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Amazing views!!

So glad we stopped to check it out...totally worth the $3 entry fee. We spent about an hour or so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jswhit
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Bloomington, Illinois
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Go here and hike around the lake. It will blow your mind. I’ve never seen rock formations like... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tgo9898
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3101 Watson Lake Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 29, 2012

Our family (parents & two adult daughters) decided to rent some kayaks at Watson lake--we are all beginners at this, too. We rented two tandem kayaks for an hour for a total of $40. What a deal for an amazing time out on this beautiful...More

9  Thank speech529
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed March 3, 2012

All of these comments and brochures failed to tell you that the ADEQ has all of the lakes listed in Prescott as contaminated. You can even get your feet wet or you'll get sick. Watson lake is fed by the water treatment plant!!

3  Thank emily b
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant has a very nice view of the lake. The food is good, it will cost you $40 for lunch for two people.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad we stopped to check it out...totally worth the $3 entry fee. We spent about an hour or so just walking the trails, climbing the rocks, and enjoying the amazing views. Definite must do if in the area!! Our 15 year old loved it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go here and hike around the lake. It will blow your mind. I’ve never seen rock formations like this. Very cool 5 mile hike around Watson Lake

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Watson is even more beautiful in person than in pictures. We’ve lived here 4 years now and it still takes my breath away

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love walking the dogs around Watson Lake, which is right next to the riparian area in Prescott Arizona. It is absolutely beautiful, granite rocks, lots of Wildlife which include geese, ducks,heron,bald eagles, red-winged blackbirds, and javelina. The granite Dells in Prescott Arizona are absolutely...More

Thank MICHAEL H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to go there almost everyday after school, the place really quite and pretty beautiful and peaceful relaxing place you can enjoy the view or go hiking or kayaking the best time to visit is the early morning or sunset

Thank hassan1352
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These rocks vary in size from small to humongous. Surrounding the lake, they provide an incredible hiking and photographic experience.

Thank LaPaj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far one of the best hikes I have ever done. I even went back the next weekend to hike it again. First started at the Peavine trail and we ended up on the loop trail which was beautiful and a really great...More

Thank Rachel J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful resource for the prescott area. There is so much to do from boating, canoeing, hiking and cycling. Many points of access off Rt 89.

Thank T L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for a bit of fishing. While the odds weren't in our favor that day, I cannot wait to come back and try our luck again!

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Celeste S
August 23, 2018|
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Response from solem8s | Reviewed this property |
Where do you put in at Watson lake? I don't know. Do you pay to park even if you have AZ state pass or lifetime pass? They do not accept AZ state pass or National passes. Where do you enter to go in? Enter on Hwy 89 Is... More
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Paula S
August 14, 2018|
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Response from Courtney P | Reviewed this property |
There is a boat ramp at the park to put kayaks in. We didn’t kayak but saw some people putting theirs in. The park is very small so you will find it quite easily.
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promethius66
July 2, 2018|
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Response from Cindy M | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about camping permits, but did see campers. Yes, there is frisbee golf. Saw the baskets along the trail that sides the lake. Have fun. Make sure to visit downtown Prescott - lots of great places to eat and shop.
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