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Watson Lake

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Address: 3101 Watson Lake Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301
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Beautiful views

$2 car entrance fee to get into the park. The views and the lake were beautiful. Nice hiking, but I would say our hike was a moderate level hike. We took a little loop that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Encinitas, CA
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Encinitas, CA
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121 reviews 121 reviews
38 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

$2 car entrance fee to get into the park. The views and the lake were beautiful. Nice hiking, but I would say our hike was a moderate level hike. We took a little loop that took us shoreline to the lake, and that was pretty fun... saw wildlife, plants, and interesting rock (quartz) in the ground.. Only spent about an... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

It's an easy hike and you can make it more fun by bouldering or rock climbing. If you're in the area, definitely stop by. I wish I had more time to spend there though

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Rent a kayak and ride around amongst the boulders and wildlife. Beautiful and peaceful surroundings while getting a decent workout. Check that the rentals are open or buy yourself your own.

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oceanside
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We have been to Watson Lake several times but never took the time to go to Willow Lake, until this past week. Oh my! it is a great lake for kayaking and birding. I strongly recommend it.

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sedona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Exploring the granite dells was a ton of fun for everyone in our group. If you don't have your own it definitely worth renting.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice trail to walk around the lake. Very peaceful place to enjoy the sounds of nature and meet locals out fishing or doing the same.

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Orange City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Kayaks, Canoes, Mountain Bikes and Hikers were all enjoying the day. I enjoyed a beautiful photographic experience.

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Knightdale, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We visited Watson Lake on the way to Jerome mid-morning. The parking was easily accessible and once you go over a hill in the entrance, you see the beauty immediately. There were many people unloading kayaks and also sitting along the banks. The parking is ample and there are numerous overlooks around the lake. We didn't do the lake loop... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

There are so many lakes that we can go and look at, the question often is what makes any of them special. Easy answer for Watson - the rocks which form part of the lake infrastructure. Very impressive.

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Trails all over. We love the rocks, the scenery! Trails not always well marked. We got sidetracked and lost the trail numerous times. The views were worth getting lost, however!

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