Maricopa County

Shoreline Access

Limited shoreline access for day-use, and primitive/shoreline camping.

Please note that the water levels at Lake Pleasant Regional Park are unusually high this year. Due to high water levels, shoreline access may be limited for primitive camping and day-use entry. To avoid potential delays, it is recommended you arrive early.  On holidays or busy weekends (i.e. Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, etc…), the park may experience temporary or longer term closures.

The park anticipates this challenge will continue to occur thru mid-July. Currently...

  • the Concrete Spillway is under water
  • Two Cow Cove, Jet Ski Point, and Fireman's Cove, which are popular destinations for shoreline camping, are near capacity.

It is recommended that you visit this page frequently for updates, or contact the park at (928) 501-1710. As temperatures warm up, the entry station will become increasingly busy. This may prohibit staff from answering calls. 

If an area reaches capacity and has to be closed, an ALERT will be placed in the main ALERT section of the website (top of all pages). The ALERT will remain active until the area can be reopened. 

While a campsite in the Roadrunner or Desert Tortoise campground may not be your preferred choice for during your visit, it does ensure that you will have a dedicated space waiting for you. If you are considering a visit over the Memorial Day holiday, you may want to book a site ASAP as there are a limited number of sites still available. Reservations may be booked at

During closures on the west side of Lake Pleasant Regional Park, park visitors may still access the lake via Pleasant Harbor.  Questions regarding Pleasant Harbor's fees and policies should be directed to (928) 501-5253.

Holiday Weekend Status:

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July 4th Happy Fourth of July! Please visit for current updates.
Sources: Central Arizona Project


Lake Pleasant Regional Park Contacts:

  • Lake Pleasant Regional Park Contact Station: (928) 501-1710
  • Maricopa County Sheriff's Office: (602) 876-1000
  • City of Peoria Police: Emergency - 911 / Non-emergency - (623) 773-8311
  • City of Peoria Fire: Emergency - 911 / Non-emergency - (623) 773-8311
  • Scorpion Bay Marina: (928) 501-2628
  • Pleasant Harbor: (928) 501-5253
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Phone: 602-506-2930

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