Maricopa County Parks and Recreation



Lake Pleasant Regional Park offers 148 sites for RV and tent camping within the campgrounds (does not including primitive camping sites)

Each "Developed Site" has water, electricity, dump station, a covered ramada, a picnic table, a barbecue grill and fire ring. 

Each "Semi-Developed Site" and tent site has a covered ramada, a picnic table, a barbecue grill and fire ring, unless otherwise acknowledged in the description or camping map. 

Restroom and/or shower facilities are available at both types of campsites. All sites in the campground may be reserved online at www.maricopacountyparks.org/.


  • Desert Tortoise Campground has 74 campsites: 25 Developed Sites, 39 Semi-Developed Sites, and 10 Tent Sites.

  • Roadrunner Campground offers 71 sites for RV and tent camping. All sites are Developed.

  • Large groups can reserve the Desert Tortoise Group Campground. The Group Campground includes a parking area for RVs, picnic tables, and ramadas. The use of this area is by reservation only and requires a minimum commitment of 10 camping units.

Shoreline Camping

Lake Pleasant Regional Park also has shoreline/primitive camping during most of the year, depending on water levels. Shoreline camping is only permitted within designated areas for such use, when available.  Day-of availability will be on a first-come, first-served basis and can only be reserved during business hours at the park. For information on camping fees, click on this link to be redirected to the "Fees" page.​

The first phase or re-introducing primitive/shoreline camping will be rolled out in late January 2021, with the area of the Dirt Spillway.  Future areas will be included in phases at later dates.

Campers must park in designated parking areas.  Tent camping will be permitted along the shoreline within the designated area.  No vehicles will be permitted to park along the shoreline within the area. 

Check-in time the day of arrival shall occur no earlier than 2 p.m.  Campers must check out the day of departure by 12 p.m. (noon).

Boat-In Camping

Boat-in camping is now available at the 10 Lane Parking Lot.  Roughly 30 assigned parking spaces have been designated for such use.  Each camping/parking space is approximately 45 feet long by 12 ft. wide to accommodate most boat trailers and towing vehicles. Reservations are required. Day-of availability is on a first-come, first-served basis, and can only be reserved during business hours at the park. 

Boaters must camp on the waters of Lake Pleasant – no shoreline camping available at this time.  Camping is not permitted within the parking lot/camp space.  Boat-in camping is a great option for fisherman looking to fish in the late evening/early morning hours.  Boat-in campers must arrive and check-in before the park closes at night (8 pm).

Camping Guidelines

Please familiarize yourself with the park's camping guidelines prior to arriving. 


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