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Willow and Woods Canyon Lake have become our go to place during Covid, with a dispersed camping area in back of the ranger station. Heidi and I may be going up early Thursday to reserve our first come first serve spots. We will not have a potluck, but will have some music with our club troubadours, Marilyn and Larry, with plenty of social distancing, and all of the other CDC recommendations. Location https://goo.gl/maps/wyzwATNnPe5QEKU29 This event is RV friendly. I plan to bring my bike, kayak most days, bike, plenty of hammock time to take in a nice cool breeze on a Sunny afternoon. Float Plan: let your inspiration flow!
From Friday 9/11 to to Sunday, 9/13 we will be kayaking and camping at Fool Hollow Lake. It will still be hot in Phoenix and all of us tired of it! That time of year the temperature at night will be around 48, and the daytime high 73. This is a very well run, clean and beautiful park and lake. We were there three weeks ago, the lake level was high. *****NOTE*** I got the last RV space with electric and water yesterday. Call or email often if you want to catch a cancellation. Reservations: phone call: 877 MY PARKS [masked]) or email: [masked] website for maps and information: http://azstateparks.com/Parks/FOHO/facilities.html or Google maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fool+Hollow+Lake+Recreation+Areaemail@example.com,-110.068751,1131m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x872f33750470d49b:0x5a132c56b5613f18!8m2!3d34.2687048!4d-110.0741088?hl=en Lucy and I will be at Red head space 28, sharing with an unknown RVer. There will be a campfire to gather, depending on what their restrictions are. We may be unable to have a potluck, though, depending on the state of affairs with regards to the pandemic at the time. It could be we meet in a few small groups, for sure no fires so anyone having a propane fire pit may want to bring it. As we move along I will post amendments to this announcement in comments since there is cell phone service you can be updated even during the outing. Please let everyone know what spaces you are reserving so we can find you. Bring your musical instruments, cameras, fishing rods, hiking shoes, leave the Phoenix heat behind you. This is a perfect lake for beginners. If you need a boat, post in the comment section, someone may be able to bring a second boat or rent at the lake. Please post in your RSVP when you plan to go arrive. Located at 6,300 feet elevation, when full, Fool Hollow Lake is 160 acres, with a 5.6 mile shoreline. Near the southern tip of the lake is a wildlife habitat area, lakeside residences in the southeast, undeveloped in the northeast. Near the shoreline are low basalt cliffs, with nearby ponderosa pines and junipers in the woodlands. Beneath the waters are the remnants of the town of Adair, where Tomas Adair settled in the late 1800’s, where “only a fool” would attempt to farm in the rocky substrate, hence the name “fool hollow”. Hiking: A 1.5 mile walking trail runs along the South and West sides of the lake. The White Mountain Trail System consists of eleven loop trails offering over 103 miles of hiking. Access points are located within 15 miles of the recreation area in the adjacent Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Fishing: Show Low Creek flows into Fool Hollow Lake, providing a natural feeding ground for a variety of wildlife and a very diverse fishery. There are five fishing platforms around the lake. There are two fish cleaning station at the park. Fishing opportunities are abundant with rainbow trout; large and small mouth bass, black crappie, green sunfish, channel catfish, walleye and Northern pike are all present in the lake. Boat Ramp: Single lane boat launch ramps are available on the east and west sides of the lake. Maximum of 10 HP gasoline engines are allowed. Paddle Arizona 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). Social distancing guidelines will be evaluated further closer to the event.