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Lake Pleasant

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Living up to its name this artificial reservoir was created in 1927 with the construction of the Carl Pleasant Dam. Today, it's a major recreational destination for people in the Phoenix area. It includes a 10-lane boat ramp and plenty of parking for 200 vehicles. Activities include fishing, hiking, biking, and camping at one of the 165 campsites. For more information on fees and Visitor Center hours, please go to visitarizona.com. (Submitted by Rajie Brown)