Cultural Resource Assessment of 13 Archaeological Sites Located in Lake Pleasant Regional Park


In the mid-1990s, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) completed a survey of Lake Pleasant Regional Park. The survey was undertaken to identify all cultural resources within the Park, which was acquired by Reclamation as part of construction of New Waddell Dam. In the intervening years, the Park has seen continued and increasing recreational use. In the 11 years since it completed the survey of the Park, Reclamation has monitored activity at nine of the 183 sites in the Park with the assistance of the Arizona State Parks Site Steward Program. There has been no opportunity to assess the condition of the remaining prehistoric and historic sites in the Park until recently.

In late 2006, Reclamation requested that Archaeological Consulting Services (ACS) assess the condition of 13 previously identified archaeological sites located in the northeast, north, and northwest portions of the Park. This report documents ACS' assessment of the 13 sites and provides recommendations for future site treatment.

Cite this Record

Cultural Resource Assessment of 13 Archaeological Sites Located in Lake Pleasant Regional Park. Glenn Stuart, Teresa L. Pinter. Tempe, Arizona: Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. 2006 ( tDAR id: 391341) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8862HJS

Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.334; min lat: 33.827 ; max long: -112.187; max lat: 33.988 ;

Record Identifiers

ACS Project No.(s): 06-305-02

Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 1425-01-CS-0110

Central Arizona Project, Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Delivery Order No.(s): 06K7320110


Redaction Note: In the publicly accessible final report, several photographs have been redacted to protect site location. Please email the USDI Bureau of Reclamation, PXAO archaeologist for access to these redacted pages and to the redacted site maps.

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lake-pleasant-13-sites-assessment_appendix-a_site-maps.pdf 210.58kb Aug 7, 2013 12:38:44 PM Confidential

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Contact(s): Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office