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.