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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 through Thursday, August 28, 2014
Maricopa County's regional parks will initiate the annual fire ban. This includes banning the use of all
campfire, fire pits and charcoal grills; however, it is still acceptable to use gas/propane grills in designated areas such as the ramada areas, semi-developed and developed camping sites, and along the shoreline at Lake Pleasant Regional Park.
If the parks do not receive ample rain during the monsoon season, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department
may extend the fire ban to protect the parks resources and ensure visitor safety. To learn more, click here.


Desert Outdoor Center Fee Structure

Maricopa County Schools
Per Person*
Day Visit
$5
Full Day Visit
$10
Overnight
$20
 
Non-Profit Organizations
Per Person*
Day Visit
$6
Full Day Visit
$12
Overnight
$27
 
Other Groups
Per Person*
Day Visit
$8
Full Day Visit
$16
Overnight
$36

* Reservation requires a minimum of 25 people; if you have less, you will be charged for 25 people.
1/2 Day Visits: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Each includes up to 3 classes.

Full Day Visits: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and includes up to 5 classes.

Overnight: 10 a.m. to 9 a.m., and includes up to 5 classes, plus an evening program (if desired).

All departure times are firm.

Kitchen Use Fee
This fee of $100 covers the cost of thoroughly cleaning the facility after a group leaves and is not dependent on the number of prepared meals. A valid Arizona Food Handler card is required for preparation of any foods.

Reservation Fee
A $75 reservation fee is required for all reservations, on- and off-site. This fee is non-transferable, non-refundable, and in addition to the visitation fee.

Desert Outdoor Center Staff Led Off-Site Programs

1 Hour Program for 25 people:
  $40*
 *plus one-time reservation fee   $75

Before preparing to travel to the Desert Outdoor Center, please review your route and anticipated time of departure from your site. Do not forget your gate access code. 

 


FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 8/8/2014
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course - 8/9/2014
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 8/22/2014
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course - 8/23/2014
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 9/5/2014
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course - 9/6/2014
FREE Beginner Canoeing Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 9/19/2014
Beginner Flatwater Canoeing On-water Skills Course - 9/20/2014
more...


Park Hours
Entrance to the DOC is by reservation only.
Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant
41402 N. 87th Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85383
Ph: 602-372-7470
    Fax: (602)372-8596

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