Woods Caynon Lake Paddle and Camp-Out

We will spend the weekend at Woods Canyon Lake, kayaking, camping, hiking, fishing, laughing.

The lake:52 acres surrounded by Ponderosa pine, Douglass fir and oak. Bald eagles nest here and can be seen snatching fish out of the lake. Bathrooms and water available as well as a small well stocked store at the lake. This is a small and very popular lake. Only electric motors can be used to power boats, leaving no wakes.

http://www.recreation...

There is lots of free camping nearby in the forest. No water - bring your own, No bathrooms except at the lake and over by the Visitors Center- you gotta do what you gotta do. Be responsible campers. One of my favorite places is behind the Rim Visitor Information Center. Free- and you are right alongside the Rim, Beautiful.

If you just want to come for the day you are of course welcome.

Our camping group will be going up on Fri morning Turnoff is between Mile Marker 282 and 283 .

We will take the 87 Beeline Highway to Payson 60 miles, right on 260 East 29.3 miles, at which point 260 has reached the top of the Rim. Here is Rim Road to the left, Old Rim Road to the right. If you are directly heading to the lake, take Rim Road to the left 3.3 miles, then turn right to stay on Rim Road for .3 miles, then it turns into Forest Service Road 105, and another .9 miles you have reached the lake.

 

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*********To get the the camp ground, take a right on Old Rim Road away from the lake when 260 has reached the top of the rim. When you will see the Rim Visitor Information Center on the right you are in the right place. Drive through the Visitor Center Parking Lot and it will turn into FR171/Old Rim Rd. Take FR171 past the picnic area (says no camping keep going) to the dispersed campsites. We will be camped on the right where you see the Arizona Outdoors Activities Group Sign. Preferably Sites 12 AND 13. LOOK FOR GROUP SIGN

To see a map of the area, type in "260 Payson and Old Rim Road" in http://maps.google.co...

Kayaking- lets set up camp and meet at the lake to paddle. For those camping Friday night, we will meet at the Marina around 9 A.M. If you are going up Saturday, folks will meet at the Marina at 1:00- 1:30 and get in the water. If you miss us at the marina- the lake is small you will find us. Paddle till about 5:00, and plan dinner. Sunday, breakfast, paddle and or hike- the rim trail is awesome with great photo opportunities.

We will be organizing food for potlucks in a later posting.

You can email our organizers with suggestions, comments, or questions, or call Marsha at[masked]

More details to follow.

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  • Daina

    No rush in getting it back. It is up to you if you want to mail it or just hold on to it till next time.

    June 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be down this weekend but I can mail it if you like.

    June 20, 2012

  • Daina

    I think that might be mine Kathleen. I will be at the BBQ Saturday.

    June 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Found, one blue coffee cup looked like it had hot chocolate in it. Let me know if you have the "blues" and would like it returned.

    June 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time meeting everyone. The hospitality was superb.

    June 19, 2012

  • David G.

    Kathleen and Marsha were awesome and the best hosts for this event. met a lot of great people and made some new friends.

    June 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastical

    June 18, 2012

  • Cindy

    So much fun! Beautiful days and people!

    June 18, 2012

  • James

    I could not have had a better weekend. Thank you all for a great trip.

    June 18, 2012

  • Marsha

    what a great trip. We found new lakes and places to go,, Loved it

    June 17, 2012

  • Bob W. aka Hobie B.

    Great campsite, great food and great folks. The sub-trip to Bear Canyon Lake was fun.

    June 17, 2012

  • Mark N ..Extra Average B.

    The Bestest

    June 16, 2012

  • Felicia

    Hi Marsha! This is Felicia I'm in route to you guys I just entered Payson.. Coming to hang day with u guys

    June 16, 2012

  • Cindy

    Waiting for miss Marsha and then we are off! Whoo Hoo!

    1 · June 15, 2012

  • Glen F.

    Some brownies makes one do that, but was I "seeing" or "singing"? I don't remember! ;-) Have a great time, singing, kayaking and fishing, and be safe out there. No brownies!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJWfbLHurw

    June 15, 2012

  • Marsha

    Oh Glen, your just seeing things lol

    1 · June 15, 2012

  • Cindy

    I have some great song sheets. Blowing In the Wind (no comments) if I had a hammer. Kumbiya or whatever. I could embarrass my kids all the way back in phx!

    1 · June 15, 2012

  • Mark N ..Extra Average B.

    Let's hope not

    1 · June 15, 2012

  • Glen F.

    Will everyone in the group be singing?

    "LOOK FOR GROUP SING"

    What a welcome committee!

    June 15, 2012

  • Mark N ..Extra Average B.

    I will have 3 kayaks with me... it'll look silly with me trying to use 3 at once but I'll try...maybe someone can help

    1 · June 15, 2012

  • Rachel G.

    I'm not attending though.

    June 15, 2012

  • Rachel G.

    Hey Al, I have a kayak you can borrow.

    June 15, 2012

  • Marsha

    LOL, you two are are a hoot

    June 15, 2012

  • Cindy

    Loaded gun yes extra no. Keg no. Does the Hobie have to accept me? Extra kayak yes. Loaded brownies yes I mean no. No way.

    1 · June 15, 2012

  • Mark N ..Extra Average B.

    Extra loaded gun?? Question?? Keg?? First I'll let you touch my Hobie a sec or 2 and see if we can continue without too much ado ...

    June 15, 2012

  • Mark N ..Extra Average B.

    30..40? Well maybe I will bring 2 Hobies and something non-Hobie

    June 15, 2012

  • Cindy

    I have an extra loaded. Mark I would love to try a Hobie.

    June 15, 2012

  • Marsha

    We have a few new-bees so we can always use more kayaks

    June 15, 2012

  • Mark N ..Extra Average B.

    Have enough kayaks??

    June 15, 2012

  • David G.

    I'm bringing my generator so if anyone with a camper needs to charge their batteries

    June 15, 2012

  • David G.

    12 and 13? what campground is this?

    June 14, 2012

  • Marsha

    Lol. It cut me off

    June 14, 2012

  • Cindy

    Crap Marsha with that 1st aide kit I am afraid I will get a booboo.

    June 14, 2012

  • Cindy

    Your trailer with a bed, potty, kitchen and shower. Yes!

    June 14, 2012

  • Mark N ..Extra Average B.

    Kayak, guitar, piano,

    June 14, 2012

  • Marsha

    KATHLEEN JUST CALLED, THE GROUP WILL BE CAMPED IN SITES 12 AND 13

    June 14, 2012

  • Marsha

    First Aid Kit

    personal medication
    bandages
    aspirin, Tylenol
    medical tape
    sterile gauze
    elastic wrap
    antibiotic wipes
    antiseptic cream
    burn ointment
    sunburn lotion
    hydrogen peroxide
    scissors
    tweezers
    eye wash
    sanitary napkins
    snake bite kit

    Personal Hygiene

    tooth brush
    tooth paste
    wash rag(s)
    towel(s)
    soap
    comb/brush
    nail clippers
    razor
    toilet paper

    Cleaning Items

    broom
    dust pan
    wh

    June 14, 2012

  • Marsha

    Shelter and Bedding (essentials)

    tent
    tarp
    sleeping bag
    sleeping pad
    headrest

    Shelter and Bedding (optionals)

    books
    cot
    comforter
    throw rug
    pillow

    Cooking and Dining (essentials)

    water
    food
    cooler
    camp stove
    mess kit
    can opener
    charcoal

    Cooking and Dining (extras)

    charcoal chimney
    smoker
    Dutch oven
    hot dog sticks
    Porta Potty ( Walmart has these)
    First Aid Kit

    personal medication
    bandages

    June 14, 2012

  • Lisa

    Yay...friend had some basic camping necessities for me to borrow for this weekend.

    June 14, 2012

  • Felicia

    Is everyone bringing tents? curious about going and what to bring as necessities...(=

    June 14, 2012

  • Lisa

    Hello everyone! I just joined the group today and would love to join everyone this weekend for the camping trip, except for 1 major detail...I haven't camped since high school (?) and have absolutely no camping gear/equipment. I may have access to a sleeping bag and have a fold out chair. By any chance does anyone have any extra necessity items (tent) that I may borrow just for this weekend? If not no problem. Either way looking forward to meeting everyone in the near future!

    June 14, 2012

  • Cindy

    Lol yep. Pops up on email. Have to know the latest on the peeps. What if someone was being silly?

    June 14, 2012

  • Mark N ..Extra Average B.

    Didn't know anyone read these things

    June 14, 2012

  • Mark N ..Extra Average B.

    oops

    June 14, 2012

  • Cindy

    Oh really Mark.....2 for 2 on silly hobie guys.

    June 14, 2012

  • Mark N ..Extra Average B.

    Just so everyone knows..not all Hobie guys are silly

    June 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Car repair taking longing than I thought, leaving about 4pm should get there around 6pm tonight after stops. (Thursday Night) I will be in touch with you Marsha to confirm sites. <3 See you soon! <3

    June 14, 2012

  • Bob W. aka Hobie B.

    For the pot luck, I am bringing Tecate, chips and pretzels. That's your two basic food groups; beer and salt.

    1 · June 14, 2012

  • Marsha

    I do but I am carpooling with Cindy. I think Kathleen has an extra one but you will need to call her before she leaves

    June 14, 2012

  • Al K.

    Marsha. Do you have a spare kayak you could bring?

    June 14, 2012

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