This is a fun place to stay. Situated on a ridge between the eastern shore of Lynx Lake and Lynx Lake Road deep inside Nancy Lake State Recreation Area, these two are almost identical cabins (only 200 feet apart). They offer direct access to two lakes as well as the park’s trail system.
For Family And Adventurers
Though relatively close, each cabin is colored by a slightly different atmosphere. Lynx 2’s porch faces the sunset, with good afternoon sun and a view of Lynx Lake. It feels open, more exposed. Lynx 3 faces east, the sunrise choice, and is closer to dense forest with a view of Baines Lakes. Yes, there is some traffic on the road, but it passes quickly and doesn’t seem to intrude. If you are using only one cabin, the distance is just far enough to ensure privacy from the other.
Two beautiful, blond-wood 16-by-20 log cabins, new in 2014. Each has sleeping space for six with two double bunks in a sleeping alcove at back of cabin and a child-safe loft with a ladder. Wood stove, table and cooking space in airy front area under high ceiling. Outside is a fire ring, outhouse and picnic table. Excellent fishing for northern pike, especially in Baines Lakes. Common loons, Pacific loons, grebes, and Arctic terns regularly nest nearby, and sandhill cranes sometimes stop in the extensive wetland beyond Baines Lakes. Lake water must be purified. Burnable wood can be found in the woods and off Lynx Lake Road.
What Can You Do At Lynx Lake Cabins 2 & 3?
- Both have separate landings with immediate access to the 315-acre Lynx Lake and portages leading south, southwest, west and north. Winter trails crisscross the frozen lake.
- The 6.5-mile-long Lynx Lake Road out back offers connections to hiking and trail running into the interior of the park or south to Butterfly Lake. The road is open to bicycling.
- Just beyond the road lies Baines Lakes — a serpentine network of ancient beaver channels that link a series of large ponds chock full of pike. For people who love exploring twisty water trails, Lynx Lake connects to Baines Lakes via a stream that goes under the road bridge about one mile south.
- With a sister cabin next door, the setting is welcoming for reunions of all kinds: with sleeping space for 12 available in two locations, with separate outhouses to boot.
- Mostly firm bottom at the landings on Lynx Lake offer decent swimming.