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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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  • It's so fun this year! One of the jewels of Prescott. You will love this lake and it's surrounds. The wildlife you'll see will stun you. All the trails are easy and marked. It's a lovely hike.  more »
  • a lake in the desert seems oxymoronic, but too this girl who grew up in Arizona water skiing on the lakes, it felt good to be back. The pure blue skies overhead and the hot dry air of the desert along...  more »
  • A beautiful place and so close to Prescott. Looks like a great place to Kayak or just hike. Kids would love climbing on the rocks.  more »