Amenities & More

Most popular campground surrounded by the Granite Dells. Just a short walk through the beautiful Dells to Watson Lake. Campground Open All Year!

  • Staff Availability

    Mon-Sun: 830 A.M - 430 P.M. (AZ Time). Call (928) 445-9018 or utilize our Online Forms 24/7 as shown below. Check-In 1:00 PM or after, Check-Out by 11:30 AM. Campground Office is Closed; Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Feel free to download or view our; Brochure & Park Map

  • Picnic Area

    Point of Rocks introduces a NEW picnic area for our guests to enjoy a picnic under the Granite Dells. Picnic tables available. Located on the north side of the campground, between sites 56B-56C. Try our trailing trail to the north (turn right) as you enter the picnic area. If willing, hike up the boulders for a picnic on the Dells while admiring the amazing views of Watson Lake and Prescott. Enjoy! Pets are required to always remain on a leash and under your control. Our picnic area is also available for group gatherings, which requires scheduling with the office personnel.

  • Our Private Trail to Lake

    Located on the south side of the campground, between sites 67-68, we have our private trail leading you to Watson Lake. Just follow our signs and you will arrive at the park within 10mins. Just another 5mins to the water’s edge. View more details about Watson Lake Park below. Enjoy!

  • 24/7 Online Request Forms

    We have online forms available 24/7 for new reservations, cancellations , changes, etc.. Click the following link; Online Forms

  • Small Convenience Store (Currently Closed)

    We have coffee, ice cream, soda, ketchup, mustard, candy, breakfast bars, 10lb ice bags, souvenir shirts, RV items and more. STORE is CLOSED due to the pandemic, but feel free to call us for Ice or souvenir shirts.

  • Laundry Facility

    Laundry facility is for guests only. 4 washers and 4 dryers. $1 to wash and $1 to dry. Hours; 830am-430pm. Must have your last load in by 230pm. Closes promptly at 430pm.

  • Bathrooms & Showers

    We take great care throughout the day to clean and sanitize our bathrooms & showers. Restrooms' are combination locked and are for guests only. They are available 24/7. No pets allowed inside.

  • Wi-Fi Connection

    Wi-Fi throughout the campground (No video streaming). We do not guarantee reception or lack of reception, which cannot be used as grounds for a cancellation or refund.

  • TV Reception (Over Air Only)

    We get 20HD channels over the air. Sorry, we offer no cable TV/connection. If you require a campsite for satellite reception, please inform the agent when booking your reservation.

  • Don't Haves

    We are not affiliated with any discount programs. No campsite has a view of Watson Lake, as we are surrounded by the Granite Dells. Our campground has no rec. room, swimming pool or hot tub. We have no cable TV, but we get 20HD channels over the air. No fire-pits or barbecues are provided at your campsite. We do allow you to bring your own BBQ and/or propane fire-pit. All sites are full hookups, no dry camping.

Fun at Watson Lake

  • Distance

    Only a 10-minute walk through the Majestic Granite Dells to Watson Lake Park, and another 5-minute walk to the water’s edge. Click the following link for details about; Watson Lake Park

  • Arizona Game and Fish Information/License

    Arizona is blessed with diverse fishing opportunities, from the large reservoirs to the trout lakes in the mountains, and plenty of low-elevation fishing holes in between. Go out and catch a memory! AZ Game & Fish License and Info Website

  • Watson Lake Park Hours

    Summer Hours: (Memorial - Labor day) 6:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.. Winter Hours: 7:00 A.M. – Sunset.

  • Driving from Point of Rocks

    Turn left out of Point of Rocks campground. Merge into roundabout and enter Watson Lake Park from the traffic circle (the park is on your right).

  • No Swimming

    Sorry, no swimming at Watson Lake. View our Prescott Lakes Page for surrounding lakes that allow swimming. Lynx Lake is our favorite for swimming, just few minutes away from our campground. Prescott Lakes Page

Fun on Water!

  • Information

    Boats with gas powered and electric powered motors are permitted on Watson Lake, but there is a maximum 5 miles an hour "no wake" speed limit on the lake.

  • Watercraft Rentals (Free Delivery/Pickup)

    Born to Be Wild Adventures also delivers to Gold Water Lake and Willow Lake. Available 7 days a week (6am-Sunset). $30 (Single), $50 (Double), $25 (Paddle Board). Delivered directly to the lake. Rental includes kayak, paddle, dry bags & life jackets. RESERVE TODAY via our; Watercraft Rental Page

  • Two Boat Docks

    Boats with gas powered and electric powered motors are permitted on Watson Lake, but there is a maximum 5 miles an hour "no wake" speed limit on the entire lake.

Hike & Bike!

  • E-Bike Rental (Free Delivery/Pickup)

    If you are looking for something fun to do in Prescott, you have come to the right place! Sit back and reminisce of those good old childhood memories and pass them onto future generations to come. Our guests receive a 10% discount using promo code; POINT OF ROCKS. Rent an E-Bike today by clicking here; Prescott E-Bikes

  • Peavine Trail

    There are outstanding views of Watson Lake and Granite Dells, as well as wildlife viewing. Walk, hike, bike or horseback along this six-mile trail that was originally built by the Santa Fe Railway in 1893. This is one of the few “Rails to Trails” projects in Arizona. The Peavine connects with the Iron King Trail for another four-mile hike along more railroad track bed. Take Hwy 89 left out of the campground to Prescott Lakes Parkway, then left on Sundog Ranch Road. Parking at the Peavine Trailhead is a $3 fee. The Peavine Trail runs along the southeastern side of the lake into the scenic Granite Dells region. The trail is level and easy and caters to hikers, joggers, horseback riding and bicycling. The Peavine trail runs into Iron King Trail and runs about 4 miles toward Prescott Valley.

  • Watson Lake Loop Trail

    Approximately 4.8 miles in length for the entire loop around the lake. The Northshore trail covers rocky steep terrain, the Over the Hill trail covers rocky and slightly more moderate terrain, and the Peavine and Lower Granite Creek Trail are relatively flat in comparison. There is a $3 parking fee at Watson Lake Park. (free on Wednesdays)

  • Maps & Information Available

    The trails are filled with the amazing beauty of Watson Lake and the giant granite rock formations of the Granite Dells. Click the following link for hiking, biking trails and maps; Things To Do Page

Fishing at Watson!

  • Fish Cleaning Stations

  • Fish Limits

    BAG LIMITS: Trout: 6 / Bass: 6 / Catfish: 10 / Crappie: Unlimited / Sunfish, Carp and Bullheads: Unlimited

  • Fish Information

    Type of fish are rainbow trout, largemouth bass, sunfish, channel catfish, crayfish, and crappie. Trout stocking schedule for 2020/2021 is Nov 2, Nov 30, Jan 4 and Feb 8. (Fishing allowed with valid Arizona Fishing license) Bring night crawlers if your other baits are not working. Stocking Schedule

  • Arizona Game and Fish Information/License

    Arizona is blessed with diverse fishing opportunities, from the large reservoirs to the trout lakes in the mountains, and plenty of low-elevation fishing holes in between. Go out and catch a memory! AZ Game & Fish License and Info Website

  • Fishing Kayaks & Boats Available

    Born to be Wild Adventures is available 7 days a week (6am-Sunset). $30 (Single), $50 (Double) for “all day” rental. Delivered directly to the lake. Rental includes watercraft, paddles, dry bags & life jackets. RESERVE TODAY via our Watercraft Rental Page

Lots of Fun!

  • Ramada's & Picnic Tables

    Picnic tables, benches and ramada's available around Watson Lake. Bathrooms also available.

  • Large Grass Area

    This is a great area for throwing a football, kicking a soccer ball, playing frisbee, or flying a kite, or just running around. There are picnic tables next to the grassy area and also distributed throughout Watson Lake Park available for your use. Restrooms (with running water & flush toilets).

  • 18-Hole Disc Golf Course

    The course is free and designed to be accessible and fun for anyone. It is a 18-hole, par 54 basket course. 2nd 9-holes reuse same baskets via different tee boxes giving it a totally different feel. Views of the lake, boulders and the surrounding hills laid out over a gradually sloping hills and scrub terrain. Upon entering the park make the first right turn to the parking area near the water and look for the sign near 3 Ramada’s. Free checkout of a Bocce Ball Set available at Point of Rocks Campground office for our Guests. We also have score sheets and guidelines on how to play.

  • Kids Playground

    For young children, there is a nice playground area that they will enjoy.  Including a play fire engine dedicated to the Granite Mountain Hotshots. Don’t forget to bring your furry companions along because pets are allowed on the park’s 380 acres

  • Bocce Ball

    If bocce ball is your thing, here are 3 courts with beautiful views. Free checkout of a Bocce Ball Set available at Point of Rocks Campground office for our Guests. We also have score sheets and guidelines on how to play.