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 …

Monsoon season in the Granite Dells 2017

Monsoons in the Granite Dells Watson Lake and Willow Lake photographer Rich Charpentier

Arizona’s Monsoons are something to be seen.  Incredibly powerful storms, amazing cloud builds every afternoon, and the skies afterward are completely enchanting.  Throughout the entire state, the monsoon season leaves many people in awe.  And when it comes to scenes from the 2017 monsoon season, Watson Lake and Willow Lake in Prescott Arizona’s Granite Dells offered a lot to visitors …

Watson Lake Park

Watson Lake Park Prescott Arizona Recreation Camping

This post is being written after taking a late morning stroll through Watson Lake Park.  Readers should know, this is a beautiful location that is sometimes beyond description.  Stunning granite formations, a lovely small lake (a pond by east coast standards), hiking trails, boat launches, locals and visitors enjoying the day…..  This park is one of those must see locations.  …