Dominated for centuries by an old stone lookout tower, this settler encampment by the Saugus River was recently pillaged by raiders. Some Gunners also recently stole some eggs from a deathclaw nest in the ravine to the north, with orders to take them to Diamond City for an eccentric resident.
Lynn Woods is a small, uninhabited location, with all the inhabitants having been killed by raiders before the Sole Survivor discovers it. The nearby area is infested with deathclaws, and is located near a ravine that is used in the quest The Devil's Due, wherein the Sole Survivor can return a deathclaw egg to its nest.
In this location, there is a small tower with a siren on top of it. Reaching the camp area or lockpicking the steamer trunk in the shack will cause several raiders to spawn, while activating the siren will cause two leveled deathclaws to spawn. Normally, the tower is safe from the deathclaws, but if the deathclaws attack the Sole Survivor when the Sole Survivor is in the tower, there is a chance the deathclaws may lunge into the tower, allowing them to then climb the stairs.
- A deathclaw gauntlet - In the small valley to the west-northwest that contains deathclaws. There is a non-hostile deathclaw should one be doing the quest The Devil's Due.
- Wasteland Survival Guide issue #4 - On top of the yellow sleeping bag in the southern wooden shack.
- Lynn Woods chest key - On the body of a settler at the top of the tower. This opens the Master-locked chest inside the northern shack.
- To the west of the unmarked deathclaw nest, a mirelurk queen will sometimes spawn. This is level dependent.
- When at this location during the quest The Devil's Due, companions make comments. These comments are activated at the deathclaw nest when the egg is placed inside the nest, ending the quest.
The Lynn Woods appears only in Fallout 4.
Behind the scenes
The real-life Lynn Woods Reservation (founded 1881) is a 2,200-acre (8.9 km²) municipal forest park in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, located in the same general vicinity as it appears in the game. There is a tower at the highest point there, just as in the game, called simply Stone Tower, which was built in 1936 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) as a fire observation tower.
- When the Sole Survivor is on the top, one of the deathclaws may respawn itself.[verified]
- Occasionally on lower difficulties, only one deathclaw may arrive.[verified]
- The settler corpse can sometimes not contain the key to the chest. This seems to occur if one leaves the area or reloads a save after they first load the cell. Reloading to a point before the area was first entered can cause the key to spawn properly, however it still may not spawn every time. [verified]
- Parsons Creamery for the quest Special Delivery. [verified] If the settler's corpse is not looted the first time entering the area it will disappear when the area resets, which is quite common when visiting
- Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Collector's Edition p. 276: "[2.05] LYNN WOODS
Dominated for centuries by an old stone lookout tower, this settler encampment was recently pillaged by Raiders. Why not return the favor? Expect reinforcements if you scale the tower; even the odds by flipping the circuit breaker atop the tower. The siren summons two Deathclaws from a nearby nest. Unlock the steamer trunk (Master) using good old-fashioned chuzpah, or use the key on the settler corpse at the top of the tower."
(Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Map)
- Sergeant Lee's holotape