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Overview Lake Pleasant
Agua Fria N.M.
Lake Pleasant Regional Park: This large outdoors recreation area straddles the Maricopa and Yavapai county border northwest of Phoenix, Arizona. The park is located within the municipal boundaries of Peoria, Arizona, and serves as a major recreation hub for the northwest Phoenix metropolitan area.
Water Storage:Central to the park is 10,000 acre Lake Pleasant a artificial reservoir created in 1927 with the completion of Waddell Dam. It serves as a primary water reservoir for central Arizona and is fed by both the Agua Fria River and the Central Arizona Project Aquaduct.
Recreation: A number of boat docks make the lake a popular destination for water skiing, jet skiing, sailing and other water sports. Local fishing includes: Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Striped Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, Channel Catfish, Tilapia, Carp, and Buffalo fish. Other recreational activities, such as mountain biking, camping, and hiking.
Maricopa Desert Outdoor Center
Desert Outdoor Center
Maricopa County's Desert Outdoor Center is located the east side of Lake Pleasant. Set on a hillside of the pristine Sonoran desert, located only twenty miles northwest of downtown Phoenix.
The D.O.C. is a 26,000 square foot, three-building complex designed for education and exploration of the natural environment. The main building contains a multi-purpose gathering hall, an animal exhibit hall, science lab, classroom, resource room, trading post, first aid room, and a full commercial grade kitchen. The amphitheater, overlooking the lake, comfortably seats 150 for outside activities, including a fire circle (when permitted). Nearby trails allow campers to experience a spectacular view of Lake Pleasant and an up-close look at Waddell Dam.
BSA Lake Pleasant Camp
This boy scout camp hosts five summer camp sessions each year with each session running Monday through Thursday. Unlike other local resident camps, Lake Pleasant Camp offers opportunities for advancement and camaraderie while still allowing Scouts to return home every evening.
The camp is a Scoutís dream offering more than 20 aquatic and nature merit badges including cooking, first aid and much more.
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