Save the Dells seeks to permanently protect the remaining undeveloped portions of the Granite Dells as public open space for people, wildlife, and community. We are harnessing the power of an all-volunteer group of local citizens to achieve our vision of creating one of the most spectacular Regional Parks in America.

What are the Dells?

The Granite Dells, commonly just called The Dells, are one of Arizona's most stunning landscapes. This is Prescott's most defining feature - a wonderland of wild rock formations interspersed with the spectacular Willow and Watson Lakes. Tucked against Glassford Hill, an ancient volcano, this outcrop of 1.4 billion year old granite spires and domes is a mecca for wildlife watchers, rock climbers, hikers, bikers, boaters, and families just out for a casual stroll on the Peavine National Recreation Trail. The City of Prescott features the Dells on their webpage, and for decades has slowly acquired open space lands now much beloved by our community for so many reasons. The Prescott Region is growing rapidly, and is slated to add 25,000 more new homes over the next several decades. This time is upon us to fulfill the vision for a premier regional park, and "fill in the gaps" in this patchwork of parkland. Time is running out - join us and help Save the Dells to ensure we share a livable, healthy, and beautiful community in the years to come!

Quality of Life

Land, Water & Wildlife

Cultural Legacy






Save the Dells has prepared a series of maps and images to help you understand the on-the-ground extent of growth at Prescott's northern edge. Using state-of-the-art GIS technology, the best spatial data available, and information sourced from Arizona "Eco" Developments website and their presentations to City Council, we offer these maps and images to help you decide if the Dells are worth sacrificing. Click through the thumbnails below to see how these developments might change the Dells forever.







Do we need to develop in the Dells? We say "NO!" There's more than enough private land available for development. This map shows the  15,000 acres owned by Arizona "Eco" Development in pink shades. The parcel of greatest concern is highlighted in red. Other developments are shown in orange and yellow.

Click map to enlarge.

Save the Dells is a grassroots group of Prescott area residents committed to preserving the iconic Granite Dells landscape as permanently protected public open space for the benefit of wildlife, for our quality of life, and for a sustainable economy. Join us in saving this spectacular crown jewel of Prescott from major development threats!

Submit your contact information and we will keep you up to date with news and ways you can get involved; you can also contribute to our cause by donating to our Political Action Committee using the button below. Help us to ensure we have a beautiful community for years to come!

Who We Are



Help us create a Granite Dells Regional Park!


Save the Dells is an all-volunteer network of Prescott-area residents.

We can’t save the Dells without YOU being involved.


Our Position Paper states our case for protecting the Granite Dells.

Click to learn 10 Key Points That You Need To Know.

How to Take Action to Save the Dells.

Review our proposed Granite Dells Regional Park Map and FAQ Sheet.


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Save the Dells

PO Box 3028

Prescott, AZ, 86302


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