Our yearly watch the fireworks at Lake Pleasant from your kayak!
We will stay close to shore to avoid the power boats and mayhem. For the purposes of safety, this year we will be implementing a scuba diver's like pairing up protocol, so no one is out there in the dark by yourself. Every year we have had boaters tip over at some point.
This event is not open to first time boaters. Come on one of our other floats prior to coming to this event.
We usually go out to a late night club for drinks and snack after the fireworks.
We will get in the water around 7:30, float around, eat snacks, chat. Lake Pleasant area events to start earlier, food trucks, music, stuff for kids, where some may get there earlier, walk around.
This event is not yet posted on the Pleasant Harbor website, but they confirmed with me on the phone today that the event is happening. Check later for their description.
Parking Fee last year was $10.00
If you plan on joining us, we will be following very strict guidelines for safety purposes, refer to club rules/guidelines, especially
1. life vest on
2. lights in the boat, bring headlamp as well if you have one to be extra visible
3. no one leaves the group to float alone, if you have to return to shore go with someone and let others know.
4. This year we will implement a scuba like safety protocol, members will pair up so no one ends up being left alone in the dark.
5. given the potential for run ins with motorboats, please follow our no alcohol rule (the drinking is for afterwards)
There is no fee to Paddle Arizona to participate in this event, only the $10 parking fee that goes to Pleasant Harbor.
Disclaimer & Assumption of Risk/Liability: Paddling, like all sports have inherent risks and dangers. All paddlers (on behalf of him/her self and his/her minor children) are responsible for their own safety during Paddle Arizona floats, voluntarily accepts any and all risks of injury, harm, medical conditions, or property damage, assumes all liabilities, and waives any and all damages against Paddle Arizona (including its organizers, hosts, and members).
super clear directions
We will be launching from Spring Canyon Landing at 7:30 P.M.
If you get there at 5 to hang out, there maybe parking in this area, but it will fill up fast. There is a shuttle if you don't want to walk from your car! There is a rest room by Spring Canyon Landing.
Before you park, drive your boat to Spring Canyon Landing by 6:15, 7:00 at the latest. We will have a safety talk prior to launch at 7:15 P.M. Spring Canyon Landing is closed to traffic (from those not already down there) from 8 to 9:30, should not effect our group.
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Directions from Phoenix
I 17 north, 9 miles north of 101
exit 223 B, 74 west for 8 miles
Turn right onto N 87th Ave/N Pleasant Harbor Blvd for 1.8 miles
Turn left at Pleasant Harbor sign, pay $10 parking fee (no boat fee)
Take right on Pleasant Drive
Take left on North Ramp Road
On right, follow sign to Spring Canyon Landing