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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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Great Hike, Kayak, Fishing

Great deal for only $3.00 a day visit. Beautiful trails to hike at various levels and easy to follow (only got lost once and was able to quickly find a new trail to follow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Litamiko
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great deal for only $3.00 a day visit. Beautiful trails to hike at various levels and easy to follow (only got lost once and was able to quickly find a new trail to follow). Recommend renting a kayak to go onto the lake (NO swimming allowed). Fishing was fun as well, though recommend getting a boat or kayak as well.

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Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The trails in this park are easy to moderate. All afford beautiful views of the lake. Great play area for children.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The lake it's self isn't that big but a lot to do, from camping to kayaking and awesome trails to explore , a few times if your on the trail u will see a bald eagle. Always enjoyed this lake and very family friendly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such a relaxing and beautiful atmosphere along with some nice hiking. We enjoyed it very much! A small inflatable to get to the many granite islands would be an added bonus.

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Thank Dar J
Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have biked and hiked the trails around Watson Lake. There are many options and the distance you go is completely up to you.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When in Prescott or Prescott Valley, do yourself a favor and take a short drive to Watson Lake. It is a beautiful lake, other-worldly even.

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Thank John V
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for a bit of a hike and took the dogs. The water level was really low and it was very murky. It may be better at other times of the year. The scenery was incredible. The boulders around the lake were cool to see. There aren't as many trees as at Lynx Lake which is very close... More 

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Elkton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Palette of colors was stunning. But my eyes played Jedi-mind games. At moments I felt was I surrounded by an artists Photoshopped image of reality. But no! The beauty of creation declared the glory of its Maker. Intricate and subtle mossy overtones. Multicolored boulders. Shimmering lake against azure blue sky's. Well marked trails. Excellent for hiking and biking. Although the... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful shoreline walk along the lake.Spent a couple of hours just lazily meandering along the footpaths..Scenery is stunning.. The walks we used were easy to stroll along with very few inclines to cause any problems..Take drinks along .. We were there on a very hot day and needed refreshments occasionally..

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful spot to hike and explore! Be sure to go early as it gets hot by noon. This lovely lake also offers kayaking at the north end as well as hiking along the trails on the southern end of the lake. The water is down but the boulders are so interesting to see and walk among. Take a... More 

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