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5/26/2015 - Extended due to dry conditions. A date to cancel the fire ban has not yet been determined.
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.

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Get Fit with a Lake View Hike - Wild Burro Trail
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Stretch out your legs on this moderate hike. From this trail we will see the lake and maybe a few wild burros. We will meet at the South Pipeline Canyon Day Use Area and hike south on the Wild Burro Trail. This hike is a moderate 4 miles round trip. Wear good hiking shoes, bring water and a snack. The ranger will see you at the trailhead for a scenic adventure!

Date: 1/16/2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Duration: 2.5 hours - 4 miles
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
Contact: Terry Gerber, Interpretive Ranger, 602-372-7470 x 211
Location: Lake Pleasant Regional Park - South Pipeline Canyon Day Use Area, North Wild Burro Trailhead
Hwy 74 to MP19, turn onto Castle Hot Springs Rd., go 2 miles, turn into park, follow "Hike" signs.
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Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Dept.
The Headquarter Administrative Offices are located at:
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
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Morristown, AZ 85342
Ph: 602-506-2930 or (928) 501-9200
Fax: (602)372-8596

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