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Full Moon Paddle at Tempe Town Lake
Friday, September 20th at 6:30PM
This is a joint paddle with the Arizona Outdoor Activities Meet-Up Group.
Tempe Town Lake is the largest body of water close to Phoenix. At 220 acres, it is bigger than Watson and Willow Springs lakes and has no powerboats.
We will be meeting at the marina boat ramp (see map below), not the boat beach, which is under Mill Ave. The marina has clean restrooms, water fountains and soda machines. The parking lot closest to the water can fill up quickly. If full, you can park in the overflow lot north of the boat storage yard. You may unload your boat on the grassy area separating the parking lot and the lake. Not many places to sit, so bring a chair or blanket.
You must have a Town Lake permit. If you do not have a permit, you will need to buy one ahead of time at the Tempe Library Recreation Office (480)[masked] (open until 5PM Fridays) or Pyle Adult Recreation Center (480)[masked] (open until 4PM). The fee is $10. PERMITS ARE NOT SOLD AT THE LAKE. Paddle without a permit at your own risk.Click here for the addresses and hours: http://www.tempe.gov/index.aspx?page=844
All boats operating after dark and before sunrise are required to have lights while boating on Town Lake.
Lights are required to be physically attached on the boats and not on the paddlers.
Lights need to be visible from all sides (360 degrees).
A white light must be places on the stern (back) of the boat so that it can be reached by at least one person in the boat and waved in case of an emergency.
A red light or a red/green light (this is preferred) must be placed on the bow (front) of the boat.
Boats without proper lights are subject to fines. Call the numbers above if you are not clear on these rules.
Please arrive BEFORE 6:30 to allow time to unload your boat and park. We will be on the water by 6:45. This is a trip for all skill level paddlers. As will all my paddles, you must wear a life vest while on the water. Children are welcome. Dogs with canine life vests are also welcome.
Visit the Tempe Town Lake website for more into or to print out the permit form.