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“Fantastic Day Kayaking” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Watson Lake

Watson Lake
Ranked #1 of 68 things to do in Prescott
Certificate of Excellence
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Louisville, Kentucky
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Fantastic Day Kayaking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

My boyfriend an I rented two solo kayaks for the day. It was a beautiful day with a high around 105 degrees in June. We wanted to go on a Thursday and the rental company, Prescott Outdoors, isn't (currently) open on Thursdays. I emailed the contact address on their website about two weeks ahead and they were able to make arrangements just for us (for an additional fee).

The lake itself is really neat. The rocks rise high and straight out of the water and it often feels like you've been transported to someplace exotic. We easily spent four hours paddling through the many coves and crannies of rocks. We even got out of the kayaks a couple times to climb around on rocks. We would have enjoyed another hour or two if we hadn't gotten sunburned (see recommendations below).

Recommendations: Take plenty of water and sunscreen. I can't stress either enough. Don't ignore the legs, they'll burn just as quickly as your arms and shoulders. There is absolutely no shade anywhere. For shoes, I recommend sandals that aren't flip flops. You want something that you don't mind to get wet. But you also something that will stay-put on your feet if you intend to get out at all. The rocks are rough and hard on bare feet.

Altogether an awesome day at one of the coolest lakes I've ever seen.

Visited June 2014
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Tucson, AZ
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“Great Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Lots to see including the Dells. We take the kayak out on the lake and always have a good time. Kid and pet friendly. Hiking trails. BBQ areas and rec areas. Highly recommended.

Visited May 2014
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Prescott, Arizona
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“Surreal area with lots to do”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

There are horseshoes, disc/frisbee golf, kayaking, camping, boating, rock climbing, itself with the rocks looks like another planet. This is one of the best places to go in Prescott.a little hiking. Plus the lake i

Visited May 2014
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Tucson, Arizona
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“So beautiful You Want to Stare at the Water all Day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

There was no place to sit next to the water, so we had to stand. But, the view was so gorgeous, it was worth it.

Visited May 2014
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Washington DC
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“You cannot miss this beautiful lake!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

The views are gorgeous. The water is very blue and there were not very many people there during the week. Restroom facilities were clean. Parking is free on Wednesdays

Visited May 2014
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