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Address: 3101 Watson Lake Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone Number: 928-925-1410
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Beautiful even with low water levels

So glad we visited. Large playground, boat launch and likely terrific hiking (we were unable to hike, though) . Kayak rentals are said to be available in summer. Look for the rock... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Codertch
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad we visited. Large playground, boat launch and likely terrific hiking (we were unable to hike, though) . Kayak rentals are said to be available in summer. Look for the rock formation that looks like a frog's bulgy eyes.

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Thank Codertch
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Watson Lake is the most interesting lake I have ever seen. The rock formations around it are so unique. There are lots of places to sit and just enjoy the wonderful, peaceful view and lots of places to play, hike, grill, etc.

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Thank Sandra H
Lakewood, CA
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We camped at Rim of Rock campground adjacent to Watson Lake. We walked from campsite to nice trail that led to Beautiful lake Watson. Since it was late afternoon in January very few people there mainly birds! Very peaceful and oh so beautiful.

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Olympia
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little lake and park with hiking trails and amazing views of the rock formations. You can do some kayaking and rappelling.

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Thank William P
Chicago, Illinois
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488 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not so much the lake as what is around it. The hiking, the rocks, the climbing makes this a really neat area. Have been here multiple times and have always enjoyed the area. The views from some of the spots are pretty neat and you can see quite a few miles on the higher places. Be careful climbing in the... More 

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Humboldt, Arizona
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brought my kids here and they had a blast. From the hiking trails, climbing on the huge rocks and hanging out by the water it was a great day. Nice bathrooms, bring your dog and have a fun time.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gorgeous area. We saw hundreds of ducks including northern shovelers, two types of grebes, buffleheads, and ruddy ducks. We sat and watched them feed for a while. It does cost 2 dollars to get in but it is worth it. There are really pretty hiking trails.

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Prescott, Arizona
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Soon after we moved to Prescott, some friends brought kayaks (you can rent them there, too) and off we went to Watson Lake. It was a gorgeous day, and paddling in and around The Dells was a whole new perspective on "The Rocks". We saw Koots, ducks, Great Blue Heron, and a Bald Eagle, up close and (almost) personal. THAT... More 

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Thank Gayla Y
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for serious hiking, trail riding, and horseback riding because of the loose trail and elevation change. Unusual looking rock formations rise out of the water. One can kayak.

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Thank Perry L
Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lake is like no other. Surrounded by majestic rock formations, its perfect to photograph. It has great hiking trails all around.

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