Camping and Kayaking at Tortilla Flats & Canyon Lake

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. biggrin

RV's, Boats, Pets, Kids, Friends, and Significant others welcome.

Bring Firewood!!! 

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.

Supply List

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
Pillow
Air Mattress, Cot , ground pad
Flashlight/lantern
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)
Sun Screen
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!

 


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  • Julia

    Great place and people. Looking forward to camping here by myself or with other people in the future, like during the weekdays.

    March 1, 2012

  • eric m.

    Definitely 5 star outing! Kathlene, please call me regarding item left at site. Ph (503)[masked] THX!

    February 20, 2012

  • April

    Great trip

    February 19, 2012

  • Marsha

    Thank you everyone for watching out for my dad, You were all so kind to him

    February 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Almost free camping, great people, perfect weather, good conversations.

    February 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun times. Friendly people. Beautiful weather.

    February 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm here with Marshal. We have a dozen sites reserved. Clean running water and flush pottys. cell service too. Call if you need help![masked]

    February 17, 2012

  • Gail

    Kenneth, if you get there by noon on Saturday, you can have my spot. I have to work Sat night.

    February 17, 2012

  • Kenneth

    May not make it until Saturday afternoon. I maybe only be able to stay the one night. :( Hope there is still room.

    February 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Were going to reserve 10 sites if we can, but the place is filling up so get there ASAP if you have a trailer or RV

    February 16, 2012

  • Sergei K

    Anybody want to caravan from East Valley tomorrow afternoon?

    February 16, 2012

  • Gail

    I got Friday off work, so I will be up there as early as I can. Probably around Noon.

    February 16, 2012

  • Dan W

    What time are you setting up Friday Marsha....is there a carpool from the westside...Im out at the 101 and Olive?

    February 16, 2012

  • Marsha

    PEOPLE, LOOK FOR A LARGE AMERICAN FLAG NEAR A TENT TRAILER, THAT FLAG IS HOW YOU WILL FIND US AT EVERY EVENT, I HAVE POSTED A PIC OF THE FLAG YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ABOVE

    February 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Lorissa Make it simple. People like familiar foods like hot dogs and mac and cheese. Chili is a winner, healthy fruits and veggies are great with us chicas LOL Just bring what you like, I'm sure you will have some like minded buddies.

    February 16, 2012

  • Marsha

    Remember people that on the PAGES page you can buy and sell outdoor equipment. There are several kayaks for sale right now

    February 15, 2012

  • Gail

    I am going to ask for Friday off work so I can come out Friday morning. I have to leave camp around noon on Saturday due to my Saturday night gig.
    . I will let you know.

    February 15, 2012

  • Marsha

    My dad and I are going up on Thrus morn

    February 15, 2012

  • Lorrisa

    I wont be there until Sat. Morning. Hope there will still be room. Dont want to pitch tent and chase 3 year old in the dark : ) Where do I find the potluck sign up? What types of dishes are you in need of?

    February 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    What usually ends up happening though is most people pick a site they like based off of views or rest facility conveniences, and then we all join up at mine or Marsha's trailer for morning and evening campfires. This area is a great first time location since it is easy to find (left turn right before, and down the hill from the Town of Tortilla Flats) Camp host if very friendly, and there is a lot to do in this area from hiking, fishing, boating, kayaking, Dolly Steamer, and Party at Tortilla F.

    February 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This site is paid for through your Tonto Pass. Simply obtain one from Big Five or participating Circle K's for a 24 hour use. If you are bringing a trailer or water craft (kayaks are not considered water craft, they mean boats, and jet skis) you can obtain a trailer, or water craft sticker at the place you where you purchased your Tonto Pass. You will have your own site when you arrive. There are over 75 campsites at this location. I am going to try and reserve an area so we can all be together

    February 2, 2012

  • Marsha

    Bob W also has one for sale COBRA TOURER 15 foot Sit-on-Top Sea / Touring KAYAK with Rudder, Paddle. Ask him for more info on that one

    January 31, 2012

  • Marsha

    I have an Old Town Guide RUSH 9 1/2 foot Kayak for sale if anyone is looking. It comes with a brand new never used paddle. Let me know if interested. Would be great for this trip

    January 31, 2012

  • Marsha

    No you don't,, there are plenty to go around. Look for my black truck and the flag and pick a space, all you need is the Tonto Passes

    January 11, 2012

  • Andy A.

    so... just to confirm we dont need to reserve a camp site on this outing? just bring our tonto passes and we are good to go?

    January 10, 2012

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