Prescott, Arizona, in general, is known for its high desert altitude. One of the things that are often overlooked are the cool pines and refreshing lakes. “Everyone’s Hometown,” Prescott AZ is just 96 miles northwest of Phoenix in the Bradshaw Mountains of central Arizona.
Relax and enjoy the breath taking scenery
Summer in Prescott would not be complete without visiting the cool pines of the Prescott National Forest. The forest is located on 1.25 million acres and is divided into eight designated wilderness areas. From camping and fishing to hiking some of the hiking trails are also accessible by horseback.
When your ready to escape the city head over to Watson Lake. Watson Lake is one of two reservoirs at the Granite Dells that offers many options for outdoor enthusiasts. If horseback riding, biking, hiking or rock-climbing suite your fancy, Watson Lake offers a beautiful sanctuary and as a bonus, it’s an excellent place to bird watch. In fact, did you know that Watson Lake is endorsed by the Audubon Society?
Next is Lynx Lake recreation area. Located just outside of Prescott, Lynx Lake is also a beautiful place to fish, hike, camp, and mountain bike. You can also experience the old west by panning for gold.
So you still think Prescott is just a high altitude desert? We also have Goldwater Lake. Goldwater is a reservoir formed by a dam south of Prescott on Bannon Creek. Don’t forget to pack your picnic basket and hiking shoes as the small fifteen-acre lake also offers a variety of outdoor activities. From fishing for largemouth bass and sunfish to horseshoes, volleyball, kayaking, and hiking you’ll forget your in Prescott, Arizona.
Prescott Realtor Kathleen Yamauchi Group Real Estate is a dynamic and creative team of highly skilled Real Estate Professionals who are also proud to call Prescott home. If you would like to learn more about what Prescott has to offer during the summer months, contact us today at (928)771-1111.