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Watson Lake, Prescott

4.8
#1 of 13 in Parks in Prescott
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
Watson Lake is one of two reservoirs at the Granite Dells, outside of Prescott, Arizona, that was formed in the early 1900s when the Chino Valley Irrigation District built a dam on Granite Creek. The City of Prescott bought the reservoir and surrounding land in 1997 to preserve it as recreational land. Local rockclimbers use the granite cliffs above and adjacent to the lake for top-roping and lead climbing. The lake is also the home of TriCity Prep Rowing Crew, a local high school team and only rowing team in Northern Arizona.
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  • Unique, gorgeous place to kayak. Rentals or bring your own. $3 entry, cards accepted. Bathrooms on site. Nice lawn and shaded picnic tables with a view of the water. The Watson Lake Loop is a...  more »
  • Its all true. Do not miss this place. Kayak or canoe on the lake and explore the majestic scenery around endless unique rock formations. Loop trail hike around the lake involves some significant...  more »
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  • Favorite place to kayak. Rent a kayak there or bring your own. Night kayaking was awesome. There is a minimal parking fee. Restrooms. Picnic area with covered tables.
  • Beautiful place to go hike or go for a walk. I love the scenery. The rocks are amazing.

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