Prescott’s Main Recreation Locations
There’s so much to do in Prescott. The entire area offers recreational opportunities. From Downtown Prescott’s shopping and dining, to Granite Basin’s hiking, mountain biking, and climbing, there’s never a reason to be bored here. While the “Circle Trail” rings in the town, there are some specific areas that really offer a lot. Below we’ll list out the major recreation areas and what you can do in them.
Goldwater Lake - Prescott City Park
Spend a day on the water at Goldwater Lake. Picnic areas, fishing, boating, and hiking trails Learn more about Goldwater Lake
Heritage Park / Willow Lake - Prescott City Park
Another lakeside location in Prescott. Boating, hiking, mountain biking, and more. Picnic areas, family friendly, and a great location for a full day of recreation. Learn more about Heritage Park
Granite Basin - USFS
Granite Basin is home to the historic Granite Mountain. Hiking trails, biking trails, Horseback trails, camping, and more Learn more about Granite Basin Forest Service Area
Lynx Lake - USFS
Another USFS location! Boating, hiking, mountain biking, and historical sites. Also a USFS camping area next to the lake for your camping needs.
Watson Lake - Prescott City Park
Enjoy a day on the water. Boating, hiking, trail running, mountain biking and more. A family friendly park with picnic areas, a children’s play area, and seasonal camping Learn more about Watson Lake City Park
Thumb Butte - USFS
Prescott is ringed in by Forest Service Land. Thumb Butte Recreation area is another scenic USFS site right outside of downtown Prescott. Hiking, Mountain Biking, trail running, and scenic views Learn more about Thumb Butte