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Rock climbing, kayaking, hiking in one pretty little package

We visit Watson Lake often for opportunities to rock climb, kayak, and hike. It is so easily... read more

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Oscar N Barbara Z
Chicago, Illinois
Great place to spend the day!

We brought our own kayaks and used the south boat launch area to put them into the lake. You can... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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3101 Watson Lake Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301
+1 928-925-1410
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Reviewed today

We visit Watson Lake often for opportunities to rock climb, kayak, and hike. It is so easily accessible. Small enough to get around quickly, but big on views and fun! Great place to spend the day.

Thank Oscar N Barbara Z
Reviewed 5 days ago

We brought our own kayaks and used the south boat launch area to put them into the lake. You can rent kayaks there and there is also a north launch area. We had a picnic lunch there. Also played the disc golf course - not...More

Thank kistlerb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place to unwind and do a bit of rock climbing or hiking. Kayak rental was closed but would have been fun too. They are having a Celtic festival this weekend in the park.

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we visited during an August weekend and expected it to be overrun withpicnickers, there was plenty of parking and many places to walk or hike without being overwhelmed by too many people on the trails or by screaming children. City owned, we couldn't use...More

1  Thank Scout4x
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to do a day trip to Prescott, and to check out some places we hadn't been before. Our first stop was Watson Lake, and it far exceeded our expectations! It is absolutely stunning. There was beauty everywhere we looked. We weren't prepared to...More

Thank Anne T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful lakes I have seen! I love to do outdoor photography and this is an excellent place for that. I will definitely go back next time I visit Prescott.

Thank janedoe32
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Granite Dells around the lake are absolutely beautiful! Great place fro non-motor boating, kayaking, paddle boarding. Well marked trail system around the Dells. Must see park!

Thank jaylinda1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very close to the center of Prescott. A nice place to hike, various places for a picnic (some covered areas), kayaking rentals available, interesting terrain.

Thank Lee Ann T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a beautiful lake with unusual rock formations and well kept public facilities such as restrooms and picnic areas. We left the easy to walk 'bike path' to hike through the rocks after reading the sign regarding the path becoming more difficult. This is...More

Thank Peg G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super walks for the whole family. Ideal for pick nicks and strolling around. Fabulous and breathtaking views.

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Celeste S
August 23, 2018|
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Response from solem8s | Reviewed this property |
Where do you put in at Watson lake? I don't know. Do you pay to park even if you have AZ state pass or lifetime pass? They do not accept AZ state pass or National passes. Where do you enter to go in? Enter on Hwy 89 Is... More
Paula S
August 14, 2018|
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Response from Courtney P | Reviewed this property |
There is a boat ramp at the park to put kayaks in. We didn’t kayak but saw some people putting theirs in. The park is very small so you will find it quite easily.
July 2, 2018|
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Response from Cindy M | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about camping permits, but did see campers. Yes, there is frisbee golf. Saw the baskets along the trail that sides the lake. Have fun. Make sure to visit downtown Prescott - lots of great places to eat and shop.