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There are many campgrounds on Lake Pleasant - we stayed at Roadrunner which is near the Discovery Center.
We went there for an afternoon hike on the Roadrunner Trail and ended up going back the next day to stay a night during our RV Xmas trip. We lucked out and they had one site left. Then we REALLY lucked out because the site was water-facing and absolutely wonderful!
We tried to have a fire but a few minutes in the (very kind) ranger came by and said that we couldn't have a fire because it was a holiday. Odd. Apparently that is a land law and the state is trying to cut down on air pollution and it's a blanket rule of no fires on holidays. Again… odd.
But we still went on a great little walk and wandered around and found a hike across the road through the desert - just watch out for jumping chola!!!! We even saw a jackrabbit!
There's a dump station outside the campground area that is used by all the lake campgrounds, but there's two and it gets the job done.
You can also pay a small fee and just go there to hike or just go there to dump. The rangers are all super nice!
Easy access to the site and close to hiking, the marina, and off roading trails. Have a store on the site which is also very convenient. Spots are small and not much for scenic views, so wouldn’t be my first choice if you’re just looking for a quick camping trip and spending a lot of time at the site.
Wanted a place not too far from home and Lake Pleasant is the perfect quick getaway. The camp sight had the most beautiful view at night and during the day. At night we were able to see so many constellations. Our camp site wasn’t a spot with a direct walk to the lake but the drive wasn’t long at all. Definitely bring a floatie or life jacket if you want to hang out in the lake. There is a little market by the marina that has water, ice, and snacks of sorts.
We stayed the first night I Roadrunner Campground site 9. Fairly level gravel with water and electricity. Dump station is nearby. Then we stayed Desert Tortoise Campground the next 2 nights because it was a walk to the lake. The site is EXTREMELY uneven so make sure you have some bricks for leveling. We didn't have enough with our 10 pack. We almost witnessed a trailer fall into the water of a big rock didn't stop it from rolling backwards!
The campsites are each set up that you have privacy and a view! Well thought out, clean, and hosts very helpful! We stayed Thursday thru Sunday. Things picked up for the weekend and it was busy but no line at dump station on the way out and very quiet at night time. They have clean restrooms and showers which came in handy!
We had visitors to the camp site at night tarantulas donkey skunks and raccoons. So be prepared at your nightly shut down! I would highly recommend this campground and we will be back!!! The convenance of the lake and amenities it offers is a super bonus to the camping experience!
Large clean spots. All spots are fenced descent pool and small store if you need anything. We stayed in the loop near the entrance. Quite loud with all the cars coming and going. Marina for boat rentals with a shuttle to take you back and forth. Strong WiFi. Kids were able to zoom without any issues.
3 words….beautiful-beautiful-beautiful!!! We stayed in late September and had no neighbors next to us so we felt like we were in the desert. There was no direction that had a bad view. The water level was low so we had to drive out to the water. The lake was amazing. Huge cactuses next to our camper was awe inspiring. Water and electric hookups at most spots and the dump station is close by on your way out.
We were here mid week in September and it was very quiet. The sites were private and nicely spaced with a good amount of trees. It was a short walk to the lake. We enjoyed the loop walk around the lake as well as taking the kayaks out from the south boat ramp. It was also an easy drive a few miles to Prescott to restock on groceries. I'm not sure if it is different on weekends but it was very peaceful when we were there. About 50/50 tent campers and small or medium RVs/trailers.