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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 17
Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $30.00
We have mixed feelings on this county park. We stayed here last year for a week, and are back for two weeks this time. Most sites have great views of either the reservoir or the valley, but the sites are fairly close together with limited to no privacy. Lots of day use people driving through the camp area, so you get the "fish in a bowl" feeling when trying to relax outside. Many sites are not big rig friendly due to the size, not being level, or due to the approach to the pad. The campground gets pretty busy, especially on the weekend and does get fairly noisy. Lots of smokey "fires", so we were forced to keep the windows closed from late afternoon on. It can get very windy at night, especially on the lake side - worse on the hill, so decide if the view is worth some sleepless nights. But, if you enjoy any kind of water sports, or even just a water view though, this place is tough to beat in the area. Our dogs love to swim which is the main reason we're back, and will probably be back next year. Hiking in the park is limited to one major trail and a couple of short ones, but if you take the the Frog Tank Trail, through the gate (closed to bikes and horses), you'll intersect with Morgan City Wash Trail. Beautiful trail, lots of water, trees, and wild life. That trail will intersect with Beardsly, so you could make a loop, or backtrack. Hell's canyon wilderness area is nearby with miles of great trails. If you enjoy target shooting, there are several locations just pass the park entrance (verify for yourself if it's legal, but based on how many were shooting on the weekend, I suspect it is). Take a drive on Desert Hotsprings road to see some beautiful country and the very cool historic Hotsprings resort. Lots of BLM and State trust land to play on close by. We camped at Lake Pleasant Regional Park in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $30.00
This park has a lot to offer, The best sites for RV's are at Road Runner along the lake or on the other side along the desert. Most sites are big enough for large rigs. It is very quiet and you can enjoy nature. We camped at Lake Pleasant Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.
Lots of hiking, fishing, boating and just nature watching.
Review Count: 292
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 50
Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $30.00
In addition to the daily rate of $30 for an electric (50 amp) and water site, there is an $8 reservation fee. This county park is a ways outside of Phoenix, but still a good spot to stay while visiting the area. The sites are large and fairly well spaced. While most of the sits are paved, a few, including our site, are gravel. It was fairly quiet during our two-day visit there. We had good Verizon voice and data coverage, and, since there are no trees, satellite was not a problem. The electrical power and water pressure were good. It is a fairly busy park, so it is a good idea to get reservations. We camped at Lake Pleasant Regional Park in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 107
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 17
Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $29.00
We just stayed here for a week with two other friends and their coaches. This is "our" kind of RV campground. Quiet. Very large sites. Good outdoor eating area. A view from our coach. Beautiful sunsets.
I would rate this a 10 if we had had a sewer hook up. From what I could tell there were very few sites with sewer.
This is a county park on a large lake north of Phoenix. I was mostly full the first days we where there as it was spring break for kids. After that it was about 1/3 full. We used this as a home base to go to pre-season baseball. If you like peace and quiet this is a great park to do that. If you want to be closer to the action and shopping I would suggest getting closer. It is about a 20 minute drive to a market from here.
On the way to Phoenix one morning my wife spotted a heard of wild burros about a mile outside the RV park entrance. We had seen the signs on the road indicating they were in the area, but then got lucky and saw a group of about ten of them. This RV park is also prime habitat for saguaro cactus. There are thousands of them in the park and around it. Very nice spring wildflowers. We camped at Lake Pleasant Regional Park in a Motorhome.
We visited the Scottsdale musical instrument museum when were were here. One of the best places to spend a couple hours we have been to in quite a while.
Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $41.00
It is a nice place to stay that is right outside Phoenix. HOT in the summer. Conveniently located less than an hour from downtown Phoenix. Very well maintained roads. We camped at Lake Pleasant Regional Park in a Fifth Wheel.
If you like BBQ, there is a Dillon's BBQ restaurant right on the water.
Review Count: 115
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 59
Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $30.00
This county park is pretty isolated, far from any amenities or stores. The location is quite pretty with the mountains, lake, and some trails for hiking. The marina seems to be a big draw for local activities, as there were speedboats zooming around (sometimes loudly) in the lake near the campground, and we also saw a gas powered parasailer.
We stayed in the Roadrunner campground, on the lake side of the campground. The sites are a little closer together than most county/state parks we've been to, and the usable space in our site was particularly small due to the steeply sloped terrain. The provided picnic table with roof/cover is very nice, but due to the location of the table's roof/cover we were unable to open our patio awning. Our site was low in the front and required several wooden boards under our front wheels to keep the leveling jacks from lifting the wheels off the ground. The park also has a very nice playground for kids. A cell phone tower is on the hill just outside the campground, so we had great Verizon LTE and AT&T 4G signals (no AT&T LTE available).
We would consider staying here again, although we prefer some other county parks in the area that have larger sites and are closer to stores/shopping. We camped at Lake Pleasant Regional Park in a Motorhome.
Firewood here is $7 for a very small bundle, and the nearest stores are 20 minutes away, so if you want a campfire buy your wood before arriving.
Review Count: 15
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4
Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $30.00
We stayed three nights in the Roadrunner Campground at Lake Pleasant and really enjoyed it. The high desert terrain is very scenic and the lake makes for a great view. It's also very removed from any busy roads so very quiet. We came to this park after spending three nights in Mesa so the quiet almost hurt our ears! This park is very popular with local boaters. Part of our stay was on a weekend so the sites around us almost filled up. Still quiet at night though. The sites are paved, many are uneven but we were able to get level without much difficulty. We stayed on the east side of the campground at site #12 and had a partial lake view. That site had poor drainage with lots of dirt and sand on the pavement from recent rains. If I were to stay there again I would stay on the west side of the campground. There are no lake views on that side but great sunset views over a beautiful valley. Sites #60 and #61 looked fairly level and would provide great views from a MH windshield. Most people stay on the east side so it's less crowded on the west side. The reservation web site does not work with Firefox. We had to use Explorer to book online. We camped at Lake Pleasant Regional Park in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 240
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 25
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $25.00
We stayed in one of the partial hookup sites in the Roadrunner Campground. Most of them have a covered picnic table, which makes it tight to back in. However, our site was a pull-through, making in and out very easy. Some leveling equipment was needed. Hookups were fine. Very strong Verizon signal; our MiFi worked excellent. There are several campgrounds within the park and dry camping (10$/night) is allowed in many areas along the shoreline of the lake. However, most of the dry camping spots are better suited for smaller RVs. If your rig is larger, go to the paved boat launch area just half a mile from Roadrunner. Some dry camping is also offered at the north end of the park. You have to check in and pay at the main entrance first, though. Pretty quiet location, just the burros can be heard. Best bet to see some is going to the north entrance in the late afternoon. Maricopa County plans to increase all fees by about 20% within the next months. We would come back anyway, but fetch a dry camp site next time. We camped at Lake Pleasant Regional Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 60
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 9
Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $28.00
We really enjoyed our time here. We booked far in advance for a site along the lake and it was amazing. All campsites come with a fire pit and picnic table which is covered by a metal awning. Sites are large and have good distance from other campers. Campsites only have water and electric but a dump station is available. We moved to another site a week later and discovered the desert views were just as amazing. Boat ramps and hiking trails are available around the park. We liked the restaurant (Scorpion Bay) which is located within the park. Freeway access is about 20 minutes away. We would camp here again. We camped at Lake Pleasant Regional Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 48
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 6
Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $25.00
We stayed here for a total of three days with partial hookups. Both water and electric (50amp) were offered, but sewage would need to be dumped on our way out. The new spot was near the top of a hill overlooking the lake and surrounding area. We were also just below a cell tower which meant we had full coverage while here. The sites are large with a covered picnic area and fire pit. We enjoyed staying here. There was a little play area for the girls and plenty of land to explore as a family. We camped at Lake Pleasant Regional Park in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 74
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 15
Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $25.00
Nightly rate was $25, plus there was a fee of $8 for online reservations. Park is easy in/out. We had reserved site 22 online, but upon arriving and seeing the site we didn't think we (in a 40' RV) could get into it without scraping our jacks. There was a large incline at the entrance to the site, so we changed sites. There was a $5 fee for that change. It was obvious that many RVs had scraped while entering/exiting site 22. There is no mention of the large incline online and it isn't visible from the online images of the site. Site 13 has a bit of an incline also. There are pull-throughs and back-ins and there is good spacing between sites. There are trails for hiking/pet walking. There was, however, a lot of horse poop around the park, even in the kids' sand box. Verizon 4G worked well. There were no benches in the men's shower area to place clothes, towels, etc. There were benches in the women's shower area, but no mirror. We stayed 5 nights and enjoyed our time here, and will return if in the area. We camped at Lake Pleasant Regional Park in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 157
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 13
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $25.00
As previously noted, sites don't have sewer, at least in our site #25. Sites aren't mowed as not enough help, but that's OK. Our site doesn't have a view of the lake, but that's OK as we are only staying for a couple of days. Our site doesn't have a cover for the table but it is 125 feet long. Pretty far out from Phoenix, but if you have a boat, it is a good deal. Probably won't stay here again because to far out for us. We camped at Lake Pleasant Regional Park in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 87
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $25.00
We REALLY enjoyed this park. The only thing we did not like was no sewer at the sites and a 2-holer dump station on the exit road. Spaces 7-23 have great views of the lake, are paved and are reasonably level. No problem with our 40' motorhome. Sitting right under a Verizon tower so 4G was 5 bars. Electric (50 amp) and water were A+. Many people were swimming in the lake, but we did not try it. Wild burros are occasionally in the campground. Fantastically dark at night and very quiet when we were there. All sites have a covered picnic table and the sites are well spaced. We camped at Lake Pleasant Regional Park in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $25.00
Very scenic campground with views of the lake. Paved sites with fire pits and covered picnic tables. Our site was spacious and level. However, as others have posted, some can be a challenge for larger rigs. The showers could use some more attention and cleaning. No benches or mirrors for shaving. We camped at Lake Pleasant Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.
Review Count: 196
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 14
Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $33.00
Expensive for a county park (and $8 reservation fee!), but very nicely maintained park. Nice trails, pretty lake views, ranger-led programs, level and clean sites. We camped at Lake Pleasant Regional Park in a Motorhome.
Firewood here is $7 for a very small bundle, and the nearest stores are 20 minutes away, so if you want a campfire buy your wood before arriving.LifeRebooted • February 2015
We visited the Scottsdale musical instrument museum when were were here. One of the best places to spend a couple hours we have been to in quite a while.RFCN2 • March 2015
If you like BBQ, there is a Dillon's BBQ restaurant right on the water.Indiansprings • July 2015
Lots of hiking, fishing, boating and just nature watching.pdog • January 2016
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