my brother Mike & his wife Michelle just started a hosting gig at Lake Pleasant in November. I finally got some time off just before Christmas to visit for a few days. It was mostly cold and rainy, but still a wonderful stay at the lake. I can’t believe how late they kept us up playing cards and dice games! I’ve never camped here, only drove along the lake during 4×4 trips to Crown King so Mike & Michelle being here allowed me to find out about this gem. It’s so close to town for supplies yet far enough out to feel very refreshed. Maricopa county manages the campgrounds and park and I sure wish they had this nice of facilities on the east side of Phoenix, this place is awesome! There are off road trails and fishing for Bass, Crappie, Catfish and even Trout in the winter! We managed to fit in a nice little hike along the shoreline at least once each day.
Looks like a great place to stay awhile! 🙂
We love Lake Pleasant and it’s our usual go to place especially when we don’t make reservations at one of the other regional parks. We’ll probably spend most of March meandering around there….a little lake shore boondocking followed by a little campsite usage. In the past the pirate ship was moored at the Dillon restaurant. Not sure what they do with it.
Alice & I hope to be there sometime in March, maybe we will all cross tracks! take care!
Absolutely….stay in touch 🙂