Watson Lake, Part 2

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The photos in Part 1 were taken overlooking Watson Lake. Some of these will be down at lake level.

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Watson Lake is one of two reservoirs 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. (Wikipedia)

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Might not want to stick your hand in there...

Might not want to stick your hand in there…

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And, before we leave, a few more views from higher up…

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We also took a quick drive over to neighboring Willow Lake but there were ants all over the place and, since I get bit plenty by ants in my own yard, it didn’t seem that fun. I know there must be parts of it that look like Watson Lake but this is the only part we saw. Maybe another time…

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The next couple of posts will feature some of the lovely and interesting wildlife we encountered. Stay tuned…

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5 responses to “Watson Lake, Part 2

  1. I always like to see these canyons that were dammed up. You can just imagine what it looks like under the water. Love the rock on top of the cliff!

  2. dianeschuller.com

    gosh you got some really terrific images there. Lots of real beauties Candace. What a pretty spot.

  3. Wow! Great shots! That is one cool-looking place. You must have had a great time.. and enjoyed the cooler weather.

  4. What beautiful views, Candace, and I love all of the rocks.
    Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  5. Your pictures show why this was declared a recreational area.
    Great pictures or this rugged land. It’s great to have lakes like this as a spin off from the dam which was likely controversial.

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