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Maricopa County Parks and Recreation

Boating

Lake Pleasant Regional Park offers two boat launching ramps: 4-Lane at the North Entrance and 10-Lane Boat Ramp at the Main Entrance. Both ramps have restroom facilities, paved parking lots, and are functional to a water elevation of 1,600 feet.  Motorized watercrafts must be launched from the 10 Lane or 4 Lane boat ramps – no launching from the shoreline.

Mooring buoys are not permitted at Lake Pleasant.  Boats may bring anchors that can be set and retrieved.  Do not tie up to regulatory/park buoys placed on the water.

Boating

10-Lane Boat Ramp

The 10-Lane parking area allows for 480 vehicles, 355 vehicles with trailers, and 124 cars.  Of which, 30 boat trailer spaces are designated for boat-in camping (access to park vehicle and trailer overnight in parking lot while camping on-water within a boat – reservation required).

10-Lane

4-Lane Boat Ramp

The 4-Lane Boat Ramp is located at the north end of the lake and the parking area allows for 112 vehicles with boat trailers (see image below of boat ramp parking area).

4-Lane

Monsoon and Storm Safety

Lake Pleasant is known for unpredictable weather and windy conditions that may be present at any moment.  Please check weather forecasts regularly – before heading out to the park and during your visit.

If stormy conditions are present during your visit, please remember the following:

  • Avoid tying your watercraft up to docks
  • Avoid trailering or launching your boat
  • ·Find a quiet cove to ride out the storm and shelter in place
  • ·Keep an eye out for the wind warning lights located around the Lake
  • ·Wear your life jacket or personal floatation device at all times

Boating Resources

Download Boater's Guide

Water Levels

Water levels at the lake are controlled by the Central Arizona Project.  For a current list of water level elevations, please visit: www.cap-az.com/departments/water-operations/lake-pleasant-operations

Aquatic Invasive Species

Learn how to protect your vessels from aquatic invasive species such as the Quagga Mussels via training provided by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

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