10882 Swede Way, Yuma, AZ
Skill Level for this Trip:
This trip is flat moving water with current. The suggested skill level for this trip is strong/experienced paddlers. Must be able to paddle your own boat 15-18 miles per day, and may find yourself with a head wind. There is no white water or Class One Water on this trip, however the current is strong. We ask that you have basic Kayaking skills and understand the principles of wet exit and wet re-entry. If you have any concerns or
questions please don’t hesitate to ask others that are attending the trip.
Included in this trip, will be your shuttle transportation once you are on location.
This will also be a hosted trip with support truck and all meals, snacks, and Non-Alcoholic beverages provided. All attendees will be assigned a couple of group chores in the meal service. This can include and not limited to washing dishes, slicing and dicing salad/fruit, policing campsite for garbage upon departure. Chores are required to limit the cost of this trip.
Gear that you will need for this trip:
Clothing for both Hot & Cold and Wet & Dry weather. Expect 80-85 during the day, 55-70 at night.
Paddle, PFD, Kayak (Day Touring or Touring recommended, rentals available)
Sleeping Bag, Tent
Small Collapsible Camp Chair
Kayak Rentals are available through Helen at Desert River Outfitters.
(888) Kayak – 33
They will provide Kayak at the launch site, and pick up at destination. The rental fee is $50 for this trip and will be paid to Desert River Outfitters.
We strongly recommend that recreational Kayaks not be used for this trip, as we expect a fairly fast pace on the river as the distance covered each day will be between 14-18 miles.
Shuttle Service can also be arranged with Helen from Las Vegas Airport. Or if you choose to fly into Phoenix, we can help with your transportation with one of our members.
MeetUp Point: Fishers Landing Arizona
Shuttle Departs Thursday October 17th at 4:30PM
Kayaks and Gear will be loaded on shuttle; anything you take at this point must fit in your Kayak.
Thursday Night: Walters Camp
You will arrive into Walters Camp at about 7PM where dinner will be waiting for you. You will set you own tent and camp in the grassy area across from mornings launch
Friday: Enter at Walters Camp and Exit at Picacho (23 Miles)
Lunch at 4S along the sandy bank of the Colorado
Camp and Dinner at Picacho Campground Large Group Site
Saturday: Enter at Picacho and Exit at Fishers Landing (10 Miles)
(Subject to change, depending weather conditions and wind direction) Camp and Dinner at your vehicle, this is subject to change as your planners/Organizers may decide to complete Picacho to Squaw Lake for a total of 15 miles and shuttle back to Fishers Landing that evening.
Sunday: Fishers Landing to Squaw Lake in the morning (5 Miles)
For those that would like to complete the last six or seven miles down to Squaw Lake. Shuttle will then pick us and your Kayaks up at Squaw Lake and shuttle us back up to
Depart for home around 2PM
This trip is hosted food, snacks & non-alcoholic beverages, includes your shuttle and camping fees. It will also be supported with a support truck for our foodservice of fully hot cooked meals with protein, pasta/rice, salad, cereal, eggs, bacon, pancakes, fruit…..I like to cook and I shop Costco for all the goodness we expect on a hosted trip. As always you vegans, vegetarians and those with meal restrictions not invited....Just kidding....Let us know and we will certainly do our very best to accommodate.
You will be allowed one medium sized bag to be loaded in support truck. This may be
your clothes, camp chair or your sleeping bag. We fully expect you to pack 90% of your needs in your Kayak so that all the goodies, beverages and water can occupy the support truck.
I want this trip to feel as if you paid $500 for a professional excursion, yet it is only $140 per person!
Looking forward to hosting our fellow Kayakers from San Diego, Seattle and Boise Idaho as this trip is also posted on their local MeetUp Groups.
Southern California Camping & Hiking Cooperative
Seattle Area Sea Kayaking MeetUp Group
Boise Area Paddlers
I look forward to meeting everyone and building new friendships across the West Coast with other MeetUp Groups.
This trip is posted/hosted by Arizona Outdoor Activities Group in Phoenix that fully supports helping people learn and experience outdoor activities. We find that many people today don’t have the ability to learn or find access to be taught how to camp, hunt, fish or enjoy the great parks and recreation our country has to offer.
Disclaimer & Assumption of Risk/Liability:
Paddling, like all sports have inherent risks and dangers. All paddlers (on behalf of him/her) are responsible for their own safety, voluntarily accepts any and all risks of injury, harm, medical conditions, or property damage, assumes all liabilities, and waives any and all damages against organizers, hosts, and members. You are responsible for your own safety, equipment and common sense as this is “NOT” a professionally guided trip, as this is a group of people that enjoy Kayaking, camping, physical activity and the social aspect this adventure can provide.
Because of logistics and planning this is a
limited spot event so be fair to others and please post only if you are sure
you can make this event and cancel ASAP if life happens and you can't make it.
Please visit and print this map if possible.
We are stating on page 9 (Walters Camp) and will Exit at Squaw Lake Page 15
Refunds offered if:
Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.