3rd Annual Super Bowl Sunday Paddle at Canyon Lake
Powerboat traffic is low on Super Bowl weekend, so let's hit Canyon Lake. If you are not an experienced kayaker, this is probably not the trip for you. The water is cold and if you go in, hypothermia is a possibility. Hypothermia can kill you.
We will explore the three coves that branch out from the main lake. Possible critters include great blue heron, deer, migrating ducks & geese, javalina, coyotes, gray fox, peregrine falcons, bald eagles, osprey. If the water level is right, we will have access to a small sandy beach and the chupacabra cave.
Round trip to the three coves is approximately 8 miles. You are welcome to cut your paddle short at any time and return to the launch site; however, you must be accompanied by a buddy. Nobody paddles alone.
This is a joint paddle with the AOA MU group. Due to that and the small size of some of the coves, I am limiting attendance. Well behaved dogs and children 11 and over who are experienced paddlers are welcome.
What to bring: sunscreen, camera, life vest, hat, lunch or snack, water and a change of clothes.
You will need a $6 Tonto pass to park your vehicle. You do not need a boat sticker. Passes can be purchased in advance at many locations. They are not sold at the beach. Here are some retail locations: http://tinyurl.com/2wvsqyl
We will meet at the Acacia Recreation area. Please arrive before 10:00AM, as we will be on the water by 10:15. Acacia will be the first left after the single-lane bridge.The Acacia Rec. area has several parking lots. I will be in the 25-space lot along the water (see map below). DO NOT continue on past the ramadas.
>> MAP TO CANYON LAKE << http://files.meetup.com/1756644/canyon_lake1.jpg
>> MAP OF THE ACACIA AREA << http://files.meetup.com/1756644/canyon_lake3.jpg
For directions and approximate driving times to Canyon Lake,
click here >> http://goo.gl/7b4HF
Put your address in Box B and click Get Directions.
Each paddler is responsible for their own safety and everybody is required to wear a fastened life vest when on the water.