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Watson Lake

Watson Lake, Prescott, AZ 86301, USA

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About Watson Lake

Watson Lake is one of two reservoirs at the Granite Dells, in 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.



Attractions near Watson Lake

Yavapai County Courthouse6.99km from Watson Lake

The Yavapai County Courthouse is located at 120 South Cortez Street in Prescott, Arizona. The current courthouse building was built in 1916. It was designed by architect William N. Bowman and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. It is also known for its statue of Bucky O'Neill, a Rough Rider and former Mayor of Prescott. Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater announced his presidential candidacy in 1964 from the steps of the courthouse.

Sharlot Hall Museum7.17km from Watson Lake

The Sharlot Hall Museum is an open-air museum and heritage site located in Prescott, Arizona. Opened in 1928 by Sharlot M. Hall as the Gubernatorial Mansion Museum, the museum that now bears her name is dedicated to preserving the history and culture of the Central Highlands of Arizona.

Lynx Lake8.2km from Watson Lake

Lynx Lake, Arizona, is a 55-acre reservoir located within Prescott National Forest. It is one of the most popular recreation areas in central Arizona. Mild weather, the cool ponderosa pine forest, trout fishing, boating, mountain hiking, horseback riding, archaeological sites, and bird watching attract visitors from throughout Arizona.

Goldwater Lake10.28km from Watson Lake

Goldwater Lake is a reservoir formed by a dam on Bannon Creek, located south of Prescott in North Central Arizona. This lake is maintained by the City of Prescott Parks and Recreation department. The park has facilities for picnicking, fishing, boating, hiking, volleyball, and horseshoes.

Granite Mountain15.65km from Watson Lake

The Granite Mountains of Arizona is a mountain range in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona. It is located in extreme western Pima County, Arizona, bordering southeast Yuma County.

Mingus Mountain29.08km from Watson Lake

It is a mountain located in the U.S. state of Arizona in the Black Hills mountain range. It is located within the Prescott National Forest traversed by State Route 89A approximately midway between Cottonwood and Prescott.  There is a complex of the fire tower and associated buildings at the top of the mountain and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Where is Watson Lake

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Yavapai County is near the center of the U.S. state of Arizona. comprises the Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the northern portions of Peoria and Wickenburg in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. This county is blessed with many more beautiful places and is one of the key attractions in the Arizona state.