New Scorpion Bay Dock, Boathouse Aid Public-Safety Crews at Lake Pleasant

In early December, 2019, Scorpion Bay Marina at Lake Pleasant opened its newest dock and boathouse, which were built and funded by the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and Arizona Game and Fish Department.

The $900,000 dock and boat house will be used exclusively by those agencies in order to “ensure the best possible public-safety response times and to provide the agencies with a secure space near the water to store the tools and resources they need to effectively do their jobs,” according to Maricopa County District 4 Supervisor Clint Hickman.

Scorpion Bay Marina is honored to have partnered with these Maricopa County agencies to better public safety on the water.

“Safety is our number-one priority at Scorpion Bay. While our guests will not utilize the new docks, it is of great benefit to have regulatory and safety personnel nearby to work with our experienced marina management team should an issue arise,” said Cris McSparen, general manager of Scorpion Bay.

The structure includes covered and open slips as well as a multi-use building. The government dock, which is attached to the existing marina, is owned by Maricopa County and will be maintained by Scorpion Bay Marina.

“I want to thank the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department and the Arizona Game and Fish Department for this collaborative partnership in the construction of this new dock in Scorpion Bay Marina,” said Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone. “This dock will provide the community with additional public-safety resources to ensure the safety and well-being of visitors in this marina.”

Lake Pleasant Regional Park, 41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Road, is near Mile Marker 19 on the Carefree Highway (Route 74).

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Scorpion Bay is Arizona’s premier floating playground, offering everything from daily pontoon and ski boat rentals to slips for harboring your yacht (or dinghy). Come for the fishing or come for the frolicking—either way, incredible mountain views, fantastic dining and world-class marina services await less than an hour out of Phoenix.