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Watson Lake

3101 Watson Lake Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301
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Ranked #2 of 27 attractions in Prescott
Type: Bodies of Water
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Camp Verde, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

peaceful setting well marked paths, bring plenty of water! the views are magnificent. you can take a brisk walk or climb the rocks, they also have kayak rentals

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Chehalis, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you're looking for a place to hike that isn't too far out of town then Watson Lake will fit the bill. Then after you enjoyed the hike and the scenery of colorful rocks, jump into the cool water and cool off!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent scenery as a background for a hike. We did have some trouble following the trails which were not real well marked. Ended up visiting some campgrounds on our first attempt to go around the lake. The boxes for maps were all empty. Grab one if they have any. Seems like we saw a lot trail signs pointing ahead, and... More

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Watson lake is one of those naturally beautiful places that you just look at in awe. If you are a hiker, there is a moderately difficult hike that goes around the lake that will take a couple of hours during which you will see very unique and stunningly beautfiul rock formations surrounding the main part of the lake. Beware that... More

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Las Vegas, NV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Whether you view the mounds of rocks in Watson Lake from the picnic overlook or from the trail, you won't forget this spectacular view. This is a moderate hike with lots of slick rock hiking. There are several options from going totally around lake to only doing a portion of it. Bring a camera. There are outfitters that will rent... More

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We stopped here for a look on a very windy day. We didn't have a lot of time otherwise I would have liked to take a walk around the lake. It is a very nice scenic area with paved car parks and amenities. There were people kiaking on the lake. This is a very pleasant area for a walk, or... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We visited Watson Lake Park twice during our 1 week stay in Prescott. We hiked around the entire lake during our first visit. The hike through the hills at the north end (Northshore, Watson Loop and Lakeshore Trails) will provide some excellent views as well as a beautiful spot along Granite Creek at the foot of the dam. However, this... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My boyfriend an I rented two solo kayaks for the day. It was a beautiful day with a high around 105 degrees in June. We wanted to go on a Thursday and the rental company, Prescott Outdoors, isn't (currently) open on Thursdays. I emailed the contact address on their website about two weeks ahead and they were able to make... More

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Lots to see including the Dells. We take the kayak out on the lake and always have a good time. Kid and pet friendly. Hiking trails. BBQ areas and rec areas. Highly recommended.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There are horseshoes, disc/frisbee golf, kayaking, camping, boating, rock climbing, itself with the rocks looks like another planet. This is one of the best places to go in Prescott.a little hiking. Plus the lake i

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