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Pleasant Harbor

Pleasant Harbor - Living the Life! (at Lake Pleasant)

 

It's more fun at the lake!

forty five minutes from downtown Phoenix, Pleasant Harbor, located on the southeastern shores of Lake Pleasant, serves as a one-stop recreation spot for lakeside fun and a safe outing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Activities Abound

Pleasant Harbor is open to the public 365 days a year, and features Dillon's Bayou restaurant, sailing, boat and jet ski rentals, kayaks, and paddle boards, fly boarding, slip rentals and storage, as well as a full-service RV resort with 254 spaces, with full hook-ups. The RV resort also features a clubhouse, store and heated pool.

Did we mention, Pleasant Harbor is home to the World's Largest Floating Waterslide - H2Whoa!?

A popular activity for all ages at Pleasant Harbor includes a trip aboard The Phoenix, a 150-person boat cruise, departing throughout the week, as well hosting sunset and dinner cruise opportunities.


We Have It All

Want to ride a boat or cool off on water skis? Rent a jet ski? Kayak, paddle board or sailboat? How about trying out fly boarding? This extreme watersport allows visitors the opportunity to propel up to 50 feet off the water with the assistance of horse power, fueled by water propulsion from a fire hose. These and much more are all available at Pleasant Harbor and, for most Phoenicians, the closest spot to enjoy lake fun.

"We pretty much have it all," 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."

Dillon's Bayou Restaurant

After a day full of lake activities, enjoy a meal and beverages at Dillon's Bayou. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner during the week and breakfast, lunch and dinner on the weekends. There's no reason to drive back home after a full day of activities -- Pleasant Harbor RV resort offers 254 sites with full hookups and unlimited dry camping, with amazing views of Lake Pleasant. Summer weekends fill up fast, so be sure to call ahead for reservations (623.235.6140).

Contact Information

"There is something to do for everyone," said Chad Case, Pleasant Harbormarina manager. "With so much activity both on and off the lake, Pleasant Harbor at Lake Pleasant is a great way to enjoy summer." For more information about the Pleasant Harbor, please call 623.235.6140 or visit http://www.pleasantharbor.com.

Pleasant Harbor (at Lake Pleasant) Recreational Opportunities -

Pleasant Harbor& RV Resort: http://www.pleasantharbor.com

Dillon's (Bayou) Restaurant http://dillonsrestaurant.com/dillons-bayou/

Go Paddle AZ http://www.gopaddleaz.com

Pleasant Harbor Boat Rentals http://boats4rent.com/lake-pleasant/

Go Sail AZ http://www.gosailaz.com

Lake Pleasant sailing Club http://lakepleasantsailing.com

Lake Pleasant Boat Cruises http://www.lakepleasantcruises.com

Getting There

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 $7.00 per vehicle.

 

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