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Address: 3101 Watson Lake Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone Number: 928-925-1410
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Breathtaking! Best of this country!

Used to being a Midwestern it was so beautiful to see on one side the hills reminiscent of the northwest woods and mountains and then of the other side the desert and Utah like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Used to being a Midwestern it was so beautiful to see on one side the hills reminiscent of the northwest woods and mountains and then of the other side the desert and Utah like rock formations! A guaranteed trip back to explore much more. Do not miss this!

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Middle Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Hot in August, not much shade. Go early in the day. Just amazing, so foreign from the sea level lushness of my locale. Hard to visualize the scale until we saw boaters. Still not easy to relate to. A very different part of our country, and even our planet. Bring water, wear sturdy shoes and enjoy. Wednesday we went was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is a beautiful location and very close to downtown Prescott. Don't miss seeing this gorgeous landmark!

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We enjoyed an early Saturday morning walk on a trail adjacent to the northwest portion of the lake. The trail was good but wear hiking boots or sturdy athletic shoes due to some loose rocks & steep areas. Trail is marked with white dots on the rocks. Access to water is available and the views are very nice.

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Peoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My Nephew and I hiked the North Shore trail for 2 hours around the lake an it was very strenuous for me but there is a 50 year age difference between us. He did fine and it is a great hike with beautiful views. Be prepared with lots of water and some good protein snacks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It's an absolutely gorgeous like to go kayaking on the rocks are Out of this world ! It's very easy to unload your kayak and your gear and put your kayak right in the water and then you have to just walk back a little bit parked car come back and get into your kayak!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My wife and I are definitely returning. We hiked the northwest portion of the lake, somewhat away from the dam. The area is very surreal. We will bring a picnic lunch with us next time so we can enjoy the lake more---perhaps rent a kayak as well. The park itself was a surprise. Instead of portapotties, there are a number... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

It was a fun place to hike around and my gf and I each took some great photos. The scenery is spectacular. For the best pictures think of a morning or evening visit.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Such a nice place to hike and relax :) my daughter, boyfriend and I had a fabulous day at the lake :)

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The Granite Dells at Watson Lake are spectacular. Although one can hike throughout that area, it is also possible to have terrific views from the Watson Lake Park on Highway 89N.

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