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Watson Lake

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Address: 3101 Watson Lake Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301
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+1 928-925-1410

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Beautiful lake!

Was very cold during my visit, but plenty of hiking and touring to do. Watson lake has a lot of hiking trails around it, and a disc golf course as well.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Prescott, Arizona
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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was very cold during my visit, but plenty of hiking and touring to do. Watson lake has a lot of hiking trails around it, and a disc golf course as well.

Thank 192rich
Phoenix, Arizona
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here on a Monday in February - very few people there - beautiful views and scenery, some interesting birds - clean and tidy and you can just sit and admire the beauty or do one of the hikes. WE did not have time to hike but would like to go back and do so. They have some dry... More 

Thank JC1064
Prescott, Arizona
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by the Watson Lake pull-out on Hwy 89 to snap a few pictures and could have stayed there all day. The granite dells rock formations are amazing to see and there was an abundance of water fowl on the lake. Hiking in this area was superb, but even if you are not a hiker Watson Lake area has a... More 

Thank tessa3381
Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I walked around part of some of the trails at Watson Lake on February 15, 2017. We drove into the park entrance to this lake on a Wednesday and on Wednesdays there is no charge for parking. We did have some difficulty finding the location of hiking trails. We walked around some areas of this park. Then... More 

Thank Pamela S
Prescott, Arizona
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A man-made Lake that winds through the Granite boulder area known as The Dells. A fun place to canoe or kayak.

Thank Buster4189
Chino Valley, Arizona
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this area so much - the water, birds, and the dells - so much to explore! I love walking Pea Vine Trail with my dogs. There are always people out enjoying this area. Also, there are often events taking place, too, that are fun for families.

Thank karenhoffman61
Prescott, Arizona
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111 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the turnout on HWY 89 the sunrises are spectacular. The Dells are framed turning red and gold from the sunrise. The lake is at the fullest level in many years.The hike along the Peavine Trail on the east side of the lake is one of the easiest in the area. Nice way to spend a Sunday morning.

1 Thank HeeNalu1969
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's almost like you are transported to another world. There are great trails for hiking and mountain biking; although most trails are leaning towards the advanced when it comes to mountain biking. Perfect lake for kayaking and a wonderful location to take pictures if you are a photog.

1 Thank Tracey L
Prescott, Arizona
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361 reviews
94 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hiking is very nice with some excellent spots for bird watching. Horse shoe pits, picnic areas. Barbecue grills and Playground equipment.

Thank travelsbyrail
Waynesville, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good hiking and nice views of lake. Good area for walking and picnics with family. Good parking and close to hotels.

Thank pvhvette

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