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9th Annual Lake Pleasant Paddlefest Event
• What we'll do What is the event? A fun time for everyone to come out to the park and try different forms of paddle craft (Sit-on-top kayaks, touring kayaks, sea kayaks, Hobie pedal kayaks, outriggers, rafts, white water kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards! You can bring your own paddle craft too. There will be fun activities, free to use demo water craft (in designated cove), and live music. Who can attend? Anyone, the whole family! Life vest are provided and required for on-water recreation participation. BRING YOUR WATER CLOTHES AND GET WET! (if you have your own paddling life vest, bring it). What is the cost? Besides the park entry fee per vehicle to enter the park, there is no other cost to try out demo watercraft in the cove and to join the fun activities. There is a ½ hour limit on trying each paddle craft. To see last year’s event go to: SEE YOU ON SATURDAY, APRIL 7TH FOR A FUN TIME!!! • What to bring Life vest (if you have one), clothes and shoes you can get wet, sunscreen, hat, sun glasses, and money for park entry fee, food and drinks. • Important to know The event has no other cost except for the vehicle entry fee to the park. Check the park website at A listing of the activities will be posted there before the event, so you can plan your day.

Lake Pleasant Regional Park - Fireman's Cove (North Entrance)

Castle Creek Drive · Peoria, az


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Welcome to Desert Mountain Paddlers!

We hope to become your meet-up group for safe and fun kayaking & canoeing events throughout the year.

Located in Central Arizona, we will most often paddle the Salt and Verde River Reservoirs and for those desiring moving water, the Salt and Verde Rivers themselves. Rim Lakes are potential paddling destinations during those hot summer months.

All skill levels are welcome, from beginner to expert. With several rental companies in the Valley, owning a kayak is not a requirement for membership in Desert Mountain Paddlers. See our rental listings under Pages/Resources.

We do welcome children and pets at the discretion of the event host. The nature of some events may mean that it would not be appropriate for them to attend.

Though we will initially be focused on offering paddling events, we hope to add additional outdoor activities as the year progresses. These would include, but not limited to, hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, fishing, bird watching, and camping both in Arizona and in neighboring states.

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