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Watson Lake State Wildlife Area

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Great place to visit for a bit!

This lake is is a beautiful spot with nice walking trails and a pleasant, quiet lake. A nice place... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Live4VacationTrips
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Fort Collins, Colorado
Fantastic Family Picnic Site

Watson Lake is a small, quiet lake with several picnic benches, a nice walking path, and... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
jenniferwS5252DL
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Annapolis
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19 Aug 2018
“Great place to visit for a bit!”
26 Oct 2016
“Fantastic Family Picnic Site”
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Rist Canyon Rd, Bellvue, CO
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

This lake is is a beautiful spot with nice walking trails and a pleasant, quiet lake. A nice place to spend even an hour.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Watson Lake is a small, quiet lake with several picnic benches, a nice walking path, and breathtaking scenery. Not usually busy, as it is a bit hidden, and only about 15 minutes from Old Town Fort Collins.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is a fun small lake at the base of Rist Canyon. Has a fish hatchery that's fascinating for smaller kids and you can feed the trout and watch them in the fish runs. Then further behind is Watson Lake....picnic areas, wonderful fishing lake for...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

This is a unknown little gem of an area with a great walking path mostly around the lake with picnic tables and a peaceful lake set at the base of a beautiful red rock hill. Just a beautiful, serene place to take a short walk...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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jenden76
30 April 2018|
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Response from Jessica M |
No, no watercraft of any kind are allowed on the lake as it is a fish hatchery too.
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