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Watson Lake, Prescott

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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.Fish species Largemouth Bass Crappie Sunfish Catfish (Channel) Carp
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  • This is our favorite place to Kayak in the Prescott area. With the wet winter the lake has been full during the winter months. Winter is a great time to come since you will practically have the place ...  more »
  • beautiful for biking, walking , hiking or kayaking the only problem is the kayaks are rented only on weekends  more »
  • You need to pay to get in but can take beautiful pics by the side of the road. Nice place surrounded by mountains. Says it's good for fishing too.  more »