The Wrinkleboat Ran-Tan ‘base of operations’ is at Pleasant Harbor Marina. Take I-17 North of Phoenix to Carefree Highway (74), turn (left) west and drive about 11 miles to 87th Avenue. Turn right. Pleasant Harbor Marina will be ahead 1 mile on your left.
When arriving at the Lake Pleasant Marina you will find the Wrinkleboat group ‘compound’ west of the Lake Pleasant Fire Station (across the road in the big parking lot); or stated in another way NE of the Regatta HQ just east of the big green grass area noted on the map linked below –
Launching your boat and Moorage
There are two excellent launching ramps, South and North, for getting your boat into and out of the water. Many folks choose to launch and retrieve their boats each day. There is no need to rig you boat each day as the routes to the ramps are free of power lines and trees. The group works together for vehicle and trailer shuttling.
If you prefer to keep your boat in the Pleasant Harbor Marina for the weekend. Call (928) 501-5274 or (928)501-5269 to get your boat a slip. A Special overnight slip rate of $21/night. You can email them at MarinaOffice@pleasantharbor.com and let them know you are with the Arizona Yacht Club Regatta. You will need your boat registration when you check in.
Also, be sure not to park your car in one of the spots on the downhill slope to the marina, since those are reserved for regular slip-holders. If you’d rather not walk, the marina provides transportation from the top-of-the-hill lots right onto the dock using golf carts. The carts make regular trips from shuttle stops in and by the paved lot, but you can also call for a golf cart shuttle at (602) 625-7776.
Some have stayed on their boat, others tented (warning, it gets windy), and even a few have stayed in their RV.
For camping reservations, EVEN IF YOU ARE DRY CAMPING IN THE PARKING AREA, please call the RV Resort at 1-(800)-475-3272 or you can book online.
For staying on your boat call (928) 501-5274 or (928)501-5269 to get your boat a slip. A Special overnight slip rate of $21/night. You can email them at MarinaOffice@pleasantharbor.com and let them know you are with the Arizona Yacht Club Regatta. You will need your boat registration when you check in.
An easy and short drive from the lake –
- Courtyard Marriott North/Happy Valley
- Hampton Inn – Anthem
- Cibola Vista Resort and Spa
- Residence Inn – Happy Valley
- Courtyard Inn – Phoenix North
- Hampton Inn – Happy Valley
- Homewood Suites – Happy Valley
Another location, a bit further south, is La Quinta Inn Phoenix North. A pet friendly location about 25 minutes, south, from Lake Pleasant.
There are additional locations at Bell Road/I-17, Cactus Road/I-17 – search ‘North Phoenix Motels’ on Google or your favorite search engine.
The drive to the Lake from North Phoenix is typically light traffic as you are headed out of the city in the morning and into the city in the evening.
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Accommodations last updated 2 February 2018.