I remember way back in the early 1970's - -Lake Pleasant was just a "Large Mud Hole".....My friends and I would drive - - which seemed far into the desert, at that time.....and take our big black inner tubes. We would just float around in the lake ---it was so fun -- no big crowds...usually it was just us there...a beautiful spot. Lake Pleasant has changed - - it was increased - - definite signs of Man-Made...however, a very nice area for picnics, boating, fishing, swimming, camping areas around. The place has a Marina - boats are docked - restaurants - and even a charge for parking your car ! It has grown ! Times have changed -- I liked it when our black-inner-tubes were the "boat-of-choice"... Yet, a wonderful - place to spend a weekend.