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Paddle Watson Lake in Prescott

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE HAS CHANGED

This is a joint event with the AOA MU group.

This is one of my favorite AZ lakes. We'll explore the granite formations and numerous coves. If the water level is high enough we will be able to paddle right into the Watson Woods riparian preserve. Well behaved dogs are welcome, as are children 11 and older.

From the park entrance, turn right towards the top of the hill and continue to the new boat ramp. This is the ramp that you'll see from the highway before turning into the park.

There will be a $2.00 parking fee to enter the park.

This event requires everyone to wear a PFD
(Personal Flotation Device - life vest - life jacket)
and that no alcoholic beverages be consumed during the float.
NO Exceptions!

Please bring the following in addition to providing
your own kayak (or canoe), paddle, and PFD.

Sunglasses with safety strap
Sunscreen
Wide-brimmed Hat
at least 2 liters of water if not more
Snacks for a "lunch" stop if desired
Wear clothes that you can get wet
and footwear that have a heel strap and can get wet

Event Hosts are volunteers therefore this is not a fee for service event.
It is your responsibility to determine if your physical condition
and ability are appropriate for the requirements of the event.
Please contact the event host if you have any questions

Each paddler is responsible for their own safety.
Please refer to the message board discussion titled "Event Policies" for additional information.
(http://www.meetup.com/Desert-Mountain-Paddlers/pages/Event_Policies/)
If you need additional information or have any concerns, you can email me
directly or simply present your question to the meetup group.

Happy Paddling! Hope to see you on the Water!

Consult Google Maps for driving directions and drive times from your location. Go to:

http://goo.gl/maps/C2rm6

and put in your location in box “A”. Click “Get Directions”.

Detail of Watson Lake Park entrance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detail of boat ramp and parking lots

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  • Wendy S

    Thank you Sara your email came the day of the event. I was not able to respond in time but thank you so much. I will look for another opportunity

    May 4, 2014

    • Sara S.

      Sorry I didn't respond earlier on Friday to give you the chance. I almost didn't go but glad I did it was a perfect day on the lake.

      May 4, 2014

  • Sara S.

    Great day with little wind while kayaking was great!

    May 4, 2014

  • Donna H.

    My friend Mary and I had a great time, extra surprise my friend Sara was there also. The water was so clear and the lake is just amazing. Looking forward to doing it again sometime.

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Joe

    Hit traffic on 17. Will be a few minutes late. Catch up with everyone in the water.

    May 3, 2014

  • Manika Glass D.

    My family has had a last minute change of plans and regrettably I will not be able to join u today.

    May 3, 2014

  • Jane T.

    Does anyone know if Blue Ridge launch is finished being repaired, open, easier to use....?

    May 2, 2014

  • Wendy S

    Would anyone like help paddeling their water craft,? I will be on time and bring snacks share gas

    1 · May 1, 2014

    • Mark N ..Extra Average B.

      You gonna stand on the back of one like a gondola?

      1 · May 1, 2014

    • Sara S.

      Hi Wendy I have a tandem inflatable that you can come along with me. Just bring your PFD. Call me at[masked]-2510. I will leave in am around 7 am if u want to come with.

      May 2, 2014

  • Wendy S

    a two man craft smart one

    1 · May 1, 2014

  • Bob W.

    Hi All, Just a few notes about the Watson Lake paddle. Our group requires everyone to wear a life vest while on the water. No excuses. Please arrive before the 10:00 start time to allow yourself time to unload, make a pit stop, set-up your boat, etc. We will be on the water by 10:15 and we don’t wait for latecomers. Watson is notorious for wind, so I do not recommend this paddle for weak paddlers or inflatable kayaks. If you would like to carpool, post it in the Comments for this event. See you on the water, Bob W.

    April 30, 2014

  • Bobbe T.

    Anyone driving from the East Vally who wants to share the ride?

    April 30, 2014

  • Dee

    Sure Bob

    April 29, 2014

  • Faye K.

    I had to cancel due to driving up to Utah for a funeral . Have fun

    April 29, 2014

  • Dee

    Just letting everyone know after the Watson Lake Paddle that Prescott is proud to announce the first annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, May 3rd- Downtown Prescott Courthouse Square
    Prescott's Best Street Taco – Taco Tasting Competition: 12 noon – 4:00PM • Prescott Best Margarita contest 4:00PM – 5:00PM Entertainment Lineup • Mexico Lindos Folkloric Dancers • Real Jalisco Mariachi Band • Road One South – 6:00-8:00PM on the main stage

    2 · April 29, 2014

    • JRiv

      Celebrating Mexican Independence day in Prescott two days early. Any reason for a party is the order of the day

      April 29, 2014

    • Bob W.

      So Dee, does this mean that the first round of Margaritas is on you? ;-)

      1 · April 29, 2014

  • JRiv

    Bummer, this new date conflicts with another event I've already made reservations for. I may go here anyway, Sunday, if the original date in April (PaddleFest weekend) is hot

    March 7, 2014

    • JRiv

      It's all fun, lots of fun people and activities in all these groups.

      April 29, 2014

  • Sativa (.

    will the wind be a concern? forecast says ~14mph...
    taco tasting and margaritas sound so right!!

    April 29, 2014

  • Georgina

    How long will we be out on the water?

    April 27, 2014

    • Bob W.

      Other than the staring time, I have no schedule. We usually just play it by ear, and take a rest break or two along the way. Since most of us are driving up from the Valley, we aren't in any hurry to get back.

      April 27, 2014

  • Mark N ..Extra Average B.

    Anyone Camping up there Fri or Sat night?

    April 26, 2014

  • Al P.

    Have to bail on this one, the final party for our foreign exchange student and group has just been scheduled for that day

    April 23, 2014

  • Manika Glass D.

    Is there a kayak I can have at the site/ My son and his friend are joining me and i have 2 and a trailer. Can take it from Phx or just in Prescott. What are the options/costs? email me here, ok? ?Thanks

    April 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Finally, something up my way.

    April 15, 2014

  • Connie V.

    Sorry, I'll be out of town that week-end, really wanted to go, maybe next time.

    March 7, 2014

  • George S.

    Unfortunately the date doesn't work for me. Maybe next time.

    February 13, 2014

  • Pat M.

    Thanks for the invitation, but the change in date does not work for me at this time.

    February 8, 2014

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