Watson and Goldwater Lakes Closed Featured

City of Prescott Recreation Areas Watson Lake and Goldwater Lake Closed In support of ongoing Fire Operations

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  • Watson Lake and Goldwater Lake are closed 
  • This enables firefighters to use these resources as necessary
  • Willow Lake, Pioneer Park and other City of Prescott recreation sites remain open at this time
  • Please follow the information pages listed for up-to-date info
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Among the restrictions regarding the #CrooksFire, Watson Lake and Goldwater Lake are also closed

Prescott, AZ (April, 2022) –  The City of Prescott has closed two recreation areas due to ongoing operations related to the Crooks Fire.  Watson Lake and Goldwater Lake recreation areas have been closed until further notice.  This includes the trails that are inside the park boundaries.  Willow Lake, Pioneer Park and other City of Prescott recreation areas remain open at this time.  City trails outside of the park boundaries, such as the Peavine Trail, remain open.

For ongoing updates about City of Prescott activities, and wildland fire updates follow City of Prescott on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cityofprescottaz

and Instagram @CityofPrescottAZ.  

Prescott National Forest Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF

Yavapai County Sheriff's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/YavapaiCountySheriff

CODE RED Signups: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/A45C10E5EC0F...

For ongoing information about the Crooks Fire, go to:

 Crooks Fire Information - InciWeb the Incident Information System (nwcg.gov)


From the Prescott National Forest: 

CLOSED RECREATION SITES include all sites in Groom Creek and Lynx Lake Recreation Areas, White Spar Campground, Prescott Circle Trail, much of the Prescott Basin and numerous trails/trailheads. Full list coming soon. 

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Last modified on Wednesday, 20 April 2022 12:11
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