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 Events for Lake Pleasant 
<October 2015>

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.

Annual Bald Eagle Closure of Agua Fria Arm

The annual Bald Eagle Closure is typically in effect from December 15 thru June 15.  Access to the area is restricted (violators will be prosecuted) until the closure is lifted. The Agua Fria arm is designated as one of a few select areas within Arizona for potential nesting/breeding sites for bald eagles.  During breeding season, the slightest disturbances to the nesting areas or eagles can have a drastic impact on the success of this majestic, once endangered, raptor.  We appreciate your support in helping to ensure this beautiful symbol of American culture has an opportunity to survive and thrive here at Lake Pleasant Regional Park.  

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Seasonal Bald Eagle Closure: During certain breeding stages (courtship, mating, incubation, young nestlings and nestlings near fledging), human activity near a Bald Eagle nest can cause nest abandonment and/or failure. Established breeding area closures reduce loss by managing human activities near nest sites.

NOTE: The Bald Eagle Closure is typically in effect from December 15 - June 15*. Unless otherwise noted, you are asked not to access the lower arm of the Agua Fria via watercraft during this timeframe.



Updated: 4/3/12




Sunset Flashlight Hike to Yavapai Point - Lake Pleasant - 10/8/2015
Hike Into a Desert Forest! at Lake Pleasant - 10/9/2015
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 7AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 10/10/2015
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 9AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 10/10/2015
Desert Awareness and Park Information - Lake Pleasant - 10/10/2015
Cottonwood Trail Exploring - Lake Pleasant - 10/16/2015
Exploring the Beardsley Trail South - 10 Lane East Parking Area - 10/22/2015
Lake Pleasant and the Central Arizona Project Connection - Lake Pleasant - 10/22/2015
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Exploring the Islands of Lake Pleasant - 10/23/2015
Shoreline Fishing Talk by Fisherman Frank - Lake Pleasant - 10/24/2015
Hike and Splash - Lake Pleasant - 10/24/2015
Freaky Friday Flashlight Hike and Scorpion Hunt - Lake Pleasant - 10/30/2015
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Easy Halloween Paddle Tour of Lake Pleasant - 10/31/2015
Sunrise Over the Lake Hike - Lake Pleasant - 11/6/2015
Lake Pleasant Discovery Center Grand Opening (Rescheduled) - 11/7/2015
Things to do At and Around Lake Pleasant - Lake Pleasant - 11/7/2015
Friday the 13th Lucky Bird Hike at Lake Pleasant - 11/13/2015
Lake Pleasant and the Central Arizona Project Connection - Lake Pleasant - 11/13/2015
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Easy Paddle Tour of Lake Pleasant - 11/14/2015
Sunrise Over the Lake Hike - Lake Pleasant - 11/19/2015
Looking for Birds Hike - Lake Pleasant - 11/20/2015
Reptile Discovery - Lake Pleasant - 11/20/2015
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Birding by Kayak - Lake Pleasant - 11/21/2015
Shoreline Fishing Talk by Fisherman Frank - Lake Pleasant - 11/28/2015
Cottonwood Trail Exploring Hike - Lake Pleasant - 12/4/2015

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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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