Bald eagle closure at Agua Fria arm of Lake Pleasant lifted

Pictured: The closure areas that were in affect at Lake Pleasant for the bald eagle breeding season. The closures were lifted on April 4, for more detailed information visit MaricopaParks.net. Maps courtesy of Maricopa Parks
Pictured: The closure areas that were in affect at Lake Pleasant for the bald eagle breeding season. The closures were lifted on April 4, for more detailed information visit MaricopaParks.net. Maps courtesy of Maricopa Parks

LAKE PLEASANT – The bald eagle closure in the Agua Fria arm of Lake Pleasant was lifted as on the afternoon of April 5. That means boaters will be able to boat from the main body of the lake into this area of the Agua Fria arm.

The boat launch at Agua Fria will not be accessible this season, but there is now access to the Agua Fria conservation area via the waterways from the main and north entries of Lake Pleasant.

Access for walk-in traffic is currently available on a daily basis and will be permitted from the upper parking area. Note that vehicular access to the Agua Fria Conservation Area is still closed.

This seasonal closure is typically Dec. 15-June 15.

Water level at Pleasant is 1,696 feet and 93-percent full.

Pictured: The closure areas that were in affect at Lake Pleasant for the bald eagle breeding season. The closures were lifted on April 4, for more detailed information visit MaricopaParks.net. Maps courtesy of Maricopa Parks
Pictured: The closure areas that were in affect at Lake Pleasant for the bald eagle breeding season. The closures were lifted on April 4, for more detailed information visit MaricopaParks.net. Maps courtesy of Maricopa Parks

The Agua Fria arm of Lake Pleasant is an excellent fishing spot for abundant white, striped and largemouth bass. The top-water bite at Pleasant should be picking up but anglers will likely need to hit the water by 5 a.m.