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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.

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




Sunset Flashlight Hike to Yavapai Point - Lake Pleasant

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
Lake Pleasant and It's History - Lake Pleasant - 12/4/2015

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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
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