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.Plan to visit Watson Lake during your Prescott vacation using our convenient Prescott travel route planning tool.
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Watson Lake Reviews
My wife and I, and our daughter and her husband, visited Watson Lake and did the Loop Trail including the Over The Hill part. Amazing scenery, and pretty good workout, especially the first 1-1/2... more »
The loop trail is the reason why I gave it an excellent rating. After parking at the boat ramp, the trail goes to the left and offers great views. more »
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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