Goldwater Lake Fishing Guide

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.

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Popular Types of Fish at Goldwater Lake

Goldwater Lake offers a wide variety of fish for Anglers such as Rainbow Trout, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Sunfish and White Amur.


Largemouth Bass


Channel Catfish



Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear 


Largemouth Bass


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.