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Watson Lake, Prescott

4.8
#1 of 13 in Parks in Prescott
Watson Lake is one of two reservoirs at the Granite Dells, outside of Prescott, Arizona, that was formed in the early 1900s when the Chino Valley Irrigation District built a dam on Granite Creek. The City of Prescott bought the reservoir and surrounding land in 1997 to preserve it as recreational land. Local rockclimbers use the granite cliffs above and adjacent to the lake for top-roping and lead climbing. The lake is also the home of TriCity Prep Rowing Crew, a local high school team and only rowing team in Northern Arizona.
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  • The area is beautiful and clean. The walking trails are easy to find and follow. And the memorial benches are a great idea.  more »
  • OMGOODNESS... Watson Lake so beautiful. I could have stayed longer if I didn’t have to go back to the Valley. It’s breathtaking.  more »
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  • Favorite place to kayak. Rent a kayak there or bring your own. Night kayaking was awesome. There is a minimal parking fee. Restrooms. Picnic area with covered tables.
  • Beautiful place to go hike or go for a walk. I love the scenery. The rocks are amazing.

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