For a scenic getaway and a place to discover the beauty of the Southwest during your vacation to Phoenix, visit Lake Pleasant Regional Park. The largest lake in the Phoenix area is the place to be for water sports and recreation. The 10,000-acre lake with waters drawn from the Central Arizona Project Canal and the Aqua Fria River, has 50 miles of shoreline. It’s a perfect place to cool off and have fun under the desert sun.
About Lake Pleasant
The park covers over 23,000 acres of mountainous desert landscape. You can participate in a variety of activities, like boating, swimming, hiking, water skiing, sailing, picnicking and observing wildlife. Known for the best bass fishing in the area, the lake is teeming with sport fish like white bass, largemouth bass, channel catfish, striper bass and tilapia. Humbug Creek, Castle Creek and Cole’s Wash all feed into the lake, and those feeding points are your best bet for fishing success. Depending on the time of year, some of the best fishing occurs under the stars.
Day and overnight campgrounds are available for both large and small groups. The Roadrunner Campground houses 72 RV Sites, complete with electrical and water hookups. On your camping excursion, you will be happy to find modern necessities like covered picnic tables, restrooms and showers, and outdoor BBQ grills.
For the history buffs out there, you can learn the history of the lake at the educational Visitors Center. Discover how the lake was formed and learn about the building of Waddell Dam.
If you at all enjoy the outdoors, a day at Lake Pleasant will be truly memorable.