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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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  • We mainly stayed at the playground. The scenery is very pretty but we didn't actually get to the lake. I sure hope to get there sometime though. We went on a Wed so the park was free that day. The kid...  more »
  • lovely riparian area with good walking and lots of excellent birding Look for the wood ducks in the pond  more »
  • Not a fan. I've never seen so much algae in a perfectly good lake. I'm not sure if this place doesn't drain much or what the reason was. No comparison to Lynx Lake IMO. Are the rock formations in the ...  more »

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