We have stayed at several lakes in the last few months but never managed to get out on the water. Now that we are at Cottonwood, we decided to paddle at a lake I read about online which is near Prescott.
We packed our paddles and other kayak equipment and took about an hour drive to Watson Lake, about 4 miles north of Prescott. The drive was pretty, back through Jerome and Prescott National Forest.
There are several lakes, including Willow and Watson in the Prescott area. These lakes are reservoirs in the Granite Dells. The Dells consist of exposed bedrock and large boulders of granite that have eroded into an unusual lumpy, rippled appearance. It was an interesting place to paddle and a beautiful day for it.