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Address: 3101 Watson Lake Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301
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Watson Lake a Marvel in an unexpected place!

Watson Lake is nestled in the Granite Dells Surrounded and divided by Huge granite boulders this lake is fun to kayak on, Great to walk around, has fish and places to climb to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Watson Lake is nestled in the Granite Dells Surrounded and divided by Huge granite boulders this lake is fun to kayak on, Great to walk around, has fish and places to climb to adventure. All in the context of starling views within just a few miles of Prescott and Prescott Valley. We've been coming here for years. The Lake takes... More 

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Papendrecht, The Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We parked our car on one of the parking lots at the lakeside and walked part of the trail around the lake. The trails were not very well indicated and different names were used for the same trails. Not a big deal, as we found our own way. We will certainly return later this year when the campground is open... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Watson Lake is a beautiful lake to hike around, picnic at, etc. During the summer the lake level may be a bit low, but don't let that stop you from taking a nice walk around the lake.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You have to pay $2.00 dollars to park. If your dollar bills don't go in after a couple of tries just pull back on them slightly and the kiosk takes them. The walking trails are nice which gives you a good view of the lake itself. It is pretty you have orange, coral rocks sticking up out from the lake... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Watson Lake is simply stunning for its natural beauty and topography. I have hiked around it and also kayaked on it. The red rocks are gorgeous, the riparian area stunning to walk through and taking the "dot" trail challenging and lovely with teaming with nature.

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Prescott, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This lake is very beautiful with its still water and rock outcroppings. Lots of photo opportunities, great trails for hiking and a large gazebo that can be reserved for family gatherings or special occasions. Very well kept and clean.

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73 reviews 73 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We walked around the lake and it is beautiful. We had a great time and loved taking pictures and looking at the great rock formations. Close to town but worth a special trip.

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Encinitas, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

$2 car entrance fee to get into the park. The views and the lake were beautiful. Nice hiking, but I would say our hike was a moderate level hike. We took a little loop that took us shoreline to the lake, and that was pretty fun... saw wildlife, plants, and interesting rock (quartz) in the ground.. Only spent about an... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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70 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

It's an easy hike and you can make it more fun by bouldering or rock climbing. If you're in the area, definitely stop by. I wish I had more time to spend there though

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Prescott, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Rent a kayak and ride around amongst the boulders and wildlife. Beautiful and peaceful surroundings while getting a decent workout. Check that the rentals are open or buy yourself your own.

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