Watson Lake Park

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3101 N State Route 89, Prescott, AZ, USA

Watson Lake Park Prescott Reviews

Africancrab Africanc…
777 reviews
Camping, Water sports activity for the whole family with Unique rock surrounding Jun 12, 2011
When one talks of Prescott, the last thing to come to mind is water sports or water based activities. However, on a recent road trip to Northern Arizona with my family, we made a one night stop at Prescott. We toured the small historic city, spent a night at the Best Western, then decided to have a morning activity before heading back on the road.

We headed to Watson Lake Park, a picturesque lake surrounded by quite unique rocks; great photo opportunities for the nature lover. On the edges of the lake are great hiking trails with many different bird species and flowers to see. The Pea-vine trail is the most popular hiking trail. I concentrated on the flowers and the unique rocks, while my daughter and husband concentrated on the water, wishing they could take a boat trip. We did not take a boat trip, it was Sunday and the park office was closed.

The park has a campground large enough for individuals and families. Pets are allowed. The campground is equipped with bathrooms and parking space for cars and a reasonably sized picnic area to the side.

In summary, you can trade the historic town's bar scene for a great outdoors time bouldering, hiking, boating or bird watching at the Watson Lake Park. The Flora and Fauna is great around the lake's edges. It is quite peaceful out there. As always, do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today, you never know when you will get another chance.


There is $2.00 entrance fees to the park, a small price to pay for what you actually get.

$15 to rent Kayaks

$10 for Tandem Sea Kayaks

PS: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain
Watson Lake Park Prescott
Watson Lake Park Prescott
Watson Lake Park Prescott
Watson Lake Park Prescott
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Africancrab says:
It is indeed :D
Posted on: Jan 08, 2012
Africancrab says:
It was beautiful there Alyssa,w ish wehad spent more time, it was one of those over night stops.
Posted on: Nov 08, 2011
alyssa_ob says:
Nice photos! Love all the rocks!
Posted on: Nov 08, 2011
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pensacolapyro pensacol…
24 reviews
Unique Rocks Jul 27, 2009
One day I took a drive up to Prescott Arizona to check it out. I drove by a couple of lakes and took pictures. Lake Watson Park had unique rocks, you were not allowed a motor boat but Kayaks, Sailboats and paddle boats were good. I did not get a chance to do it but you can rent the Kayaks cheap and paddle around the lake, it is not all that big but bet you could get some interesting pictures.
Prescott Arizona Lake Watson
Prescott Arizona Lake Watson
Prescott Arizona Lake Watson
Prescott Arizona Lake Watson

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