You are invited to a weekend camp-out to Canyon Lake. An amazing lake to kayak people
Also See Websites to Dolly Steamboat, Tortilla Flat Historical Site, Canyon Lake, Gold Field Ghost Town!
you can now get you Tonto Passes online at http://www.kinsail.com/results.asp?p=tonto&pt=store&GroupName=Tonto&ItemName=Daily
Fri Feb 17- Sunday the 19th
""With the large amount of people we have going on this trip I think we should do a pot luck for Sat night, So if you would like to pitch in list below what you would like to bring.""
This location offers spectacular views, clean facilities, flushing toilets. It has a fire pit, water spigot, and BBQ per site! Clean facilities and close to EVERYTHING!
Canyon Lake, offers the opportunity to wade in the water, fish off one of the docks, take a ride on the Dolly Steamboat, Rent a boat, kayak, pontoon for the day at the dock,or bring your own vessel. ( Jet ski's Kayak, Boat) They have boat docks and launches all over the lake.
Your purchase of a Tonto Park Pass for each day you plan on being at the lake, and a Trailer Pass if you plan on bringing a craft that requires a trailer entitles you to use of the entire area at no additional fee's including your camp site. They are only $ 6.00 each, and can be purchased at any Big 5 or the local town of Tortilla Flat.
Take a lunch, and eat on the beach, or eat on the Dolly Steamboat, or the restaurant next to it. Confused? Then have a BBQ lunch at the historical town of Tortilla Flat. (Did I mention they have a homemade ice cream parlor too? Must try the Prickly Pear ice cream! )
Later in the evenings we will share a campfire, stories, jokes, and smores till we drop. BYOB if you chose to drink and please be responsible for yourselves while drinking.
RV's, Boats, Pets, Kids, Friends, and Significant others welcome.
To get to Tortilla Flat
Take I 60 East from Mesa to Idaho exit. Turn North (left off exit) and drive about three miles to Apache Trail/Hwy 88 turning East (right) Continue on Apache Trail/Hwy 88 about 9 miles till you drive past canyon lake about 2 miles. The campground is around Mile Marker 213 on the left side of the road opposite the Town of Tortilla Flat.
Those planning on camping for the first time I have a basics list for you below.
Tent for number of people in your party attending (2 man-4 man etc)
Ground tarp slightly larger then the floor of your tent
Sleeping bag with at least a 40 degree comfort rating
Air Mattress, Cot , ground pad
1 liter water bottle
folding chair per person
Clothes for two days including a warm and cool weather outfits
Wet wear for lake (swim suit, shorts, water shoes)
Sturdy shoes or hiking gear
Flip flops (for shuffling around camp)
Small first aid kit (Bandages, chap-stick, lotion, ointment, benedryl, tylenol etc)
Personal items (toothbrush, shampoo's, soap etc)
Craft or book to read
Plate, cup, utensils, skewer or bent hanger for marshmallows per person
Small bundle of firewood
Websites to the Dolly Steamboat, Canyon Lake, Tortilla Flats, Gold Field Ghost Town. The Dolly Steamboat should be booked in advance. Tickets sell out fast!