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Old 06-06-2019, 11:04 AM   #1
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Anyone visit Lynx Lake near Prescott, AZ?

We did a poor job this year of making our campground reservations early, so I'm kind of scrambling.


In late august, we are looking for altitude to avoid the heat. Being near water is always good.


Almost all of my favorite campsites, and many others I found, are already booked up, and at least the "good" sites are unavailable.


I found a new one: Lynx Lake near Prescott, AZ. It looks like a nice facility with some hiking, near Prescott, at about 6500 feet.



The thing is, it's almost completely unreserved.


What am I missing? Mosquitoes the size of bears? Bears as numerous as mosquitoes?
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Old 06-06-2019, 11:26 AM   #2
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We stay there once a year but haven't been there yet this year. We like Hilltop campground and 2 years ago the NFS Prescott changed it to all reserve except 10 spots which are first come first serve.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:40 PM   #3
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What about Flagstaff?
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Old 06-15-2019, 07:48 AM   #4
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Bonito Campground is all first come and it’s super nice. It’s about 10 miles outside of Flagstaff. All the sites and roads are paved. It’s a great spot right at the entrance to Sunset Crater National Monument.

Get there in the morning on a weekday and you’re very likely to get a spot for up to Two weeks.

No hookups and they don’t have a dump station, so that’s a draw back. Also no cell service. But otherwise it’s ideal. We spent 4-days there in May.
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:56 AM   #5
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What about Flagstaff?
Nice place to stop for gas.



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No hookups and they donít have a dump station, so thatís a draw back.

I seek places without hookups. keeps away the crowds and the giant class A busses.
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Old 06-19-2019, 04:29 PM   #6
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Dead Horse State Park outside of Cottonwood is also nice and there is a stream that runs through it. Full hookups. Being a state park, it will be somewhat busy but that time of year might be less busy. Good luck!

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Dead Horse State Park outside of Cottonwood is also nice and there is a stream that runs through it. Full hookups. Being a state park, it will be somewhat busy but that time of year might be less busy. Good luck!

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Al,
If there are "full hookups" at DHSP, things must have changed dramatically in Dead Horse State Park since we were there two years ago. At that time, they only had water and electricity at each site. There is a central dump, near the entrance to the park, but, none at the sites. It is a nice park for sure. Like anything nice, it's tough to get into at better times of the year.
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:38 PM   #8
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Scott,

You are correct...my mistake! We had such a great time I hardly remembered dumping my tanks on the way out! Thanks for keeping me honest!

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Old 06-19-2019, 07:35 PM   #9
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Prescott while much cooler than Phoenix can still get rather warm in the summer months. Fun town we love to visit but we take our RV to Williams, AZ. Higher elevation so cooler temps. We stay at Grand Canyon Railway RV park. A very nice resort. Williams itself is a fun small route 66 town. Several lakes for fishing near by. Bearizona drive thru wildlife park, deer petting zoo, zipline and other fun things to do in the area.
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:28 PM   #10
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I know Williams well, alhough i didn't know there was a deer petting zoo...


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Old 06-22-2019, 09:03 AM   #11
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Nice place to stop for gas.






I seek places without hookups. keeps away the crowds and the giant class A busses.
We love staying at J&H RV Park.. it is clean, great location, and the owners are super nice. They fill up certain times of the year, but they've always been able to put us up for a few nights when we're passing through and haven't made a reservation. I'd give them a try...
https://flagstaffrvparks.com/

And there is a beautiful RV Park by Meteor Crater (which is a great place to visit too)
https://www.meteorcrater.com/rvpark.html

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Doug/Jayne,
We stayed at J&H in May and found it very crowded. The sites are long but there isn't much space between them. And the rules, rules, rules, everything had a sign with another rule. Even the picnic table said, no BBQ. The hand out they gave us had rules we'd never seen before. No kids, no smoking (anywhere), no speeding, no working on your RV, no ladders or getting on your roof.

Sure some rules are fine and required but no ladders? No working on your RV?

The place is popular so this stuff doesn't bother everyone but we just never felt comfortable there. Flagstaff doesn't have anything better really - not with full hookups - anyway.
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We stayed at J&H in May and found it very crowded. The sites are long but there isn't much space between them. And the rules, rules, rules, everything had a sign with another rule. Even the picnic table said, no BBQ. The hand out they gave us had rules we'd never seen before. No kids, no smoking (anywhere), no speeding, no working on your RV, no ladders or getting on your roof.

Sure some rules are fine and required but no ladders? No working on your RV?

The place is popular so this stuff doesn't bother everyone but we just never felt comfortable there. Flagstaff doesn't have anything better really - not with full hookups - anyway.
They do have a KOA (https://koa.com/campgrounds/flagstaff/) and Black Bart's RV park (https://blackbartsrvpark.com/) in Flagstaff.. we've stayed at both of the, but even though J&H has a lot of rules, we still prefer staying there. We had plenty of room between our space and the neighbor's with our Phaeton's 4 slides all out. The only other place I know to stay in Flag, and we haven't tried it, is the Fairgrounds at the airport exit.
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I don't doubt the J&H is the best in Flagstaff. It's unfortunate that the rules are so overbearing. We don't travel with kids, we don't smoke but we do put our Weber BBQ on the picnic table and since we had been in a hail storm the day before we got to Flagstaff I did want to pull out my extension ladder and climb on the roof. So, it felt restricting.

As I posted earlier we left there and went 8 miles up the road to Bonito CG in the National Forest and had a wonderful time. Quite the opposite experience. No hookups, but huge sites with probably 1/2 acre between other campers. And hardly any rules of any kind.

I'm sounding like I don't like any campground rules and that's not true. Just when they are out of the ordinary and so omnipresent.
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