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Watson Lake

Address: 3101 Watson Lake Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Prescott
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks

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Lake Havasu City
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

So glad we stopped here. It just looks like any other lake from the highway. However, just a minute after turning off the highway, the rocky terrain around this lake is visible... and gorgeous! We definitely plan on returning with our kayaks. Nice park and trails. It appeared they also had frizbee golf, horseshoes and bocce ball court. BONUS: Wednesday... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We took the Watson Lake Loop trail, listed about 4.8 miles, and ended up walking close to 6 after wandering off the trail several times, including a big detour at the beginning. The views are fantastic -- the granite dells are very unique -- just keep an eye on trail markers. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Lake with a nice established path. Informational signs about the birds near the parking area and well marked trails surround the lake.

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Reno, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A great trail system for any length or ability. Can make it an easy stroll or "mountaineering". Strollers to boulder scrambling; 10 min. to 3 hours. I walked the entire circumference and was glad I had hiking shoes on for the north end bouldering. Trails through the cool red rocks are well marked. Very nice parking, picnic & restroom facilities.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Great place to hike around the beautiful lake and have a cold brew and a bite to eat when finished. not far from the main highway.

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Prescott, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Looking for a great place to spend some time out of doors while visiting Prescott? Do you like to walk/hike, play disc golf, go kayaking/canoeing, do bird watching? Check out Watson Lake and nearby Watson Woods Riparian area only a few minutes drive from downtown Prescott.

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Prescott, Arizona
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Watson Lake is such a unique feature of Prescott. Driving thru the Dells makes you feel like you have traveled to another part of our state. Whether you follow Peavine trail (I do recommend hanging a left at the first walkway down to the lake and following the marked trail) or you hike through the boulders, it is a spectacular... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Moving to Arizona and waiting to close on our new home we took our first Trail walk, one of many recommended by our realtor. Trail, scenery, weather, and people we found to be EXTREMELY FRIENDLY IN BEAUTIFUL PRESCOTT, ARIZONA. EXCELLENT DAY! DEFINITELY RECOMMEND.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's worth stopping by this lake, even just to take a few pictures. Quite stunning amid the desert landscape, and a nice place to either hike or relax and watch the ducks.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The folks that maintain the trails in this Park are great. They place a little white painted dot on the corner of a rock that's hardly noticable unless you're looking for them. No ugly signs for mischief makers to move or steal....a problem on many trails....so this was a great hike. Beautiful scenery and quiet down within the rocks.

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