Friends of the Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant - Education, Recreation, and Inspiration
Friends of the Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant - Education, Recreation, and Inspiration
Desert Outdoor Center Amenities
Dormitory Lodging at the DOCDormitory Lodging at the DOC

Dormitory Lodging at the DOC

Two separate dorm room complexes accommodate 75 each.

 Multipurpose Room Multipurpose Room

Multipurpose Room

A large conference room seating up to 150 people is situated adjacent to the kitchen and can be used as a dining hall.



Three indoor classrooms with each room seating about 40 people each.



A popular spot to roast marshmallows and sing camp songs at night, this outdoor amphitheater seats 200 people.



An area fully equipped with commercial grade amenities.

Brick PatioBrick Patio

Brick Patio

This large circular brick patio serves as a picnic and gathering area.

Solar PanelsSolar Panels

Solar Panels

An array of solar panels that cool/heat the main building offers passive educational opportunities.

Animal ExhibitAnimal Exhibit

Animal Exhibit

This exhibit displays reptiles and amphibians native to the Sonoran Desert.

Lake PleasantLake Pleasant

Lake Pleasant

Viewed from the Center and used as an educational resource, the lake entrance is located 4 miles west of the Center.

Hiking TrailHiking Trail

Hiking Trail

Visitors have access to a two-mile loop trail providing panoramic views of Lake Pleasant.



Two educational gardens that emphasize pollination and ethnobotany incorporate passive interpretive displays.

Gift ShopGift Shop

Gift Shop

Guests can purchase a wide variety of souvenirs to commemorate their experience.

For more information, pricing, to arrange a personal tour, or make reservations, call (602) 372-7470 or email [email protected]

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