Set on 23,362 acres, Lake Pleasant Regional Park offers 148 sites for RV and tent camping. Each developed site has water and electricity, and a dump station, covered ramada, picnic table, barbecue grill, and fire ring. Each semi-developed site and tent site has a covered ramada and picnic table, barbecue grill, and fire ring. Restroom and shower facilities are offered to both types of Lake Pleasant camping.
Located in the Northwest Valley, Lake Pleasant Regional Park offers activities boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking, and wildlife viewing - plus visits to the Discovery Center. Lake water levels can fluctuate throughout the year, typically reaching its highest level in the spring (March and April) and its lowest in the fall (October and November).
Awesome in spring or fall in a tent! Moonless night.
I’ve been coming to this campground for about 10 years. We have never had a problem, hosts are very nice & grounds are kept up. Rangers do lots of different hikes if you are interested. All kinds of water sports and rentals. UTV trails are great.
Whether you get a campsite with a view of the lake or a view of the beautiful Sonoran Desert, the Maricopa County Park Service does a great job keeping the area clean and safe for all visitors. Most campsites have water and power hookups and there is a dump station on the way out.
Plenty to do here…bring your water toys, your mountain bikes, or your dirt toys. Just up the way are some great Jeep Trails. Water access makes for a great way to cool off.
This park is not to be confused with Pleasant Harbor Marina, run by the Maricopa Water District that is on the South East side of the lake.
Site 103 isn’t on the water, but it’s just across the street. There is a nice little place to set up your chair and sit on the shoreline. It looked to have more space between neighboring sites, which is great. Burros would hang out in our camp grazing grass completely unfazed by the barking dogs and screaming kids. Bathrooms were clean. All sites had Ramada’s. We had a wonderful time.
I’ll start by saying this was my first time actually camping the lake, our spot (Desert Tortoise site 173) was awesome. Granted our camper parking spot was definitely on a pretty steep incline but that only made for even more amazing views of the lake.
We got in like at 8 on our first night but everything was well marked and we had no issues finding our site. When we finally got set up we had an incredible sky full of stars and a nice fire. This led into an amazing sunrise in the morning.
That morning we met the brand new campground hosts who were super nice and full of info for us since it was our first time out. We then saw the restrooms that were next to us had not only flushable toilets, but showers. They were super clean and tidy. Needless to say we had a great time even in some colder evening temps.
Things I’d recommend brining or doing : A boat - even if it’s an inflatable one but you have to get on the water.
Walking shoes - there are tons of walking and hiking trails nearby
Lunch or dinner at Dillons on the Bayou - this is an awesome full restaurant and bar on the other side of the lake but it is a definitely must do when you’re here.
We really like camping here. It’s a short distance from home and beautiful lake view spots. We stayed in 124. The spot is really level and easy to back into. The fire pit is in a good spot as some of the others are terrible placement. Each have a concrete table and a shade covering over each table. The bathrooms with running water are just a few spots up. Fishing was not good from shore.
Nice place to camp. All the roads are paved and full hookups. Many burros in the area.
Great spot if the lake is on the fuller side because you have access to the water right down the hill. We beach our pontoon every year. There are bathroom with running water and water available. No hookups on this loop. Well maintained.
My wife and I took a two day trip upto Lake Pleasant with our Coleman Camper and Bayliner Boat. It's just a 50 min drive from Buckeye, so it's very close and convenient for us to getaway and still have city amenities near by 15 min drive. The campgrounds are very well taken care of and the restrooms are clean. Unfortunately there was a Fire Ban when we stayed, but that didn't stop us from enjoying the nightlife of the stars and mingling with fellow campers. During the day the lake was so relaxing and refreshing during the heat of the desert. Took the boat as far north to explore the lake and the secluded coves this lake offers. The website makes it easy to pick your site based on availability, however during the week you probably can just pull in and grab a site.
I love coming out to Lake Pleasant for camping. There’s lots of easy access camping and friendly people. Sometimes a little loud.