Craving the solitude and relaxation of paddling a canoe or kayak? Looking for affordable, convenient outdoor recreation that the whole family will enjoy? Have out-of-town guests to entertain? Or are you an avid birder continuing your quest for new and exciting migratory habitats? Look no further than your own backyard. Escape the heat of the city and play amongst the pines and granite boulders of Watson and Goldwater Lakes in Prescott. Prescott Outdoors is the exclusive boat rental concession for the City of Prescott. Our canoes and kayaks are conveniently located at the boat ramps of Watson and Goldwater Lakes. We operate seasonally (closed in winter).
About Dave: “GO-AR is the result of a life-long love affair with the outdoors and outdoor adventures. I grew up in the mountains south of Prescott where there were miles and miles of National Forest to explore, and I was just the kid to do it! Those youthful days are gone now, but my passion for the outdoors remains, in fact stronger now than ever. Treating others to outdoor adventures began when my son joined Boy Scouts, and I found myself taking the kids on some fantastic adventures. It was during these trips that I discovered that sharing the experience with other people was in itself the very best experience.”
The Mile-High Trail System contains approximately 68 miles of trails including Rails-to-Trails projects along the former Santa Fe Railroad, the Prescott Circle Trail System, and the Greenways Trails System. The Prescott Circle Trail is a network of trails that continues to expand, and which will eventually encircle all of Prescott. The Greenways Trails are urban trails along Granite and Miller Creeks that run through downtown Prescott.
The City of Prescott provides numerous recreational opportunities at Willow Lake, one of two lakes in north Prescott acquired in 1998. These opportunities include the Willow Dells Trails, Willow Lake Trail, a large archaeological site with educational exhibits, picnicking, non-motorized boating, fishing, observing the abundant bird life, large pavilions for reservations, and unlimited opportunities for exploration,
Situated on ten acres north of Prescott and overlooking Willow Lake, the sanctuary has many opportunities for visitors including a covered picnic pavilion; a children’s playground; interactive animal experiences; and large, naturally landscaped enclosures for the animals with paths that allow visitors the opportunity to get an up-close and personal view of them.
Out of Africa Wildlife Park strives to create the ultimate animal adventure for all ages, one steeped in fun, immersed in learning, and inspired by a living and colorful world of astonishing wildlife. We strive to foster an appreciation of our planet’s wild areas and wondrous inhabitants by supporting and promoting conservation awareness and action, practicing exemplary animal care, providing education and learning experiences, and establishing broad community support, through a peaceful and interactive relationship with our animal friends, who touch our hearts.