Granite Creek Arizona Fishing, Camping, Boating

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Granite Creek

Granite Creek runs through Prescott and several of its parks. Though there is typically at least a trickle of water running, the creek only runs heavily on an intermittent basis throughout the year, generally after a heavy snow fall or during the summer monsoon months.

  • Enjoy a picnic at the Granite Creek Park while the kids enjoy the playground. 
  • Walk along the creek and marvel at the large number of indigenous animals that call this home. 
  • Always be cautious if you are near or wading in the creek during a heavy rainstorm. This can be very dangerous as water from higher land can come rushing at you with very little notice.

What can I see/do at Granite Creek? 

  • Granite Creek Park: The best way to get a good taste of the creek is to spend time at Granite Creek Park, which is located close to downtown Prescott. The park covers over 20 acres and has sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, grills and armadas and a playground. 
  • Hiking: Take a casual stroll along the Granite Creek and see Prescott in a whole new way. 
  • Wildlife watching: Crawdads are one of the most commonly spotted inhabitants of the creek, but it is not unheard of to spot a harmless Sonora Mountain kingsnake among the grasses.

Where is Granite Creek?

Granite Creek runs through Prescott. You will see many references to the creek as you make your way around town.

When is it open?

Granite Creek Park is open from 6:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M., Memorial Day through Labor Day and 8:00 A.M. until sunset during the winter.

How much does it cost?

Access to the creek is always free.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

Contact the City of Prescott at 928-777-1121.