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Watson Lake, Prescott
(4.6/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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 a must stop if you are in the area. The rock formations are incredible. Great picture op! The water was very blue. 
  • Visited more than once at differnt times of the day. Close in to town. Great walking trails and places to stop and contemplate the wonder of the universe! 
  • Very nice lake just outside of Prescott and worth to visit. Rock formations around the lake add to the scenic views. 
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  • This lake has something for everyone. Kayaking, biking, hiking, bird watching. And the photography is fabulous.
  • Neat place for a few pics, but the lack of shade makes the high desert sun brutal.
  • A good place to go and relax with friends
  • We got married rt nxt to the water @ Watson Lake on Tues. July 7, 2015. To the most amazing, beautiful & perfect woman for me. I am the luckiest woman in world to hv found my best friend & soulmate!!!
  • Nice campgrounds and beautiful lake