Located on the beautiful southeastern shores of Lake Pleasant,
Pleasant Harbor offers all kinds of things to see and do. With facilities for boating, fishing, swimming, skiing, wakeboarding, scuba diving, sailing, hiking,
kayaking and parasailing, Lake Pleasant is the perfect weekend getaway!
you are an avid fisherman or desire a little fun in the sun, Pleasant Harbor is
sure to have what you are looking for!
THE "OLD" DAM
The "Carl" Pleasant Dam, later renamed Waddell Dam, was constructed between 1926 and 1928, creating the upper portion of Lake Pleasant. At the time, it was the largest agricultural Dam in the world.
The dam stood 76 feet in height and 2,160 feet in length. At 126 feet above streambed, its elevation was 1,601 feet (above sea level). It created a Lake with 3,706 surface acres of water having a shoreline of 50+ miles.
THE "NEW" DAM
The new dam was completed in March 1993. It raised the water level by 100 vertical feet and increased the overall lake volume from 157,000-acre feet to 860,000-acre feet. The resultant water surface area increased from 3,528 acres to 9,966 acres. The new high water mark was reached for the first time in April 1994. Seasonal water demands could still result in as much as a 100 vertical drawdown with restoration during the winter months.
The Lake receives water from the Agua Fria River and canal water from the Central Arizona Project (CAP) reaching elevation at high water mark 1,702 feet above sea level, normally in Mid-Spring. In June, the drawdown cycle begins with water released from the Lake through the CAP canal for irrigation of the West Valley Agricultural Areas during the summer months.
Today is Thursday, March 4, 2021
₪ LAKE AMENITIES
• Two Four-Lane Launch Ramps
• Full-Service Marina with Public Facilities
• Boat Rental and Storage Facilities
• Grassy Areas and Covered Picnic Tables
• Public (charcoal) Grills
• Group Event Areas
• RV Resort with 254 Full-Hookup Sites
• 40 Lakeside Sites with Partial Hookups
• Hank's Lodge Corporate Event & Meeting Facility
• Spring Canyon Landing (Large sandy event area)
• Scenic overlooks of Lake Pleasant
• Desert Princess II Cruise Boat
• Tournament / Concert Areas
• Public Gas Station (Unleaded & Diesel)
• RV Dump Station
• Pump Out Station (on Marina)
• Camping Areas
• Picnicking Areas
• Convenience Store
• Marina Bar & Grill
₪ UPCOMING EVENTS
₪ FISHING REPORT
COME AND JOIN US AT PLEASANT HARBOR TO CELEBRATE AMERICA FROM THE SHORES OF LAKE PLEASANT
PLEASANT HARBOR IS HOSTING THE FIREWORKS EVENT ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 3RD. BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS AND COOLERS AND ENJOY THE FUN. THERE IS A $10.00 PARKING FEE AT THE GATE.
5:00 P.M. THE KIDS' ZONE OPENS AND IT IS FREE WITH BOUNCE HOUSES AND WATER SLIDES. THERE WILL BE FOOD AND DRINK VENDORS FROM 5:00 P.M. THROUGH 10:30 P.M.
A DJ BEGINS MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT FROM 2:00 P.M. AND WILL CONCLUDE AT 11:00 P.M.
WE WILL HAVE THE DPS HELICOPTER ON DISPLAY, ROCK CLIMBING WALL, TRAIN RIDES, KIDS CASTING WITH THE FEDERATION NATION, HELICOPTER RIDES WITH AZ HELICOPTER ADVENTURES - $60.00 A PERSON WITH A MAXIMUM OF 3 PEOPLE PER RIDE. THERE WILL ALSO BE A VEHICLE SHOW FROM BILL LUKE, RIDE NOW POWERSPORTS, AND ANTHEM RV.
8:30 P.M. WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
8:45 PRESENTATION OF COLORS BY DPS COLOR GUARD
THEN THE NATIONAL ANTHEM BY LINDSEY DANN
9:00 P.M. THE FIREWORKS WILL BEGIN -
THE BOUNCE HOUSES AND WATER SLIDES WILL CLOSE FROM 9:00 - 9:30
THEN REOPEN AT 9:30 UNTIL 10:00 P.M.
THE PLEASANT HARBOR CONVENIENCE STORE WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 9:00 P.M.