Watson Lake Fishing Guide

Watson Lake a beautiful blue 380 acre lake with a 50 foot average depth that is just 4 miles from Prescott, AZ and surrounded by granite boulders at an elevation of 5,075 feet.

Watson Lake offers great fishing for Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Crappie, Sunfish and Channel Catfish.

Watson Lake Boating & Amenities
Both gas and electric boats are permitted on Watson Lake, but only at wakeless speed only. Boat rentals are located at the south boat ramp.

Watson Lake Amenities
Watson Lake offers camp sites, showers, restrooms, fish cleaning stations, barbeque grills, picnic ramadas, picnic tables, playground, horseshoe pits, Frisbee golf and trail system. PLease note that no swimming is allowed.

Watson Lake Hours & Fees

  • Summer Hours (Memorial Day– Labor Day)
    7:00am – 10:00pm
  • Winter Hours
    7:00am – Sunset
  • Fees: $3.00 per car parking fee. Annual passes are available.

Watson Lake Fish Limits

  • Bass: 6
  • Bullheads: Unlimited
  • Catfish: 10
  • Crappie: Unlimited
  • Sunfish: Unlimited
  • Carp: Unlimited
  • Trout: 6

Directions to Watson Lake, AZ

Watson Lake is about four miles north of downtown at
3101 Watson Lake Park Rd, Prescott, AZ 86301

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