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Watson Lake, Prescott

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 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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  • I love to take nature pictures and this was definitely worth our stop. I felt very safe walking around by myself taking pictures. 
  • I came here spontaneously and so glad I did. Absolutely beautiful and a must see spot! Wear your sneakers and bring a camera! 
  • This is a beautiful lake - scenic and peaceful. There are trails that take you all the way around the lake but a little steep in some places. 
  • 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
  • Loved it. So beautiful
  • A good place to go and relax with friends
  • Diverse landscape around the lake, pretty easy hike around.
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