We arrived on a Sunday during Presidents Day weekend, so the campsites were all booked up until Monday. Luckily, they offer primitive camping (no hookups) in a parking lot right on the lake at the end of the boat launch area. We were meeting up with friends who were already parked and set up. We pulled in and got out of the car after a VERY long 2 days, covering 800 miles. As we arrived a beautiful double rainbow appeared over the lake! It was the most vibrant rainbow I had ever seen, just spectacular.
After spending the night hanging out around a fire with lots of laughs and stories, the next morning we packed up and headed over to our reserved campsite. Although we didn’t have much of a view, the campsites were spacious and had a covered picnic table and fire pit, which was awesome. There was some grass/ low plants, so we set Brienne up with her outside pen and she went to town munching down on the greenery.
We didn’t get much of a chance to explore all the trails that the area had to offer. However, we did walk along the Roadrunner trail that winds its way around the edge of the lake. We took Lulu down to a small peninsula at the end of the trail so she could run around and jump in the water. She had a blast!
Arizona has some of the most beautiful sunsets we’ve ever seen!
For the most part, we hung out with our friends and didn’t do a ton of exploring. The campground was amazing though and we wish we had more time to explore and enjoy the lake. We would definitely come back, hopefully with a kayak to be able to get onto the water!
Name: Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Location: 41835 N Castle Hot Springs Rd, Morristown, AZ 85342
Campground Notes:Campsites were very well maintained and spacious. Each site has a covered picnic table and fire pit. We would recommend almost any other site except for #36. If you can get one on the lake side, definitely go for it; the views are breathtaking! However, on the other side, are sweeping views of the hills and miles of saguaros. We had a view of the street…
Dog-friendly:Yes. Dogs are allowed on trails.
Rates:$128 for 4 nights + $12 for primitive camping one night