Located on the northern end of Peoria and about 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix, Lake Pleasant covers 10,000 acres. Utilized as a holding lake, its water comes from two sources, Central Arizona Project Canal and the Aqua Fria River. Managed by the Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Department, Lake Pleasant is Arizona’s second largest lake and offers a wide variety of recreational activities. General camping, RV accommodations, boating, sailing, water and jet skiing, and fishing are just some of the activities offered at the lake. The Desert Outdoor Learning Center offers excellent opportunities to learn more about the lake as well as the surrounding desert area. Enjoy Peoria’s “Jewel in the Desert”.
Located on the southeastern shores of Lake Pleasant, Pleasant Harbor boasts not only the lake's only marina, but also a five star RV Resort. Pleasant Harbor Marina offers facilities and rentals for every water activity imaginable as well as dining. Pleasant Harbor RV Resort offers 254 full hook-up sites and 40 partial hook up sites as well as a clubhouse, heated pool/spa, access to the lake for your boat and other amenities. So if your thing is boating, fishing, wake boarding, parasailing, scuba diving, kayaking, dining by the lake or hooking up the RV for an extended stay, Pleasant Harbor is the place for you.
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For Pleasant Harbor Marina go to: www.azmarinas.com/PleasantHarbor.
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Thought of as the jewel of the Maricopa County Parks system, Lake Pleasant Regional Park is one of the most scenic water recreation areas in the “Valley of the Sun”. The park offers camping, picnicking, boat launch and pick up areas, hiking, fishing, swimming and bird and wildlife viewing. Come experience this oasis in the desert open all year round. For more information go to: www.maricopa.gov/parks/lake_pleasant.
Desert Outdoor Learning Center
Overlooking Lake Pleasant, the Desert Outdoor Learning Center provides a spectacular backdrop for weddings, retreats, and other group functions. The facilities 26,000 square feet offer 30 different programs that range from life in the desert, dinosaur history to stargazing, guided hikes and more. Also, the Desert Outdoor Learning Center is utilized as an educational center by area schools and youth groups on a yearly basis. For more information go to: www.maricopa.gov/parks/doc.
Scorpion Bay Marina & Yacht Club
Located on the western shores of Lake Pleasant, the Scorpion Bay Marina & Yacht Club is the newest facility handling all of your boating needs on the lake. The marina offers covered and open slips, launch ramp, tram service from the parking lot to the slip area as well as a restaurant/bar, store and deli. www.scorpionbaymarina.com.