Granite Basin Lake

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  • Granite Basin Lake is man-made and about 5 surface acres. It is not stocked with fish. Although fishing is usually rated as only fair to poor, the patient angler can often catch bluegill, largemouth bass, or catfish. A State of Arizona fishing license is required for anglers over the age of 13 years. Boats powered by electric motors and oars/paddles are allowed. Swimming is not permitted. - Prescott National Forest

    Heres is a printable pdf for the Granite Basin Recreation Area that might help you out if your camping and hiking too.
  • GPS:
    Latitude: 34° 37' 1.4"N Longitude: 112° 32' 54.8"W
    Phone Numbers for more information::
    Game and Fish Phone:602-942-3000 or Prescott National Forest (928) 443-8000
    Restrictions/Season of Use:
    7AM to 10PM from May through September and 7AM to dusk from October through April
    Road Conditions:
    Land Ownership:
    Prescott National Forest
    Ranger Station/District:
    Bradshaw Ranger District 344 S Cortez St Prescott AZ 86303
    The elevation at Granite Basin Lake is 5600 feet
    Max Surface Acres:
    Granite Basin Lake is about 5 surface acers
    Average Depth:
    The average depth for Granite Basin Lake is 5 feet.
    Bag Limit:
    Four Catfish
    Boat/Engine Restrictions:
    No gas motors on Granite Basin Lake
    Yes See this page of the Prescott National Forest for Fees
    Launching Area:
    Yes Paved
    Water Skiing:
    Cleaning Stations:
  • Take Iron Springs Road east out of Prescott for 20 minutes till you get to Granite Basin Road then go north another 20 minutes to the Lake. All Paved access

Recent User Reports and Reviews

  1. Jeff k
    Mar 9, 2017
    Bite has been slow to nonexistent with the cold water and air.
  2. Report
    Feb 4, 2017
    The warming temperatures have increased the bite for largemouth and bluegill.
  3. Reports
    Jan 23, 2017
    The warming temperatures have increased the bite for largemouth and bluegill.

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  1. n14
    i have fished at granite basin many times and the fishing isn't that difficult at all for bluegills and catfish but its a little difficult to catch bass there although you can occasionally catch a 3-5 pounder.