LYNX LAKE: One of the most popular recreation areas in central Arizona. Mild weather, the cool ponderosa pine forest, a serene 55-acre lake, trout fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, archaeological sites, and bird watching attract visitors from throughout Arizona, and bring them back again and again. Access to the lake has been provided for the physically challenged. Only electric motors are permitted on the lake. Directions: From Interstate 17, travel west on Hwy 69 toward Prescott. A few miles before Prescott, turn left on Walker Road and follow sign to Lynx Lake.
Willow Lake and Watson Lake are both located just minutes from downtown Prescott, both provide spectacular views of the Granite Dells.
WILLOW LAKE: The lake is 342 surface acres when full. Located at 1497 Heritage Park Rd.; east off Willow Creek Road, north of Willow Creek Park. This is the access to both the lake and the park.
WATSON LAKE: Four miles north of downtown on Highway 89, this beautiful park allows access to Watson Lake and the boulders of the Granite Dells. Watson Lake is 200 surface acres when full.
GOLDWATER LAKE: Offers fishing, canoeing, nature trails, a playground, and picnic areas. Goldwater Lake features a 15-acre lake with dock, boat launch, restrooms, ramada, playground equipment, picnic tables, sand volleyball court, and horseshoe pits. 1000 Goldwater Lake Park. Off of Gurley Street in Prescott, turn south on Senator Highway (Mount Vernon St.). Travel south on Senator Highway about about 4 miles to lake entrance on right.