Goldwater Lake

Average User Rating:
3.25/5,
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  • There is two parts to Goldwater Lake Upper and Lower. As far as I know you can only drive to upper on pavement. Lower Goldwater is made from the runoff of the dam at upper. Upper Goldwater Lake is were you would go to rent boats or camp in a RV. This is a real scenic Lake that has trails wrapping around the entire lake that you can use to access all areas for fishing. You can catch largemouth, crappie, sunfish and catfish at both; if your lucky.
  • GPS:
    Latitude: 34° 29' 55.2"N Longitude: 112° 26' 56.1"W
    Phone Numbers for more information::
    Game and Fish Phone:602-942-3000
    Restrictions/Season of Use:
    April 1 through September 30; 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. October 1 through March 31; 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Road Conditions:
    Paved
    Land Ownership:
    Prescott National Forest, City of Prescott Parks and Recreation Department
    Ranger Station/District:
    Bradshaw Ranger District 344 S Cortez St Prescott AZ 86303
    Elevation:
    The elevation at Goldwater Lake is 5990 feet
    Max Surface Acres:
    Goldwater Lake is about 25 surface acers
    Average Depth:
    The average depth for Goldwater Lake is 10 feet.
    Bag Limit:
    As Posted by the city of Prescott
    Boat/Engine Restrictions:
    Single Electric and paddle and oar
    Boats to Rent:
    Yes usually canoe rental seasonally.
    Swimming:
    No
    Camping:
    There are places for RV's at Goldwater Lake about 100 feet from the water.
    Trailer Spaces:
    Yes
    Water Skiing:
    No
  • You can get to Goldwater Lake by taking Senator Hwy South out of downtown Prescott. It takes about 15 minutes to reach Goldwater Lake entrance and there is signs posted the entire way. It's all paved.

Recent User Reports and Reviews

  1. Jeff k
    4/5,
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    Date:
    Mar 9, 2017
    Goldwater was stocked the week of February 6th. The next stocking is tentatively scheduled for the week of March 6th. Try several colors of power bait and power eggs and if you don’t get bites try night crawlers or small spinners. They are a great option if you are not getting bites with other baits. Jonathan reports that he has success using orange and yellow power bait eggs on about a 12 to 18 inch leader. Small spinners work very well also. Michael reports that 1½ inch Crappie Tubes & Acme Castmasters lures work very well on the trout. This is the second time he has reported method in the last couple weeks.
  2. Report
    3/5,
    ""
    Date:
    Feb 4, 2017
    Goldwater was stocked the week of December 12th. The next stocking is tentatively scheduled for the week of February 6th. Try several colors of power bait and power eggs and if you don’t get bites try night crawlers or small spinners. They are a great option if you are not getting bites with other baits. Jonathan reports that he has success using orange and yellow power bait eggs on about a 12 to 18 inch leader. Small spinners work very well also. Michael reports that 1½ inch Crappie Tubes & Acme Castmasters lures work very well on the trout. This is the second time he has reported method in the last couple weeks.
  3. Reports
    3/5,
    ""
    Date:
    Jan 23, 2017
    Goldwater Lake was stocked several times in October and November including last week, the week of November 28th. The next stocking is tentatively scheduled for this week, the week of December 12th. Try several colors of power bait and power eggs and if you don’t get bites try night crawlers or small spinners. They are a great option if you are not getting bites with other baits. Jonathan reports that he has success using orange and yellow power bait eggs on about a 12 to 18 inch leader. Small spinners work very well also. Michael reports that 1½ inch Crappie Tubes & Acme Castmasters lures work very well on the trout. This is the second time he has reported method in the last couple weeks.

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