Large boulders emerge from Watson Lake near Prescott, AZ

Practical guide to the most scenic lakes in Arizona

There are plenty of spectacular boating lakes dotted around Arizona. Bonus: given the state’s relatively warm climate, the lakes never freeze over. Here’s a great guide to Arizona’s most scenic lakes.

Suspended view of Arizona's Verde River with towering canyon wall in background

Arizona’s Wild and Scenic Verde River begs to be explored

In a southwestern state where perennial flowing water is rare, the Verde River stands in stark contrast to the arid lands through which it meanders.

Columns of granite rise above the north shore of Watson Lake

Watson Lake near Prescott worthy of icon status

Watson Lake sits in a city park managed by the town of Prescott (AZ) that features unique natural wonders rivaling national parks.

Sevylor K1 QuickPak kayak review

Come along as I open, assemble, inflate and paddle my new Sevylor© K1 QuickPak™ kayak at Watson Lake in Prescott, AZ and the Verde River near Camp Verde, AZ.

Rockin' River Ranch State Park map image

New Arizona State Park: Rockin’ River Ranch

Nestled between a leisurely stretch of the Verde River and open grasslands shaded by cottonwood trees sits the site of … More