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Never Stop Exploring | Prescott, Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on February 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Never Stop Exploring | Prescott, Arizona | Mountain Matron

Watson Lake | Prescott, Arizona | 3101 Watson Lake Rd


Prescott, of Yavapai County, Arizona with an approximate population of 40,000 is settled in Old West history, with quite the boastful climate. Visitors from around the world stop to enjoy the quiet, pristine views and sensational scenery amongst the dramatic boulders of Granite Dells Mountain Range, sitting just north of the city.

Whether you come to hike, bike, picnic or paddle you’ll enjoy exploring the unique characteristics of this remarkable region. Walk Whiskey Row, picnic at Watson or Willow Lake, Hike the Granite Dells or find the magic inside the Museums, but whatever you do, make sure you stop at the town of Prescott, Arizona next time you’re passing by.


Watson Lake Loop Trail

$3 Parking Fee

4.8 Miles Round Trip

Download a Map Here


Community Nature Center

1982 Williamson Valley Road

Free Parking

Hours of Operation: Sunrise to Sunset

Offering beautiful Trails, Habitat Garden, Exhibits, Ponds and LOTS of wildlife.


Prescott Outdoors the exclusive kayak and canoe vendor offering rentals at the Watson Lake reservoir, which sits soundly below the bedrock of Granite Dells. They also supply other Prescott area waters for kayak rentals daily, suiting visitors with the proper necessities to kayak and explore the regions’ lakes safely. Paddles, PFD’s, and boats are all available along with the reflective, not to be forgotten, views

Check the Prescott Outdoors website for seasonal hours of operation and current price list.

P: 928 . 925 . 1410

Nearby Campgrounds:


Watson Lake (Summer Season ONLY) Camping –

Phone: 928 . 777 . 1122



Point of Rocks Campground - 3025 AZ-89, Prescott, AZ 86301

Phone: 928 . 445 . 9018


 Willow Lake RV Park - 1617 Heritage Park Rd, Prescott, AZ 86301

Phone: 928 . 445 . 6311


 White Spar Campground - Prescott, AZ 86303 along HWY89

Bradshaw Ranger Station: 928 .  443 . 8000



Disclosure: As with any outdoor activity you need to plan properly and adhere to all National, State and City ordinances. We only offer an insight to our own experiences and do not take any responsibility for you or any persons accompanying you on this or any outdoor recreation activities listed on this website or any other Mountain Matron Social Outlets.


Categories: Camping, Hiking, Travel

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Reply Nicole Anderson
8:37 PM on February 13, 2017 
Nice post with lovely photos and information on camp grounds. Looks like a great place to check out. Thank you for sharing.
Reply Mountain Matron
12:58 PM on February 24, 2017 
Thank you Nicole - Prescott can be a lot of fun for visitors. Thanks for stopping in! :)

Nicole Anderson says...
Nice post with lovely photos and information on camp grounds. Looks like a great place to check out. Thank you for sharing.
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