At Lake Pleasant It's 'Living the Life!'
Pleasant Harbor is open to the public 365 days a year.
October 15, 2014
And for many Phoenicians, it's also the closest opportunity to escape city life and be at a lake in just minutes. Pleasant Harbor is open to the public 365 days a year and features a lakeside restaurant, boat, sailing and jet ski rentals, kayak and paddle boards, fishing guides, slip rentals and storage, as well as a full service RV resort with 254 spaces, featuring a clubhouse, store, heated pool and Jacuzzi.
"There is no shortage of fun at Pleasant Harbor," said Glen Vortherms, general manager of Maricopa Water District (MWD), owner and operator of Pleasant Harbor. "With our close proximity to Phoenix, and seven-day-a-week public access, we are one of the hidden gems of the Valley."
New: Cruise Ship
New to Lake Pleasant this year is The Phoenix, a 150-person cruise ship. Leaving from the shores of Pleasant Harbor each day, The Phoenix offers a 1 ½ hour scenic cruise, narration of the lake's history and Wildlife. Before or after the mid-day cruise, many visitors enjoy a meal at the Waterfront Bar and Grille, including dining at the water's edge.
For more active visitors, fly boarding, Jet Ski's, kayaks, paddle boarding and boat rentals are all available. fly boarding, one of the hottest new extreme watersports, allows lake visitors the opportunity to propel up to 50 feet off the water with the assistance of horse power, a fire hose and infused water propulsion.
From the Phoenix area, Pleasant Harbor is the closest destination and entrance to Lake Pleasant, conveniently located off Carefree Highway and 87th Avenue (8708 W. Harbor Boulevard, Peoria, AZ 85383). Visitors exiting I-17, travel west on Carefree Highway, or take North 99th Avenue/North Lake Pleasant Parkway from Bell Road to Carefree Highway and then west to 87th Avenue and then onto Harbor Boulevard. Pleasant Harbor admission fee is $6.00 per vehicle.
"We have the best spot on the lake with the most amenities to offer," said Chad Case, Pleasant Harbor Marina manager. "Whether its boat rentals, kayaks, paddleboats, boat cruise or lakeside dining, we've got it all."
More Information On These Sites
Pleasant Harbor: http://www.pleasantharbor.com
Go Paddle AZ http://www.gopaddleaz.com
Go Sail AZ http://www.gosailaz.com
The Hook Up Outfitters http://www.TheHookUpOutfitters.com
Pleasant Harbor Summary
Pleasant Harbor is located on the southeastern shores of Lake Pleasant, conveniently adjacent to the metropolitan Phoenix area and open to the public 365 days a year. The full-service marina, features a lakeside restaurant open seven days a week, boat and slip rentals, as well as jet ski, kayak, paddle boat, sail boat rentals.
As well, The Phoenix, a 150 passenger boat cruise departs daily, touring majestic Lake Pleasant. Pleasant Harbor is also home to an RV Resort with 254 sites with a variety of amenities including club house, pool and Jacuzzi, bocce ball, basketball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, laundry facilities, showers, convenience store and picnic grounds.
Maricopa Water District (MWD)
MWD, owner and operator of Pleasant Harbor Marina and RV Resort, was formally organized in 1925, as Maricopa County Municipal Water Conservation District Number One (MWD).
Maricopa Water District (MWD) controls more than 150,000 acre feet of water storage at Lake Pleasant, managing more than 100 miles of lateral pipelines, while providing water to a 60-square-mile service area, including citrus trees, flowers, vegetables, farms and golf courses.
Additionally, MWD is the owner of Pleasant Harbor Marina and RV Resort, sitting on 225 acres of pristine desert along the banks of Lake Pleasant.