CAMP - FISH - HIKE!
Duck Creek Utah Camping, Navajo Lake Fishing with a hike at Zion Canyon.
Saturday August 30th to Monday September 1st
We are will be tent camping at Duck Creek Campground in the beautiful Dixie National Forest - a short 3.5 hour drive from Las Vegas. Please note - each attendee is responsible for bringing their own gear and equipment. Duck Creek is located at 8,500ft elevation and does get cool at night - please prepare and pack accordingly. The campground has restroom facilities with flush toilettes and running water but no showers. There is running water to each campsite as well. Please contact me if you need a camping gear checklist.
Please Note: There is a NON REFUNDABLE Fee of $35 per tent for this Meetup, this is to cover the cost of the campground and parking for the weekend. Spaces for this campout are limited so please RSVP only if you are certain you can go.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 30:
Arrival and setup - there will be a carpool leaving Las Vegas at 7am. Once camp is set up we will spend the afternoon to early evening fishing at Navajo Lake. If you are new to fishing or have questions about gear please contact me - I will be happy to help. The rangers at Cedar Breaks National Monument host a "Star Party" on Saturday nights. They provide telescopes or you can bring your own. It is only a few miles from Duck Creek and a great way to end the evening. http://www.nps.gov/cebr/star-parties.htm
SUNDAY, AUGUST 31:
You are welcome to join the hikes or hike on your own. You can also just enjoy the shops and restaurants of Springdale or just enjoy a day of leisure.
After breakfast and morning fishing head into Zion for afternoon hiking / sight seeing. We will enter Zion through the East entrance through Mt Carmel - known as one of the most scenic drives in America. Once at Zion we will take the shuttle to the river walk. This is an easy half mile trail along the Virgin River to the Narrows, along the way you can view the weaping wall, see a fern forest (or what passes for a fern forest in the desert southwest) and watch for the abundant birds, lizards and beasties that dwell in the area. Experienced hikers with the proper equipment are free to explore upriver. You can easily rent wet hiking river equipment in town at Zion River Outfitters. The rest of us may take the Kayenta trail to the emerald pools and then go back to the Zion Lodge or maybe enjoy one of the areas bistros - believe it or not, the area is known for having spectacular dining. I am a huge fan of Pizza and Noodle! or Oscars! or anything!
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1:
Spend the morning fishing - we will choose from either Navajo Lake, Mirror Lake or Duck Creek depending on conditions. There is an option for an afternoon ATV tour for $145 per person before heading back to Las Vegas - we plan to depart Duck Creek at 4:30 pm to return to Las Vegas.
FYI: Zion is $25 per car to enter the park, they do honor federal park passes if you have one (your Red Rock Pass). Please be prepared to pay the Zion park entrance fee if you are going into Zion or split the payment with your driver if you are carpooling.
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Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.