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Address: 2900 S Goldwater Lake Rd, Prescott, AZ 86303
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Catch it when it's not busy and you can have a nice time.

Small lake, but pretty. It's a pay park and can get crowded. Some of the locals aren't the type you'd want picnicking next to you. Worth seeing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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English first
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small lake, but pretty. It's a pay park and can get crowded. Some of the locals aren't the type you'd want picnicking next to you. Worth seeing.

Thank dangerdave
Gilbert, AZ USA
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Picked up some groceries from Safeway to have a sunset picnic at Goldwater Lake. Found the perfect spot by the kayak/canoe rental for sunset viewing with plenty of picnic tables. Plenty of restroom facilities nearby.

Thank Tothster
Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Quiet and relaxing.....a great place to picnic and fish. Convenient benches scattered around the lake and a nice walking path.

Thank Joanne L
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a pleasant small lake in the woods, just off the Senator Highway above Prescott. Fishing and boat rentals are available, as well as several picnic tables in the nearby woods. There is a two dollar parking charge, but it's free on Wednesday. There are hiking trails nearby and one can hike around the lake, at least partway.

Thank Henry B
Peoria, Arizona
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42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We have been going to this lake for a very long time. It's a great place and a nice place for peaceful walks....but since they expanded the parkinglot a lot of the animals have left.

Thank Amanda A
Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Loved the lake, but we had wanted to rent the canoes. Apparently they were already done for the season.

Thank jinwrij
Phoenix, Arizona
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284 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Just an easy 10 min drive up Senator highway is the perfect picnic spot. There is a pretty impound lake with trails, picnic tables and resting benches creating vignettes every where, even a little pier. Pavilions available with advance reservation from Prescott Parks Dept. $2 admission...Free on Wednesdays.

1 Thank Mike K
Livermore, California
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I visited mid morning on a Saturday and easily found parking. There is a easy difficulty trail which goes most of the way around the perimeter and is a good walk. I did almost get hit by a small group on bicycles so watch for that. I enjoyed myself and was impressed by the facilities there. Looks like a very... More 

Thank mdedwards
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

A great place for fishing, picnicking, and just relaxing. There is a covered pavillion that can be reserved for special events.

Thank Charles L
Prescott, Arizona
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Five mins from my home, this is a wonderful place to relax and read a book, hike through the tall pines( Prescott Circle Trail and a trail to White Spar), or launch my kayak and watch the waterfowl including the infamous one eyed goose. Crowded on summer weekends with families & groups, this lake is used by YMCA kid campers... More 

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