Arizona Outdoor Activities Group Message Board › East Valley Hiking, Camping, and Equestrian Club Discussion Forum › New Meetup: Ballooning, Camping, Kayaking and Bass Fishing at Lake Pleasant
Show Low, AZ
Announcing a new Meetup for Hiking, Camping, and Equestrian Club!
What: Ballooning, Camping, Kayaking and Bass Fishing at Lake Pleasant
When: Friday, April 29, 2011 5:00 PM
Where: Lake Pleasant
10134 W Happy Valley Rd
Why: It's still nice in the valley and it's close to Deer Valley where we will be hot air ballooning on Sat morning
Come on out for a weekend of Camping and Ballooning.
On Saturday morning we will be going Hot Air Ballooning at Deer Valley if you have signed up for that trip. We will also be Kayaking and fishing . Temps will be in the high 80s so it will be a great weekend. The water is so clear there that you can see the bottom as well as the fish. So grab some wood and come on out.
We will be in area #1 Fisherman Cove.
Take I 17 to exit 74 W Carefree Hwy then turn right on Carefree hwy. Make another right onto N castle Hot springs Rd follow the signs to the park
All roads within both campgrounds at Lake Pleasant are fully paved 2-lane roads. Restrooms are dotted amongst the campgrounds within walking distance of the campsites.
Here is an updated map of where we will be camped, Yes there looks to be restrooms near by.
Camping fees at the Lake Pleasant camping grounds are the same for both the Roadrunner and the Desert Tortise locations. The campsite fee schedule is as follows:
1.) Developed campsites (full hookups) cost $18 per night
2.) Semi-developed campsites (no hookups) cost $10 per night
3.) Tent-only walk-in campsites (no hookups) cost $10/night
The Lake Pleasant address is: 31501 N Westland Rd, Peoria, AZ. Directions to Lake Pleasant:
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Take I-17 to Carefree Highway (SR 74). Exit Carefree Hwy. and travel west 15 miles to Castle Hot Spring Road. Travel north to Lake Pleasant Regional Park entrance. Here is a map from Maricopa County Parks and Recreation.
Directions to the Lake Pleasant Marina
Take I-17 North to Carefree Highway, (left) west (approx. 11 miles) to Pleasant Harbor Boulevard. Turn right on Pleasant Harbor Blvd. Pleasant Harbor Marina will be ahead 1 mile on your left.
Map to Lake Pleasant: Here's a Google map to the Lake Pleasant Reservoir, which will show you the way to reach the main entrance gate.
Lake Pleasant Map of interior roads: If you'd like to view a printable PDF Lake Pleasant Map, use the following link to the PDF map of Lake Pleasant on the Maricopa County website.
Lake Pleasant Campground Map: Or, if you'd rather see a map of the Lake Pleasant camping grounds, use the next 2 links to view either a map of Lake Pleasant's Desert Tortoise campground, or else a map of the Lake Pleasant Roadrunner campground.
Lake Pleasant official website: Before actually embarking on your vacation, you'll want to thoroughly read through the Lake Pleasant website to find out about all of its many features you may enjoy. You may use the following link to access the Lake Pleasant Park's web pages on the Maricopa County official website.
Check it out!