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Watson Lake

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Address: 3101 Watson Lake Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone Number: 928-925-1410
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Nice Walk

If you are in Prescott you should for sure GO for a Walk by the Lake. It is really Nice in the afternoon. It is a pretty long Walk if you Want to GO all the Way but you Can easily... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Leni B
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Virum, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Watson Lake has a nice large field next to it that I spent most of my visit at. Its a great location for large group games- soccer, kickball, etc. The Lake itself looks nice, and is nice for kayaking, but apparently the water is totally unhealthy to swim in, and in fact swimming is forbidden. The hiking around the lake... More 

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Virum, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in Prescott you should for sure GO for a Walk by the Lake. It is really Nice in the afternoon. It is a pretty long Walk if you Want to GO all the Way but you Can easily turn around before and get the beatiful views from another direction.

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Thank Leni B
Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walked along the developed path by the lake for a couple of miles. Flat and easy. Would be excellent for an easy mountain bike ride. Interesting views as I got deeper into the trail. Next time when I have more time I would like to go further.

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Thank David L
Phoenix
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

These facilities are fun, accommodate large parties, have shelters to rent as well as kayak rentals. There are easy biking trails and hiking trails range from easy to medium difficulty with a 4.6 mile all-the-way around the lake loop. That include the flat and boring Peavine trail in the south and a number of places where you can lose the... More 

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Thank Adamatkin
Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great lake, you can canoe here, fish here (catch and release I believe), but cannot go into the water. Small campsite here and also areas for tent camping. Disc golf is also available for those who like to partake.

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Thank Kevin J
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We saw rented canoes so people were enjoying the lake. We hiked around it and it was a lovely 4.5 mile trek. Some of it was challenging due to rock climbing. You can't take a stroller on it!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have camped several times near and around the lake. We have hiked the entire loop of the lake. It took a couple of hours. You must bring water. Interesting to be on the backside of the dam. I only recommend this for people who are fit.

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Thank JEAN1999
Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Better like a fairly strenuous hike...too tough with Yorkies and had to turn back. But the scenery was spectacular! A jewel in Prescott for sure!

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Thank Tonya H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place if you want yo relax and enjoy the view. It has some trails to hike too and they rent some boats on the weekends. I had a great time there.

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Thank Hilda H
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its an absolutely beautiful lake filled with boulders and tons of birds. Great for hiking and kayaking. Its smaller, but a great way to spend the afternoon

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