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Watson Lake, Prescott

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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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  • We were here in the afternoon so it was quite windy. If we go again, we'll get there in the morning. Plenty of people were kayaking anyway. The scenery is beautiful. There are campsites, bathrooms... 
    We were here in the afternoon so it was quite windy. If we go again, we'll get there in the morning. Plenty of people were kayaking anyway. The scenery is beautiful. There are campsites, bathrooms...  more »
  • Started at North boat ramp heading counter clockwise. Confusing marking of trails. (Seriously, white spray painted dots?) Very little shade, lots of people out and about. $3 for entry into park... 
    Started at North boat ramp heading counter clockwise. Confusing marking of trails. (Seriously, white spray painted dots?) Very little shade, lots of people out and about. $3 for entry into park...  more »
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  • Beautiful place. It's hard to take a bad picture.
  • Water level is low, bringing the reeds close to the surface. Plan on catching reeds more so then fish.

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