Goldwater Lake is located only 4 miles from Prescott that's a 15-acre reservoir, with an average depth of 10 feet at an elevation of 5,990 feet located south of Prescott in North Central Arizona.
Goldwater Lake offers great fishing for Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Sunfish and Channel Catfish. The Arizona Game and Fish Department stocks Goldwater Lake with Rainbow Trout during the summer months.
Boat with electric motors only are allowed on this lake. You can rent kayaks or canoes during lake hours from Prescott Outdoors
Goldwater Lake Fish Limit
- Trout: 6
- Bass: 1; minimum size 13 inches.
- Catfish: 10
- Sunfish, Carp and Bullheads: Unlimited
Goldwater Lake Hours & Fees
- Summer Hours (Memorial Day– Labor Day)
7:00am – 10:00pm
- Winter Hours
7:00am – Sunset
- Fee: $3.00 per car parking fee and annual passes are available.
Goldwater Lake Amenities
- Fishing docks
- Hiking trails
- Horseshoe pits
- Boat ramp
- Picnic areas
- Sand volleyball
Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear
Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear for Catfish
Channel Catfish Preferred Bait
Directions to Goldwater Lake Park
2900 South Goldwater Lake Road
Prescott, Arizona 86301
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.