|when||Trip Report : May 18, 2022|
|Trip Report : May 19, 2021|
|where||Watson Lake, Prescott National Forest|
This will be the Arizona Trailblazers’ first Watson Lake kayaking trip this year.
At just 70 surface acres, Watson Lake is one of the most scenic lakes in Arizona. Watson
and Willow Lakes are located in the spectacular Granite Dells and were created in the early
1900s when the Chino Valley Irrigation District built a dam on Granite Creek.
From the South Ramp we’ll start paddling northeast until we reach the Granite Dells at the far end of the lake and spend most of our time exploring this scenic and unusual area. At some point we’ll look for a good area to paddle to shore for a rest and lunch/snack break and an opportunity to stretch our legs.
Kayak and canoe rentals are available at the South Ramp launch area,
• Life vest
• At least 2 liters of water
• Rain poncho
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
• Lunch or snacks
|distance||5-6 miles of kayaking|
|time||4-5 hours, depending on how much we stop to take pictures.|
|EC||no elevation change|
|starting at||Watson Lake South Ramp launch area.|
|rating||"C" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||$3/vehicle entry fee.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
|meet||8:00 AM at Watson Lake South Ramp launch area. 3101 N. State Route E. 89, Prescott, AZ, 86301|
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