Granite Basin Lake - Prescott, AZ - Arizona - Granite Basin Lake
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Granite Basin Lake
GPS Coordinates: N 34° 37.030 W 112° 32.916
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Granite Basin Lake is located among the rugged, boulder strewn cliffs of the 9,000 acre Granite Mountain Wilderness, which provides a scenic setting for the lake.
The lake is at an elevation of 5,600 feet, and nestled among ponderosa pines.
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.
Granite Basin Lake is at an elevation of 5,600 feet. There are picnic facilities, restrooms, and a boat launch available at the lake.

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Facilities: Restrooms, picnic facilities, and campgrounds are provided at Granite Basin Lake.

Best Time To Visit: Granite Basin Lake is open year-round, for day use only. Roads may be closed or impassible due to winter snow or ice.

Fees: There is an entrance fee/day use fee for the entire Granite Basin Lake Recreation Area. Paying the fee once gains you access to the entire recreation area.

Accessibility: The area is not technically accessible, however there may be lake access depending on water level.

Rules: A state fishing license is required for anglers 14 years old and older. Electric motors, oars, paddle, or sail-powered boats are permitted on Granite Basin Lake. Swimming is not permitted.

Directions: To reach Granite Basin Lake from the Courthouse in downtown Prescott, take Montezuma Street north. Montezuma will become Whipple Street, and Whipple will become Iron Springs Road. Follow Iron Springs Road to Forest Road 374. Follow it for about 4 miles to the lake.

Map: Click here for a map to Granite Basin Lake

Reservations: Reservations are not needed or required to use Granite Basin Lake.

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Prescott National Forest-Bradshaw Ranger District
344 S Cortez St
Prescott, Arizona 86303
General: (928) 443-8000
Fax: (928) 443-8008
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