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Address: 2900 S Goldwater Lake Rd, Prescott, AZ 86303
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This is not a bad place for a day trip and a great place for a picnic. The lake is pretty small and doesn't take long to hike around it. There is no camping available here but a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
JosephDonahue
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Prescott, Arizona
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Prescott, Arizona
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77 reviews 77 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is not a bad place for a day trip and a great place for a picnic. The lake is pretty small and doesn't take long to hike around it. There is no camping available here but a nice place for an afternoon

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Prescott, AZ, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Goldwater Lake has the area's best picnic grounds, with three ramadas that can accommodate groups of up to 50 people, each. A boat launch is easily accessible, from the main picnic ground. Trails are easy to access and are well-marked, including one which goes to White Spar and another which goes clear to Walker Road.

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england
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70 reviews 70 reviews
4 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

America uses its outdoors so well. This is a local place, with picnic tables, many benches around the lake and a really good feel. The lake is, actually, man made, but still good. It has the feel of up state New York, rather than Arizona. The walk partially around the lake take less than an hour. A pleasant hour or... More 

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Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Be sure to visit Goldwater Lake when you are in the Prescott area. It's a beautiful lake surrounded by Ponderosa Pines. You will enjoy the clean air and the smell of the Pines as you walk along the trails.. You can take several trails into the forest. Just be sure to bring water and wear sunscreen and go early on... More 

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Tianjin, China
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The lake is in the Prescott National Forest and it was one of the most beautiful, peaceful, very well kept parks I have ever visited in the US in many many years. It was really nice to see families with small children learning about nature, fishing and just enjoying time together. The forest has been preserved and the facilities are... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Nestled in the Pines a few miles up Senator Highway from Prescott this lake offers nice picnic areas, seasonal boat rentals and in a restful forest scene. A great place to just cool it.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

For a break from the downtown, a short drive down Senator Highway took us to Goldwater Lake. Nice parking areas, playgrounds and walking trails to enjoy the ducks on the lake. Very peaceful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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8 helpful votes 8 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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