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“Cool rocks and reflections in the lake”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Watson Lake

Watson Lake
Ranked #1 of 69 things to do in Prescott
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Tucson, AZ
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104 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Cool rocks and reflections in the lake”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

We had a great time walking around the lake and photographing the rocks and the reflections in the lake. It's also a good place to see birds.
Our first visit was rained out after a short time, so we went back on a sunny day. Walking was really hot because of the sun beating down, but it was worth it.

Visited September 2012
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Prescott, Arizona
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“Unlike most other lakes.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

The lake sits among huge boulders and is a nice calm lake ideal for light boating and kayaking. The views of the boulders is awesome !!!

Visited January 2012
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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lake among the Rocks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

Great place for Bald Eagles, winter Swans and those that like to Kayak. Watson Woods along the path to Watson Lake is a great local hiking and birding area.

Visited September 2012
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Dewey, Arizona
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322 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“Great Views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

Right now the lake is down but don't let that stop you from taking a scenic hike around the area. There are many trails and they are very easy and flat. You might see some hawks and nesting as well.

Visited August 2012
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Jacksonville, Florida
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197 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Great place to hike or take some pics”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

Great place to hike or go take some pictures. Fantastic scenery. My only knock against this place (which Watson Lake can't exactly help) is that the water levels have continued to decrease, year after year, making it less and less attractive. Still a worthwhile endeavor.

Visited August 2012
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