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Address: 3101 Watson Lake Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone Number: 928-925-1410
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We had a big group that wanted to kayak here. We rented kayaks and spent a hour and a half paddling between the rocks and just enjoying the unique beauty! We also hiked the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Salt Point, New York
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Salt Point, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had a big group that wanted to kayak here. We rented kayaks and spent a hour and a half paddling between the rocks and just enjoying the unique beauty! We also hiked the front part of the lake trail. It's such a unique environment...totally rocky on one side of the lake and trees on the other side. The rocks... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

In Arizona, it doesn't take much of a body of water to draw attention (think Tempe Town Lake for instance), but this place is truly gorgeous. My wife and I always find the time to stop here on each of our visits to the Prescott area. You can do as much or as little as you want in the presence... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Rented a canoe, a kayak and a tandem kayak for about an hour. Staff was friendly and helpful. Water was very green so we didn't get in. Fun to row around the little lake though. Will come back.

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Went with a neighbor to christen my new (to me) kayak. Pretty experienced from going back East but this is my first kayak that I have owned. Got there about 7am so it wasn't very busy. Really enjoyed exploring all the little coves and of course the rocks were fabulous. Fortunately my neighbor knew the lake pretty well so we... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great spot for hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, stargazing to name a few. Small but decent playground. Camping is available with no amenities. A photographers dream.

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Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My wife and I found the park to be a great place to picnic, hike, or kayak. Beautiful scenery. Close to town too!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We were on our way to spend a day in downtown Prescott and made a quick decision to stop and take a look. It is only a couple miles out of town. This park has it all! You can rent a kayak or canoe and enjoy awesome views of the surrounding boulders. Hiking would be another fun experience and offer... More 

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Prescott
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I have had several experiences here. The hike all around the lake that puts you on Peavine at some point is a beautiful hike. Just allow enough time. Kayaking, we have our own kayaks and this is such a lovely area to explore. I like early evening. The beauty of the rocks changes with the setting of the sun.

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Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This trail around the lake is around 5 miles. I believe there are shorter ones to do as well. It's a technical trail meaning most of it is over boulders. The first 1/4 mile isn't bad tho and I'm sure you will find it unique and fun. We do lots of trails and hiking and this obeisance in the top... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

went for a hike around the lake - started with the Peavine Trail which is pretty easier and then went boulder hopping on the Over the Hill trail - very easy to follow as you just follow the white paint dots - it was great fun although legs did ache after!!

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Address: Address: 3101 Watson Lake Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone Number: 928-925-1410
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Prescott

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