Camp at Watson Lake in Prescott

Watson Lake Park

The charm of Prescott and the beauty of one of the only granite surrounded lakes you'll find in Arizona! The unique granite formations provide a playground for rock climbers, campers and photographers!

Camping sites are only available in the summer months but the park is explorable year round! Watson Lake is a very unique place, in a state primarily made up of sandstone lies a lake surrounded by uniquely shaped Granite Boulders, excellent for hiking, rock climbing and photographing! Be sure to find a good place to sit and watch some of the most vibrant sunsets in the nation!

The park includes:

  • Two boat launches
  • Canoes and Kayaks available for rent
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Picnic Areas with grills
  • Restrooms
  • Playground
  • Hiking Trails
  • Showers for campers

Pack List

  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Food
  • 10 essentials
  • Camera
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Activities Camping, Fishing, Photography, Hiking, Fitness, Rock Climbing
Skill Level Beginner
Season Summer
Features
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Lake
Picnic Area
Scenic

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Photographers Playground

This lake is amazing. Makes an excellent stopping point on any road trip. The lake is easily accessible, doesn't require a long hike to access. There's pretty few tourists and it's really big! I scrambled around for an hour and a half or so trying to get every sunset photo I could, super fun, great reflections. Comparable to a bigger Sand Harbor in Lake Tahoe. Have fun Boulder hopping!


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