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 Events for Lake Pleasant 
<June 2015>

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Thursday, September 3, 2015 (Tentative)
Maricopa County's regional parks will initiate the annual fire ban. This includes banning the use of all
campfire, fire pits and charcoal grills; however, it is still acceptable to use gas/propane grills in designated areas such as the ramada areas, semi-developed and developed camping sites, and along the shoreline at Lake Pleasant Regional Park.
If the parks do not receive ample rain during the monsoon season, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department
may extend the fire ban to protect the parks resources and ensure visitor safety. To learn more, click here.

dam good run logo

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Beginning at 9 a.m.

Join us for Lake Pleasant's 11th Annual Dam Good Run, Walk, Hike! This popular, family-friendly, un-timed, fundraiser offers the public the only opportunity to cross the Waddell Dam overlooking the scenic lake. This year, the participants have the opportunity to choose between three routes:

  • Dam Fun - 2-miles (course does not go onto the dam)
  • Dam Challenging - 4-miles
  • Dam Tough - 8-miles

All proceeds benefit family programs in the park that are offered free to the public.

Registration fees:

  • $20.00 early-bird registration due by March 12, 2015
  • $25.00 registration between March 13th and March 20th, 2015 (mail-in registration must be postmarked by March 12th to receive reduced rate, all mail registrations need to be received by March 19th; phone registrations accepted until end of business March 20th)
  • $30.00 on site registration fee (day of’ event March 21st)
  • $6 park entry fee is included in registration, except on event day.

For Credit Card Payments: Visa, MasterCard, and American Express registrations will be accepted via phone at 928-501-1710. OR mail check or money order payable to:

Lake Pleasant Regional Park
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Road
Morristown, AZ 85342*

*Mailing Address Only - Do Not Use for Directions to Park

Fee includes access to fun course, water, goodie bag and t-shirt. Participants agree to abide by all rules and regulations that appear on the registration form.

For questions regarding the course please contact Ranger Terry Gerber at (602) 372-7470 ext. 211. Or email

IMPORTANT NOTE: For security reasons, backpacks, animals, strollers, bicycles, wheelchairs, and children under five years of age are not permitted on the dam.


Registration Form - Word Document Course Map - .pdf version




Family Fun Fishing Clinic - Lake Pleasant - 6/13/2015
Desert Awareness Information - Lake Pleasant - 6/13/2015
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Agua Fria Long Paddle - Lake Pleasant - 6/20/2015
Wet 'n" Wild Hike and Splash - Lake Pleasant - 6/26/2015
Desert Awareness Information - Lake Pleasant - 6/26/2015
Early Bird Spectacular Sun Rise and Full Moon Set - Lake Pleasant - 7/2/2015
Friday Family Fun Fishing Clinic - Lake Pleasant - 7/3/2015
Fourth of July Wet 'n' Wild Hike and Splash - Lake Pleasant - 7/4/2015
Looking for Wild Burros on the Wild Burro Trail - Lake Pleasant - 7/9/2015
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Goose Cove and Coles Cove Paddle - Lake Pleasant - 7/16/2015
Exploring with the Ranger Hike - Lake Pleasant - 7/17/2015
Know and Go Scorpion Hunt - Lake Pleasant - 7/18/2015
Sunrise Scenic Hike Overlooking Lake Pleasant - 7/23/2015
Friday Family Fun Fishing Clinic - Lake Pleasant - 7/24/2015
Wet 'N' Wild Hike and Splash - Lake Pleasant - 7/25/2015
Sunset and Full Blue Moon Thursday Hike- Lake Pleasant - 7/30/2015
Wet 'n' Wild "Cactus Bingo" Hike - Yavapai Lower Loop Trail - Lake Pleasant - 8/6/2015
History of Water in the Lake Pleasant Area - 8/7/2015
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 8/7/2015
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course - 8/8/2015
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Exploring the Eastern Coves of Lake Pleasant - 8/13/2015
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 8/21/2015
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course - 8/22/2015
"Scenic Lookout" Hike to Yavapai Point - Lake Pleasant - 8/27/2015
Full Moon Scenic Hike - Lake Pleasant - 8/28/2015

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Nature Center Hours
The nature center is currently closed for renovations. We apologize for the inconvenience, and look forward to assisting you in the upgraded facility in the Fall of 2015.

Lake Pleasant Regional Park
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
Morristown, AZ 85342
Entry Station 1-928-501-1710
Fax 602-372-8596

For GPS entry: Lake Pleasant Visitor Center
                       Overlook Road
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