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Granite Basin Lake Recreation Area is located 8.5-9 miles northwest of Prescott on the Bradshaw Ranger District. The rugged, boulder strewn cliffs of the 9,000 acre Granite Mountain Wilderness at 5600 feet, provide a scenic setting for this area among ponderosa pines.

Granite Basin Lake is a man-made lake of about 5 surface acres. Although fishing is usually rated as only fair to poor, a 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. Swimming is not permitted in the lake. Boating is permitted , but boats are limited only electric motors.

Parking for RVs and camping trailers is difficult. There are vault toilets, no utility hookups and no drinking water, or trash collection.

Contact Information:

Prescott National Forest, 344 So. Cortez St., Prescott, AZ 86303, (928) 443-8000

North on I-17 toward Flagstaff. North exit on AZ-69, exit number 262 towards cordes Jct. Rd./Prescott Merge onto AZ-69 going toward Prescott Valley and Prescott. Once in Prescott take the US-89 South ramp and merge onto E. Gurley Street. Take Gurley Street west to Grove Avenue. Turn north on Grove Avenue and proceed to the 4th traffic light. Stay in the left lane through this intersection and take Iron Springs Road. Follow Iron Springs Road for 3.2 miles to the turnoff to Granite Basin Lake (Forest Road 374). Turn north on FR 374 and follow for about 4 miles to the campground area entrance. Travel time is about 15 minutes from downtown Prescott.

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