This is a lake-side picnic area located in the Granite Basin Recreation Area.


Granite Basin Recreation Area Brochure  (1.54 MB)


Note: This site closes following especially heavy snow and when the roads are too icy.  If you plan to visit and want to make sure it is open, please contact the Bradshaw Ranger Station: 928-443-8000.



  • 6 picnic tables 
  • 5 pedestal grills
  • Drinking water
  • Vault toilet
  • Garbage service

At a Glance

Operational Hours:
  • March 1 - April 30: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • May 1 - September 30: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • October 1 - February 28 (or 29): 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • $5 per vehicle; Free every Wednesday!
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Medium
  • Swimming is not allowed in Granite Basin Lake
  • Pets must be on a leash (6' maximum)
Closest Towns: Prescott, AZ
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From the corner of Iron Springs Rd. and Williamson Valley Rd in Prescott, AZ: Northwest on Iron Springs approximately 3 miles. Right on Granite Basin Rd. Follow road 3.8miles. Playa is on the right.

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