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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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  • August 14, 2017
    Went kayaking for my first time and it was so beautiful out on the Lake. All kinds of little inlets that you could steer into.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    The lake is gorgeous but you can't get in for a bunch of different reasons so don't think you'll get cooled off by the water. We kayaked and highly recommend being able to get in the middle and better...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Beautiful lake and park in the mist of The Dells. Picnic spots, great trails, friendly people and only the cost of parking unless to plan to spend the night. Truly feel nature and the majestic Dells a...  more »

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