. 95 – Salida Gulch C4 4.2 420 From Hwy. 69 go south on Walker Road about 1.5 miles. Turn left at Lynk Creek Ruin turnoff (FR 9401T) and drive 1 mile to the trailhead. Take trail 9263 across Lynk Creek just before the gate to get to Trail 95 sign. An enjoyable loop trail. The trail showcases everything from prickly pear cactus to ponderosa pine and riparian willows. 301 – Lynx Creek Ruin C3 0.5 120 From Hwy. 69 go south on Walker Road about 1.5 miles. Take a left at Lynx Creek Ruin turnoff (FR 9401T) to Lynx Ruin Trailhead. Short interpretive trail through pinon and juniper to an observation platform at a prehistoric ruin. Fee is $5. 305 – Homestead B3 G4 7.0 100 Lynx Creek Ruin Trailhead, The Ranch Trailhead #62 or Trail 297. Beware at road crossings! This trail connects to several sites and other trails. Bikes yield to hikers. 311 – Lynx Recreation E4 F4 2.3 20 Lynx Northshore, Lynx Southshore or Lynx and Hilltop Campgrounds. A popular hiking trail that goes around Lynx Lake. The west side is paved and accessible to wheelchairs. Fee is $5. 9263 ­– Salida Connection C4 4.3 700 See directions for Salida Gulch Trail #95 above. Trail climbs uphill for most of its length. Good views! Remember safety in sharing the trail: bikes yield to hikers and horses. ATVs and motorcycles ride responsibly - stay on trails, tread lightly and watchout for others. 9854 – Sevenmile E3 3.1 1,020 From Hwy 69 go south on Walker Road about 2.5 miles. Trailhead is on the right. Connects Walker Road (CO 57) to Watershed Trail #299 and to Senator Highway (CO 56). Remember safety in sharing the trail: bikes yield to hikers and horses. ATVs and motorcycles ride responsibly - stay on trails, tread lightly and watch out for others. Access Activities Comments 36 CFR 261.10(d) Discharging of any weapon within 150 yards of a recreation site or occupied area is prohibited. Target Shooting and Hunting B2 Trail 62 F4 Lynx Southshore 1 1 Vault 28 2 Vault E4 Lynx Northshore C4 Lynx Creek Ruin • Eagle Ridge Group Campground has two campsites which can be reserved by one or two groups. 0 C4, D4 Gold Pan Number of Tables Map Grid Name • Camping fees include use of day-use sites within the Prescott National Forest. See pay station for details. • Keep wildlife wild. Maintain a clean campsite to reduce nuisance animals and pests. No 8 Seasonal 1 Flush 3 1 Vault • Trash receptacles are available. No dumping of any refuse brought from private property. • No cleaning or washing of fish, animals, or food at water hydrants or in restroom sinks. • Pets are welcome but must be on a leash 6-foot or less and under physical control at all times. No 2 Vault Peregrine Osprey Name F4 5,713 F3 5,713 Map Grid No Drinking Water Toilets F4 Hilltop Name • At least one person must occupy a campsite during the first night after camping equipment is set up. • Camping is available April 1 through October 31. Campground and Day-Use Area Notes Fee (Subject to Change) Activities Map Grid 1 1 Vault 1 4 vehicles; 2 RVs or trailers 1 Vault 13 vehicles; 3 RVs or trailers Maximum # of Vehicles Yes Yes Reservation Eagle Ridge Group Campground • Camping equipment cannot be left unattended. • All campsites have tables and grills. Fires are permitted only in stoves or designated fire rings. None Elevation Number Number (feet) of Sites of Toilets E3 E4 F3 • No RV hookups or sanitary dump stations in campground. $5 For Reservations call 1-877-444-5777 or visit www.recreation.gov Lynx • Camping is permitted only in designated campsites. $5 Day-Use Areas • Stay limits at Lynx Area campgrounds are 7 days in a 60-day period. • Day-Use Hours: Hours vary by season. Approximately dawn to dusk. See posted hours at each site. $5 Seasonal • Drinking water is available in all campgrounds. • Quiet hours from 10 pm to 6 am. None 5,600 5,700 2 Flush 4 Vault 35 37 10 5 Vault 20 10 Elevation Number Number (feet) of Sites of Toilets 20 Single Site Double Site Maximum # of People Yes No Reservation Campgrounds Up to 25 people = $50 51-75 people = $125 1-50 people = $75 (Subject to Change) Fee per Night $18 $36 $36 $18 Double Site Single Site (Subject to Change) Fee per Night • Maximum vehicles: 2 at a single family campsite and 4 at a double campsite. • An RV towing a car counts as 1 vehicle. • Not all campsites will accomodate the maximum vehicle length of 40 ft. • $5 for a 3rd vehicle and $5 for 4th vehicle at a double campsite. • Two motorcycles count as 1 vehicle. • $5 for 2nd vehicle at a single family campsite. • Maximum number of RVs and trailers is 1 per single family campsite. • Your camping fee covers: 1 vehicle for a single family campsite 2 vehicles for a double campsite • A vehicle pulling a trailer counts as 1 vehicle. Vehicles United States Department of Agriculture Welcome . . . to Lynx Lake Recreation Area Lynx Lake is one of the most popular recreation spots in central Arizona. More than 90,000 people visit each year! Mild weather, cool ponderosa pine forest, a serene 55-acre lake, trout fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, archaeological sites, and bird watching attract visitors from throughout Arizona, and brings them back again and again. Lynx Lake Recreation Area Bradshaw Ranger District Prescott National Forest Use Fees Lynx Lake Recreation Area fees are authorized under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004. Camping and day-use fees collected here are used to maintain and improve facilities and services in this area. A daily fee is charged at developed day-use sites. Payment at one site allows use of all day-use sites in the Prescott National Forest for that day. Parking at Lynx Store and Marina is for customers only. Prescott National Forest passes are valid for 4 to 12 months and are honored at all day-use sites on the forest. They are available at all Prescott National Forest ranger stations. No fees are charged for visitors arriving on foot or bicycle. Wednesdays are free days. Boating Electric and gas motors (under 10 HP), oar, paddle, or sail-powered boats are permitted. Rental boats are available at Lynx Store and Marina, (928) 778-0720. Fishing Arizona State Game and Fish Department periodically stocks the lake with trout and other fish species. A State of Arizona fishing license and trout stamp are required for anglers age 14 and over. www.azgfd.gov Swimming Swimming by people or dogs is not permitted at any time in Lynx Lake. U.S . a Fee Are Your recreation fees produced this brochure. Thank you very much for your support! For More Information, Contact . . . Prescott National Forest 344 S. Cortez Street Prescott, AZ 86303 Phone: (928) 443-8000 Fax: (928) 443-8008 Fire Information: (928) 777-5799 Or visit . . . www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/ The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Reprinted on recycled paper • June 2014 Forest Service Southwestern Region RG-R3-09-2

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