Goldwater Lake is a 15 acres reservoir formed by a dam on Bannon Creek, located south of Prescott in North Central Arizona that has a 5,990 feet elevation
Fishing at Goldwater Lake. The Arizona Game and Fish Department stocks the Goldwater Lake with rainbow trout every few weeks during the summer months. Largemouth bass, crappie, channel catfish, bluegill and sunfish also occupy the lake.
Boating on Goldwater Lake. Only boats with electric motors are permitted along with kayaks and canoes. Please note that Kayak and canoe rentals are available during hours of operation. Prescott Outdoors will handle rentals.
Goldwater Lake is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Goldwater Lake is open 6 AM to 10 PM. From Labor Day to Memorial Day, hours are 7 AM to Sunset. A $2.00 per vehicle applies.
Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear
Channel Catfish Preferred Bait
Directions to Goldwater Lake Park
From its intersection with Gurley Street, travel south on Senator Highway 4.1 miles to the trailhead on the right. Parking is limited, but additional space is available directly across Senator Highway at the trailhead serving Watershed Trail #299.
To reach the west trailhead, travel north on White Spar Road 1.8 miles past its junction with Copper Basin Road. Turn left at the sign for White Spar Campground. Park in the lot to the right. The road conditions are paved.