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

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came up to escape the Phoenix heat. We did two training walks (for the SGK 3-Day for breast cancer) and fopund that the Peavine Trail and Iron King Trail were great places to walk our miles and miles (18 one day, 13 the next). The Granite Dells are beautiful and the trails have just the right amount of info... More 

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Pleasanton, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The water level in the lake is low but that did not concern our Golden Retriever's desire to swim. Beautiful setting.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just love the blue water lake with big pink stones. Beautiful recreation and camping area. A very Child friendly place. Good place for swimming and boat riding!

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views of the boulders and lake. They have benches to sit and relax while watching the sites. A must visit while here in Prescott.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely a great place to go alone or with the family. From the parking lot near the dam, there is a paved walk to the far side of the lake, then a return on the left side that is more of a trail. Dogs on a leash are allowed.

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