Amenities & More

We encourage our customers to book early, as we fill up during most weekends. Our campground is Open All Year!

  • COVID RESTRICTIONS

    We have a “No Contact Check-In Process” for everyone’s safety. Office will remain Closed to the public, keeping everyone safe so we can keep our Campground Open. Your personal reservation packet will be posted outside at 1PM (check-in time) with site directions and information.

  • Staff Availability

    Mon-Sun: 8 A.M – 5 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 Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.

  • 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, soda, water or souvenir shift.

  • Laundry Facility

    Laundry facility for guests only. 4 washers and 4 dryers. $1. to wash and $1 to dry. Hours; 8am-5pm. Last load in by 3pm. Closes promptly at 5pm. We clean and sanitize our units throughout the day. Please stay with your wash. No pets allowed inside. Do not wash pets items or outside mats.

  • Bathrooms & Showers

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

  • Things to Do

    We have scenic trails within our park. Its only a 10 min walk from campsite to Watson Lake Park. Enjoy kayaking, paddle-board, fishing and more! No swimming allowed. Just across the street is Willow Lake. Extensive hiking and biking trail system around Willow and Watson Lakes. 15 min drive to historic downtown Prescott. Just a 15 min drive to Lynx Lake and their trail system under the tall pine trees. Click here to view our; Things To Do Page

  • Onsite Watercraft Rental Service

    Born to Be Wild Adventures is stationed onsite to assist our customers with kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals. They deliver and pickup equipment at the following lakes; Watson Lake Park, Willow Lake Park and Goldwater Lake Park. No extra fees for delivery or pickup! Call them today at (928) 499-5621 or reserve online 24/7 on their; Born to be Wild Page

  • Campsite Information & Photos

    Our pet friendly (2 pets max) campground can accommodate RV’s up to 46ft. Keeping us connected with nature, our campground & sites are all located on gravel/dirt. All sites have full service sites with 30AMP and/or 50AMP Electric, Water, Sewer and Picnic Table. No fire-pits or barbecues provided at your campsite. No wood fires! You are welcome to bring a propane fire-pit, barbecues can be propane or charcoal. Click on the following link to view; Campsite photos and site information

  • Wi-Fi Connection

    Wi-Fi throughout the park (No video streaming). We do not guarantee reception or this reason to cancel for a refund outside our cancellation policy.

  • TV Reception

    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. We do not guarantee reception or this reason to cancel for a refund outside our cancellation policy.

  • Our Private Trail through the Dells

    North side of the campground, between sites 56B-56C. We have our private tail and large open area for pets, companied by a couple picnic tables. Continue on our trail north (to the right) and enjoy the beauty through the Granite Dells. If willing, hike up the boulders for a picnic on top while admiring the amazing views of Watson Lake and Prescott. Enjoy!

  • Our Private Trail to Watson Lake

    South side of the campground, between sites 67-68. We have our private tail leading you to Watson Lake. Just follow our signs and you will arrive at the park within 10mins. Just another 5mins to waters edge. View more details about Watson Lake Park below. Enjoy!

  • Don't Haves

    Sorry, our campground has no swimming pool or hot tub. No cable TV, but we get 20HD channels over the air. No fire-pits or barbecues provided at your campsite. We do allow you to bring a propane fire-pit. No tent or car camping. No dry campsites, all sites are full service. No membership or group discounts.

Watson Lake


  • Walk to Watson Lake!

    Only 10 minute walk to Watson Lake Park from your campsite. 10-15 minute walk to the water’s edge. Click the following link for details about; Watson Lake Park

  • Park Hours

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

  • Lots To Do!

    Enjoy fishing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, bocce ball, horseshoe pits, 18-Hole Disc Golf Course, fish cleaning stations available, and playground equipment for the kids. Don’t forget to bring your furry companions along because pets are allowed on the park’s 380 acres. If you are looking for a fun exercise activity to do with friends or family be sure to check out all the hiking trails around Watson Lake. These are known for winding through beautiful flowers and bringing hikers up close to local fauna. The most popular trail however, is the Peavine trail. Scroll down for more information.

  • Driving from Point of Rocks

    Turn left out of Point of Rocks campground. Go 0.2 mile. Enter Watson Lake Park at the traffic circle (the park is on your left).

  • Park Information

    Watson Lake is one of two reservoirs (no swimming allowed) at the Granite Dells, outside of Prescott, Arizona, that was formed in the early 1900s when the Chino Valley Irrigation District built a dam on Granite Creek. The City of Prescott bought the reservoir and surrounding land in 1997 to preserve it as recreational land. Local rockclimbers use the granite cliffs above and adjacent to the lake for top-roping and lead climbing. The lake is also the home of TriCity Prep Rowing Crew, a local high school team and only rowing team in Northern Arizona. Surface area 70 acres (28 ha) Average depth 50 ft (15 m) Surface elevation 5,100 ft (1,600 m)


  • Kayaking & Boating

  • 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.

  • Kayak or Paddle-Board Rentals

    Available 7 days a week (6am-Sunset). Only $30 (Single), $50 (Double), $25 (Paddle Board) for “all day” rental. Delivered directly to the lake. Rental includes kayak, paddle, dry bags & life jackets. Born to Be Wild Adventures also delivers to Gold Water Lake and Willow Lake. Click the following link to schedule an appointment or call (928) 499-5621; Born to be Wild Adventures

  • 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 lake.


  • Hiking and Biking Trails

  • Peavine Trail

    This is one of the few Rails to Trails projects in Arizona. 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. The Peavine connects with the Iron King Trail for another four mile trek along more railroad bed. Take Hwy 89 to Prescott Lakes Parkway, then to Sundog Ranch Road. Shown on the NE Prescott Trails Map. Parking at the Peavine Trailhead off Prescott Lakes Parkway has a 3 fee, but you can access this trail off of Hwy 89A at Side Road, or from Prescott Valley Iron King trailhead, or from the trailhead on Granite Dells Road for free. 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. Peavine 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)

  • Prescott Circle Trail

    The Prescott Circle Trail is a network of our best non-motorized trails that combine to make a 54 mile loop around Prescott . The PCT is jointly managed by the City of Prescott (25 miles) and Prescott National Forest (29 miles). The trail comes as close as three miles to downtown Prescott and is easily accessible with 15 trailheads along its length. A lap of the PCT has about 6000 feet of elevation gain and can be enjoyed as an adventurous one or two day trip or a multi-day trip over a period of days, weeks or months.

  • 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

  • Two Fish Cleaning Stations

  • Fish Information

    Rainbow trout, largemouth bass, sunfish, channel catfish, crayfish, and crappie. Fishing Updates: Trout were stocked the week February 1st.   People were catching trout off the boat dock on Sunday which is the only report I have heard of successful trips for the last several weeks.  The warm temps have stimulated the fish and the fisherman to get out and try their luck. In addition to all of these fish being stocked, look for large holdover trout from previous stockings. Bring night crawlers if your other baits are not working. Click the following link for their; Stocking Schedule

  • Types of Fish

    Types of Fish. Visitors can fish from boats or from the banks of Watson Lake. Fish varieties include largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, bluegill and sunfish. State laws regarding fishing licenses apply.

  • Fish Limits

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


  • Ramadas & Picnic Tables

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bird Watching

    Bring your birding book. Both Watson Lake and Willow Lake are Audubon endorsed bird watching areas where you will spot hundreds of bird species including eagles and pelicans. The 140 acre Watson Woods Riparian Preserve is located near the Peavine Trail.