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Address: 3101 Watson Lake Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone Number: +1 928-925-1410
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Best lake in town.

This is definitely one of the better lakes in the Prescott area. There's a nice park and tons of grass. This is a great place for family activities.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Dustin F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is definitely one of the better lakes in the Prescott area. There's a nice park and tons of grass. This is a great place for family activities.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful and moderate hike! Must see if in Prescott. Wear good shoes, but the hike itself is pretty easy.. Super peaceful area and great views. A good trail runner can run as far as they desire!!

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Thank Richard K
Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love hiking Watson Lake. I've done Peavine trail numerous times & am planning to explore some of the technical trails this spring. Watson Lake Park is beautiful & well used by locals. The lake area is one of my favorite places in Prescott. You will need to pay a 3.00 parking fee that includes the full day & good for... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family has lived in AZ for almost 30 yrs., and nobody knew of this! What a gem!!! It is absolutely beautiful, serene, unique and a "must see"!!! There is a $3.00 per vehicle parking fee to enter the park and it's done electronically. To not miss anything, drive to the top and start with those trails. There is a... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spend the weekend camping and fishing. The camp sites are decent and a short walk to the water. You can be most anywhere in town in 10 min or less. Decent bathroom facilities and plenty of hiking

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little confusing in getting in without any one at gate. The view of the lake was beautiful along with the granite dells

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Nagoya, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place to spend few hours, nice hike and very peaceful. Make sure bring good hiking shoes otherwise will be challenging to walk over the rocks. Beautiful open space and amazing weather.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Watson Lake is a jewel in Prescott's options for visitors. A beautiful lake with nice hiking trails which keep you by the water for photos. Very close to the center of Prescott and definitely worth your time while you're visiting!

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Carefree, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this area two days, hiking and climbing. Fabulous place. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. Took close to 4000 pictures there. I swill go back! Photo opts all over the place.

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Newnan, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must stop if you are in the area. The rock formations are incredible. Great picture op! The water was very blue.

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