Lake Pleasant Regional Recreation Area

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Lake Pleasant Regional Recreation Area Peoria Reviews

jumpingnorman jumpingn…
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The second largest lake in Metro Phoenix Sep 03, 2014
The Lake Pleasant Regional Park is a 10,000 acre area with one of the important artificial reservoirs surrounding the Phoenix metro, specifically in the Northwest Valley.

The lake we have now was created by the Waddell Dam which was created in 1927. And in 1994, the "New Waddell Dam" tripled the surface area of the lake, submerging the old dam beneath its waters.

Nowadays, people enjoy many water activities here and we also have the Scorpion Bay Marina where you will find the Dillon's Restaurant klnown for its good sandwiches. The place makes you feel like you are not in the Phoenix area, specially during summer with all the hip young people enjoying the lake. Oftentimes, you might see some of the Cardinals football players.

On Labor Day Weekend 2014, we went boating in this lake which is just 30 minutes from our home. The kids had fun swimming and tubing, and my wife and I also went into the water ourselves. It was so nice to swim in the water specially in the the nice deep areas of the lake where the water is clean and cool underneath.
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Great Water Recreational Activities Mar 15, 2007
I do have an impulsive behavior when it comes to travel. I will spontaneously go to a place if I have the right company and mood. One such time was St. Patrick's Day 2006 when my charming boy friend Guy, invited my best friend Agnes and I to his boat on Lake Pleasant.

Getting to Lake Pleasant is easy: from Wickenburg, take route 60 (East Wickenburg Way, which turns into Grand Avenue south to route 74. Turn left (the only way you can go) to head eastbound. Drive for about 20 miles through some of the most beautiful and barely touched Sonoran Desert landscape around. (Enjoy it while it lasts; developers will be turning it into housing development and strip malls as soon as they can). Sharing in the "luck of the Irish" with non-Irish people around, imagine that!

The pints, Margaritas, beers, vodka to mention but a few made for such a merry St. Patrick's day celebrations on the boat last year. Besides us, Guy, had Bob & Linda who both own a boat at Lake pleasant that they live on during the summer months. The rest of the people on the boat we found there, honestly I don't remember any of the other girls on the boat with us. We just had them join us for a cruise and dancing later that night, the spirit of fun was amazing.

The cruise was Bob's idea: being the Italian that he is, and retired at that Bob and his wife Linda life such a relaxed and carefree life. With no children to worry about, they spend their time traveling and having fun at the Lake during the summer months. When I first met Linda, it was evident that she was a fun loving woman. Her smile is as welcoming as the warmth of a mother's embrace. It was about three in the afternoon when we left the docks for the West Side of the lake where most boats anchors for fun. On board Linda had all her goodies, she loves margaritas and so she had her own margarita mixer.

Lake Pleasant Regional park is large recreation area, one of the best water recreation areas in the region. Lake pleasant harbor offers activities for visitors including boating, jet skiing, etc
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