Watson Lake Open For Recreation 

Stage 1 Fire Restriction Reminder

The City of Prescott Recreation Services Department is pleased to announce that effective 6:00am, on Friday, May 13, 2022, Watson Lake will be re-open for recreational opportunities. We appreciate the community’s understanding and patience over the past several weeks during the ongoing operations in support of the #CrooksFire.  Goldwater Lake reopened on May 8th

Please mindful that the City is under Stage 1 fire restrictions, along with the Prescott National Forest and the rest of Yavapai County.  This means: 

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions 

  • NO residential burn permits will be issued. 
  • Use of model rockets is PROHIBITED
  • Use of fireworks and other pyrotechnic displays are PROHIBITED except by commercial special events permit. 
  • NO smoking outside of vehicles, outside of residential yards, or outside of designated smoking areas. 
  • NO outdoor use of firearms. 
  • Cooking, warming, or camp fires (ash or ember producing) ARE still ALLOWED at single and multi-family residential properties and Town parks (where approved) but MUST BE attended at all times 

For information about all City of Prescott recreational facilities, go to www.Prescott-az.gov and search Recreation from the home page.