Parks, Lakes and Outdoor Activities
For the outdoors enthusiast, area parks, lakes and outdoor activities are endless year round. Lakes such as Goldwater, Lynx, Watson, Willow and Fain are regularly stocked for fishing, as well as offering facilities for boating, picnics and observing nature. Numerous hiking and biking trails wind along the outlining pine forests and beside the lakes.
Surrounding Natural Habitat
Panoramic views of the Granite Dells and surrounding mountains adorn the rocky terrain and natural vegetation. Pre-Cambrian rock outcroppings that are billions of years old define the area, home to numerous species of plants and animals basking in their natural habitat. Preservation and celebration of this rolling valley’s splendor remain an essential part of our vision.
Birding Is Big Right In Your Backyard
For those who are bird-watchers, Granite Dells is a wonderful place to engage in birding. Its Watson-Willow Lake Ecosystem Important Bird Area (IBA) has earned this designation in large part due to the great numbers and variety of waterfowl and other water birds that use these lakes as their winter home.
Hiking Trails Abound
Hiking trails in The Dells will encompass miles of future walking and biking trails, connecting with the City of Prescott’s 5.1-mile Peavine National Recreation Trail and Prescott Valley’s four-mile Iron King Trail, recognized by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. These two scenic trails, open to all non-motorized travel, were built over what were once 19th-century railroad beds. READ MORE»