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Watson Lake

3101 Watson Lake Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301
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Ranked #1 of 28 Attractions in Prescott
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Tucson, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

What a nice area! View and grounds great. Did a look, see but will return to stay longer. I had no idea the lake was that large! Hiking paths a plus.

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Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Me sister and I drove up to Prescott for the day. We stopped by the Visitors Bureau and a kind gentleman gave us good directions to Watson Lake and a map. It was a beautiful day and the amazing rock formations and the blue water were so beautiful!! I truly didn't want to leave. I wish I had been better... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

At the top of the hill parking lot, there's a nice hike down to the lake. Can be challenging with lots of loose rocks and soft dirt. The scenery is so unique with the boulder formations. At the center of park is a large grass area where many folks play soccer and softball. Can be crowded. The playground was empty... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A beauty on land and water. Peaceful, calming, restful any time of year although I am partial to the Fall. The Fall colors are magnificent.

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Sun City West, Arizona, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Liked the peaceful setting for our lunch. Tables are available....but the shelters are for group reservations only. Could not conveniently get close to the water....unless you're a boater.

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Prescott, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is the place where Prescottonians come to kayak any time of year when the sun is shining. The nice sized lake has interesting rock formations and little coves where cormorants and ducks hang out. Other migratory birds use this as a flyover reststop. Some stay throughout the year. You can also do a little rock climbing or watch firefighters... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We liked there being fewer people there than Sedona! We found the trails harder to follow but its hard to lose sight of the lake.

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Sedona, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

one of Prescott's gems - just a beautiful place to photograph and enjoy, and doesn't require a lot of walking

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Made a stop here on my ride down from Jerome and it was the most unique place I've seen in Arizona. The rock formations against the still blue water just look unbelievable and make for great pictures. The trails are narrow but easy to navigate down to the water by following painted white dots on the ground. Not too difficult... More

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Robbinsdale, Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Absolutely gorgeous, if not mind-blowing lake about 5 miles north of Prescott. We were unprepared for what this lake and park area had to offer. Next time we will have on hiking shoes and, ideally, have a kayak to paddle around this absolutely stunning lake.

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