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Address: 3101 Watson Lake Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone Number: 928-925-1410
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Wonderful hiking experience

There was nothing we did not like about Watson Lake - it's scenic, clean and the hiking was phenomenal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Philadelphia PA
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Philadelphia PA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

There was nothing we did not like about Watson Lake - it's scenic, clean and the hiking was phenomenal.

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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Really nice place to camp. The scenery is so pretty! The weather is nice there too! The granite formations are quire a sight; especially the way they surround the lake!

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Candler, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We started the trail along the lower level near the lake and hwy 89 heading South. We connected with the Peavine trail but then branched off hiking through the dells. It was an amazing hike well worth several hours. Beautiful views, changes in terrain. Next time we will definitely bring a picnic lunch and stop in the valley oasis!

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Watson lake is a reservoir lake providing water for the Prescott, Arizona and surrounding communities. There is a small campground which can accommodate tents and motor homes or 5th wheel trailers up to 40 feet without problem. Picnic pavilions can be reserved or used for daily activities. A small boat dock and loading ramp provide access for canoes & paddle... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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79 reviews 79 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I live across the street from this lake. It is a great place to hike with great trails with easy access that circles the entire lake. A great Lake for kayaking and fishing. I recommend this lake if you are in the Prescott area and are looking for a nice day trip

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I love walking the Peavine Trail and overlooking Watson Lake. One can walk on a trail or go off the trail a bit and climb on the granite. Kayaking in Watson Lake was wonderful -- peaceful and serene. Spotted several unique birds. The Great Blue Heron was a highlight.

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Prescott, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Watson Lake is a great little area with lots of rocks and boulders surrounding it. This little lake is a wonderful place to have a picnic or even better yet, if you have a kayak. There are kayaks for rent at the picnic area so enjoy paddling around. If you go back in among the rocks look for the blue... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Watson Lake and Park is a very special place. Many hiking trails around the lake. The rock formations are unique with picknic areas, gazebos kids play areas, Kayacking and good fishing. It is in the City of Prescott and managed by Prescott Parks and Recreatuin. You won't be sorry you came and all for only a $ 2.00 entrance fee.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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144 reviews 144 reviews
60 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Watson Lake Park is maintained by the City of Prescott. There is a $2 parking fee when you enter but the views alone are worth more than that! The lake is surrounded by the "Granite Dells", a cluster of large rock formations that mirror in the lake surface. There are several short, easy dirt trails along the lake shore and... More 

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Wampum, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The lake is not very far from town. When we were visiting, the Highland Games were being hosted there. We had an excellent time.

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