Take A Look Around Watson Lake Park In 2022

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We’re well into Prescott’s busy season.  The temperatures are warmer, events on the square are occuring almost every weekend, and visitors are enjoying their time in “Everyone’s Home Town.” During the busy season we’ll be assembling a few updated videos here at Explore Prescott.  Today we’ll be sharing our latest video around Watson Lake Park.  It’s one of our favorite …

Watson Lake Park is Now Open!

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This is just a short post today to let everyone know that Watson Lake Park is has officially reopened to the public! Goldwater Lake re-opened May 8th. The multiple crews and agencies fighting the Crooks Fire had their base camp set up at Watson but now that the fire’s been expertly handled the crews are heading back to their home …

Recreation Access Is Limited

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As you may(or may not) have heard there is a wildfire currently burning south of Prescott. On April 18, 2022 the Crooks Fire began about 10 miles south of Prescott. The cause has not been determined as of this blog post and is still under investigation. The fire is around 6400 acres with under 25% containment at this time due …

Lynx Lake – Prescott, AZ

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Explore Prescott took a trip over to Lynx Lake to make a virtual tour of the North Shore and South Shore.  It’s a shorter than usual tour but it started to get busy with more and more hikers and people carrying fishing poles which put a damper on what we wanted to photograph. When you’re shooting with a Canon DSLR …

Goldwater Lake Virtual Tour – Another Prescott City Park Virtual Tour

If you can’t tell by now, Prescott has a lot of unique city parks.  Small parks in town, large complexes with many recreation opportunities, places to hike, places to bike, and even a few small lakes to paddle.  What’s interesting is the different environments available to visitors in a small area.  In the case of Goldwater Lake? Well, Goldwater is …

Willow Lake Park Virtual Tour – Prescott Arizona

 Willow Lake is another Prescott City Park located in the Granite Dells.  It’s “right around the corner” from Watson Lake and the Prescott Circle Trail connects both Willow and Watson Lake. Like Watson Lake, Willow offers a small boat launch, multiple covered picnic areas, a historic archeology site, and miles of trails for visitors to explore.  Visitors can enjoy …

The Promised Land Climbing Area

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To the North of Prescott Arizona is the town of Chino Valley.  Chino, Prescott Valey, and Prescott make up the “Tri-City” area, so we’re happy to share more outdoor recreation opportunities in the surrounding towns.  And Chino offers some amazing climbing opportunities. Driving out into the open high country of Arizona, intrepid climbers may find the canyon known as “The …

The Old Silver Mine

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A short distance from downtown Prescott there’s a hidden gem driving south out-of-town. Follow Senator highway, pass by Goldwater lake and continue driving past Groom Creek. You’ll find yourself on a dirt road heading out to Walker and Crown King. And along the drive you’ll come upon the old silver mine. It’s a unique location to be sure. Nestled among …

Photographing Prescott from on high. Drone Photography

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As a recently licensed commercial drone pilot I’ve got to say that the Prescott area offers a lot of scenic views for drone photography.  Places like the Granite Dells, Granite Basin, Thumb Butte, Lynx Lake, and Goldwater lake offer some amazing visual opportunities.  With that said, aerial photography with drones in the tri-city area offer some major challenges as well.  …