Lake Pleasant Riders!!! (sorry, I also posted this on find a 3rd)
Does anyone feel that AZ State Parks has made this lake Anti-Wakeboarding?
I would like to ask all AZ riders to contact the authorities at Lake Pleasant to express that wakeboarders deserve more than the tiny "Paul's Hideaway" cove as the only wind-protected area that is not designated a "no wake zone".
Over the years, every other cove has been closed off to boarders/skiers. This is probably a result of boarders/skiers not being as vocal or visible to AZ Parks as the fisherman. Hopefully we can change that. We are just as legitimate as fisherman as tax-paying consumers of Arizona Lakes. There are many coves at pleasant (see map www.maricopa.gov/parks/lake_pleasant/pdf/2009%20Maps/plesant-11x17-2d.pdf
*Agua Fria (North of the bird enclosure has a LOT of water that is boardable/skiable)
*Jackass Cove (not really wind protected)
*Honeymoon cove (they stuck porta-potties here despite being one of the closest coves to the marina??)
As we all know, Paul's Hideaway is very small & is full of chop as soon as 2 or more boats are using it.
I propose that we contact the authorities at Lake Pleasant to request that they open other coves at pleasant. It is not equitable that the entire lake & park caters almost exclusively to fisherman. If we contact them frequently & persistently, but politely, I think we may be able to affect change.
It think that the ideal cove that should be opened to boarding/skiing is Coles Bay. It is deep & wide enough to safely accomodate boarders & skiers. If not, then the areas North of the bird enclosure on the ague fria river would also be good.
The contact info for the lake is:
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
Morristown, AZ 85342
Entry Station 1-928-501-1710
Operations Center 602-372-7460
Fax 602-372-7465 email@example.com
Has anyone has prior experience with the AZ authorities at Pleasant, or know who the individual in charge there is?
If anyone knows how we can put together some kind of online petition, let me know!