One of the most scenic water recreation areas in the Phoenix AZ Metro area “Valley of the Sun,” this northwest Valley park is a recreationist’s dream. The park offers many activities, such as camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking, and wildlife viewing. At the Lake Pleasant Visitor Center, guests learn about the history of the area and desert wildlife. Step out onto the balcony surrounding the Visitor Center to get a beautiful view of Lake Pleasant and an up-close look at Waddell Dam. The breathtaking views offer visitors a great place to relax, whether it is from a boat or shoreline picnic site.
Enjoy our beautiful winter weather by Birding with the Ranger at Lake Pleasant
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
You may see several variety of desert birds as well as some shoreline birds. The hike is only about one mile round trip, and we will be taking our time looking for anything that catches our attention. Please bring your binoculars and bird guides. We will meet at the South Pipeline Canyon trailhead. No need to call unless you have questions, just show up. Follow the "Bird Watching" signs to the trailhead.
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM Duration: 2 hours
Contact: Terry Gerber, Interpretive Ranger 602-372-7460 ext 202
Location: Lake Pleasant Regional Park at South Pipeline Canyon Trailhead
Take Hwy 74 to Castle Hot Springs Rd., turn right into park, follow signs to program.
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