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Goldwater Lake

Address: 2900 S Goldwater Lake Rd, Prescott, AZ 86303
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Ranked #10 of 49 things to do in Prescott
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks

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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Since this lake is in the National Forest, it is a little more wooded and rustic than some of the lakes closer to town. But there is plenty to do and it makes for a great place to get away for a picnic or a little fishing.

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Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a nice mother's day picnic at Goldwater. Sat at the picnic tables, had lunch, then did the nice hike around the lake. We were too late to rent canoes, but I'm sure that's a lot of fun!

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Prescott, Arizona
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The recent upgrades to the play areas in the park are fantastic. Our 5 year old grand-daughter loved the swings, the climbing/sliding frames, and the teeter-totter. The views through the trees and across the lake are more than worth the visit and the $2 entry fee. Well done Prescott City Council.

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Sedona, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

for a photographer, this small lake hidden in the mountains is pure joy! gorgeous! great for kayakers too!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Nice little lake for kayaking , always clean. Plenty of parking and free on Wednesdays to get in. Play area for the kids, toilets, trails to hike on and ducks to feed

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Tucson, AZ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Another small lake that is close- in to downtown Prescott. Nice lake area for a short hike. Was busy in the picnic area on our Saturday afternoon visit and several people fishing along the lake trail. A side trail leads off to a longer trail (396) that takes you away from the busy lake area and into the pines. Very... More 

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Prescott, Arizona, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have been up here many times in the years that we've lived in Prescott. Birthday parties, picnics, special outings with friends, geocaching and just plain getting away from the city. While the water goes up and down it is fun to take our kayaks and paddle around. Access is free on Wednesdays.

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Glendale, Arizona, United States
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Saw a bald eagle perched on a pine tree. Perfect and serene small lake. A must see when in Prescott.

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Jefferson City
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

excellent trails - easy to follow, well signed, well maintained. other cyclists and hikers all willing to stop and get out of the way

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We drove on a street full of lovely Victorian homes, then up the road to Goldwater lake. It was a quick afternoon jaunt to the lake, but we ended up sitting on a bench in the trees watching some fishermen, some hikers and a cormorant looking for dinner in the afternoon sun. Truly relaxing.

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