- There are plenty of boating opportunities in the Prescott area, most within minutes.
- If you didn’t pack your boat, don’t fret! Kayak and canoe rentals are available!
Where should I go kayaking or canoeing?
Goldwater is located in the pines of the Prescott National Forest.
- Location: About ten minutes from downtown Prescott.
- Seasons: The lake is open year-round and is generally accessible all year round.
- Marina/Boat Launch: There is a boat launch at the east end of the lake.
- Boat Restrictions: Boats without gasoline motors are permissible.
- Camping: Unfortunately you cannot camp here at the lake, but there are plenty of campgrounds nearby.
- Fishing: The lake is stocked with largemouth bass, crappie and catfish that can be caught both on the shoreline and in on boat.
This is the area’s most oft visited lake.
- Location: Lynx Lake is just four miles off of Walker Road, minutes from the downtown area.
- Seasons: Visitors have access to the lake all through the year.
- Marina/Boat Launch: There is also a boat ramp at the southern end of the lake and a marina on the northwest end.
- Boat Restrictions: Only electric motors are allowed.
- Camping: Camp at either the Hilltop Campground or the Lynx Lake Campground.
- Fishing: The lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout; fish from within boat or from the shoreline.
380-acres-worth of blue water exploration among granite boulders and vegetation jutting out of the lake.
- Location: Located right off of Highway 89 and only minutes from downtown Prescott.
- Seasons: Visitors can access Watson Lake 365 days out of the year.
- Marina/Boat Launch: The lake has two boat launches.
- Boat Restrictions: There is a “no wake” speed limit here on the lake. Gas powered and electric powered motors are permissible.
- Camping: The campgrounds here have bathroom facilities, showers, picnic tables, grills and fish cleaning stations. They are open during the summer months only.
- Fishing: Watson is stocked with many species of fish.
Do I need a permit/license?
Most of the lakes in the area require that your boat be registered. Obviously if you rent a boat from a local shop, this will be taken care of for you.
I am looking for a boating guide.
The vendors below have a wealth of information on the local boating options.