The City of Peoria
, Arizona is the "Gateway to Lake Pleasant." The Lake Pleasant Regional Park is managed by the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department. Revenue collected from special events and entrance fees are used for operation of the park.
The entrance to the park is located 2 miles north of State Route 74 off Castle Hot Springs Road. 76 sites for RV and tent camping with picnic tables, ramadas and grills are available on a first come, first served basis. Restrooms and showers are available.
The Overlook Center is open weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Information about the Central Arizona Project, Waddell Dam, and Lake Pleasant Park is available, as well as a gift shop.
The second entrance to the park is located 3 miles north on Castle Hot Springs Road, past the main entrance. All fees apply to this area as well. The north entrance provides access to the four-lane boat ramp, two restrooms, shoreline camping, and the Cottonwood day use picnic area.