Though known for its cowboy past, its Whiskey Row, and loads of colleges, Prescott is not always mentioned as a lake destination. Don’t be fooled though. Prescott has many lakes within 15 minutes of its downtown area for fishing, kayaking, hiking, and relaxation. The main three are Watson Lake, Goldwater Lake, and Lynx Lake. All of these lakes prohibit swimming but make up for it in recreation activities. Some include amenities such as campgrounds, kayak rental stores, horse shoe pits, extensive hiking trails, and grills for those family get-togethers. For more information, check out our individual articles to find out which lake is perfect for your next summer adventure!
CAMPING & RV GUIDE: WAKE UP TO FRESH AIR & GORGEOUS VIEWS
For those who love the great outdoors, Prescott has so much to offer. Camping is just the start of a wonderland of adventure waiting for you.
EXPLORE DOWNTOWN PRESCOTT
Historic Downtown Prescott is always bustling art, entertainment and things to do. From picnics to art classes, there's something for everyone.
WHAT'S ON THE CALENDAR?
Our Prescott Event Calendar is full of festivals, workshops, art fairs, concerts and classes. Browse or add your event.
A TASTE OF THE SOUTHWEST WINE COUNTRY
Camp Verde, Page Springs, and Cornville are the beating heart of Arizona's wine country. Come taste the emerging hotspot for wineries.