The sheer vastness of the Grand Canyon, a deep gorge carved by the Colorado River, draws visitors from far and wide to this Arizona sight. Here’s what you need to know about touring the Grand Canyon—by air, vehicle, and foot—from nearby Phoenix.
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
With 114 miles of shoreline, the hard thing about a visit to Lake Pleasant Regional Park is making up your mind what to do first. The lake is a great spot for a variety of water sports. Along with a 10-lane boat ramp, Lake Pleasant offers a full-service marina equipped to handle 1,000 boats. Sport fishing is very popular. A nice variety of fish including white bass, largemouth bass, striped bass, channel catfish, and black crappie swim in Lake Pleasant. Wildlife viewing includes Bald Eagles.
But you don’t have to be wet to enjoy Lake Pleasant. With numerous overlooks and seven miles of trails, hiking and biking are popular with visitors. Add 450 picnic sites and parking for 200 vehicles to the list and it’s hard to go wrong. In addition to 165 campsites, there is also a visitor center and a desert education center at Lake Pleasant.
41835 N Castle Hot Springs Rd, Morristown, Arizona, USA, 85342
Lake Pleasant is located about an hour north of Phoenix. A state-issued license is required for sport fishing.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What are the nearest attractions to Lake Pleasant Regional Park ?
What else should I know about attractions in Phoenix?
- Wildlife World Zoo Aquarium and Safari Park
- Castles N' Coasters
- Wrigley Mansion
- Phoenix Art Museum
- Heritage Square
- Arizona Science Center
- Chase Field
- Camelback Mountain
- McDowell Sonoran Preserve
- Pueblo Grande Museum
- Scottsdale Fashion Square
- South Mountain Park
- Old Town Scottsdale
- Mystery Castle
- Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA)