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This is a group for anyone who loves to explore waterways. The trips are geared toward kayak enthusiasts. Camping and hiking are often involved in our events. Trips range from day, weekend and longer. All skill levels are welcome, though some trips may be limited to more advanced paddlers, please read descriptions carefully.
Blow up kayaks and paddleboards are discouraged.
•Adult paddlers only.
WAIVER,RELEASE,AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS
I hereby waive, release and discharge the Meetup group Just Add Water Paddlers and it's leaders, organizers, members and participants from any and all claims for personal injury, illness, property damage or death resulting from my, and that of my guest(s), participation in any of the group's events. I acknowledge that the event has risks, and I assume these risks with the full understanding that injuries may result from my participation in any event. I intend this release to discharge the above named from any and all liability arising from or connected in any way with my participation in any event, even though that liability may result from the negligence or carelessness of the above named.
I certify that I am of sufficient physical condition to participate in this event, and that my equipment is in proper condition for use at the event.
I have read this waiver and release and fully understand its terms and agree that it shall be binding on my heirs and assigns. I consent to emergency transportation and care at my own expense if I become injured or ill.
GUESTS: My guest(s) have read this waiver, and have agreed to it. I accept full responsibility for my guest's safety and behavior.
My RSVP and/or participating in this event is my signature on this waiver for me and my guest(s).
The organizer of this trip is a Volunteer, not a leader.
Emergency contact information will be gathered before each event, so have phone numbers and names ready.

Upcoming events (4)

Backwaters of the Colorado River

T.K. Jones Campground

## Details

Join us for a fun weekend exploring the backwaters of the Colorado River!
This is an intermediate paddle.
We will be camping at Squaw Lake Campground on the Lower Colorado River. It is easily accessible by paved roads, with flushing toilets, showers (bring quarters to buy tokens), beach side camping, and fun exciting paddling opportunities.
$15 per vehicle per night, only $7 if you have America the Beautiful Pass.
https://www.blm.gov/visit/tk-jones-campground-squaw-lake
Phone:[masked]
The Squaw Lake area is non-moving water with access to backwater paddle trails that can be easily explored directly from the campsite.
There are some sites in the parking lot for car camping although the generators from the RV's nearby are very loud making it undesirable. The main area we'll camp this year has direct water access along the right side of the peninsula. The camp host has free wheelbarrow/carts to haul your items to your campsite easily.
We will be doing all of our gatherings at one of these campsites along the grassy area down on the peninsula, not under the big tree as in the past years.
Agenda for the weekend:
FRIDAY: Those that arrive early Friday may relax or paddle to your hearts' content.
SATURDAY: We will pack up kayaks and gear for the day, into the fewest amount of vehicles as possible to shuttle up to Fisher's Landing.
We will pull out of camp at 8:00 am as it takes 1/2 hour to get to Fisher’s Landing to launch at 9:00 am.
Please have your kayak, paddle, PFD, gear, snacks, water, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses all bagged and ready to go Friday night.
Paddle/float time is approximately 11 miles and about 6 hours. It's not a vigorous paddle.
•No alcohol while on the water, but welcomed at camp.
Saturday night we will be making our own meals and eating at a community picnic table area and then sharing a campfire, swapping stories and telling some lies.
SUNDAY options:
Paddle Senator Wash Reservoir and/or Martinez Lake. Bring snacks and water.
MONDAY is a holiday for some. Discussion at camp regarding adding more to the trip, so if you desire to continue the fun, be ready to discuss options.
Do not bring:
Inflatable kayaks, Hobie kayaks because the flippers get weeds in them that could potentially damage your Hobie, really long kayaks because they'll have trouble going around corners and through tunnels in the reeds.
What to bring:
PFD/life jacket
Firewood to share
Camp chair/table
Quarters for the shower tokens
America the Beautiful Pass
Camping gear (tent, etc)
Binoculars (birding)

Directions:
When you get to Quartzsite going west on I-10, Exit #19 at Quartzsite, AZ and go south on State Route 95, travel for 60 miles. Turn right/west on Imperial Dam Road (aka S24), just past mile marker 45. It has two large cannons on either side of the entrance. The brown sign reads “Yuma Proving Grounds Imperial Dam Recreational Area”, the green sign under it says “Imperial Dam Rd”
Drive on this road 10.2 miles past Senator Wash on the left where it then turns right and into to Squaw Lake campground.
It's 1st come, first served and you pay at the camp kiosk, $15 or $7 depending if you have an America the Beautiful Pass.
We hope to see you there! You could use a good paddling!

IMPORTANT! NEW! PLEASE READ!
WAIVER,RELEASE,AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS
I hereby waive, release and discharge the Meetup group Just Add Water Paddlers and it's leaders, organizers, members and participants from any and all claims for personal injury, illness, property damage or death resulting from my, and that of my guest(s), participation in any of the group's events. I acknowledge that the event has risks, and I assume these risks with the full understanding that injuries may result from my participation in any event. I intend this release to discharge the above named from any and all liability arising from or connected in any way with my participation in any event, even though that liability may result from the negligence or carelessness of the above named.
I certify that I am of sufficient physical condition to participate in this event, and that my equipment is in proper condition for use at the event.
I have read this waiver and release and fully understand its terms and agree that it shall be binding on my heirs and assigns. I consent to emergency transportation and care at my own expense if I become injured or ill.
GUESTS: My guest(s) have read this waiver, and have agreed to it. I accept full responsibility for my guest's safety and behavior.
My RSVP and/or participating in this event is my signature on this waiver for me and my guest(s).
The organizer of this trip is a Volunteer, not a leader.
Emergency contact information will be gathered before each event, so have phone numbers and names ready.

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Parker Canyon Lake Camp/Paddle/Hike

Lakeview Campground

Camp, hike and paddle at beautiful Parker Canyon Lake in Southern AZ.
We will be staying at Lakeview campground at sites 13-16 on the lower loop overlooking the lake. Sites are $10/night cash with the America the Beautiful Pass. Multiple tents can be on each spot so share the cost if you like. Camper max length is 36'. No utility hookups. Drinking water and toilets available; no showers. You will need to pay for your site once you enter the campground, they do not take reservations. Look for the Just Add Water Paddlers signage at the campground.
Saturday morning we'll drive the short distance to the launch area and paddle around the lake before the winds pick up.
Afternoon, hike the easy, scenic 5 mile circumference trail so bring a snack and water and maybe binocular for birding and wildlife.

Gather around the campfire Friday and Saturday nights to tell stories and a few lies.
Please bring lots of firewood as we have a fire going in the morning, late afternoon and definitely at night!
Bottles of wine are never turned away...
Potluck for Saturday night is always a hit! So come prepared to share something.
Sunday, after a leisurely morning, depart for the return home or add on a trip to the nearby Chiricahua National Park for hiking and exploring all led by Nancy Fisk. Message Nancy if you're interested and she'll give more details to you personally.
What to bring:
•Hat, sunscreen, PFD (life vest)
•Camp gear, food, water
•Firewood
•Potluck item to share Saturday night meal
•Hiking boots/shoes and possibly a hiking stick/pole
•Binoculars for birding/wildlife
Cash for campsite payment ($10)

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coronado/recarea/?recid=25514
•Questions for Park Ranger?[masked]

Directions:
From Tucson, drive east on Interstate 10 to the State Route 83 exit. Drive south to Sonoita, then continue on AZ 83 approximately 25 miles to Parker Canyon Lake. From Sierra Vista, travel through Fort Huachuca’s west gate to State Route 83. Turn south and travel 10 miles to Parker Canyon Lake.
We hope to see you on this one,
You could use a good paddling!
IMPORTANT! NEW! PLEASE READ!

WAIVER,RELEASE,AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS
I hereby waive, release and discharge the Meetup group Just Add Water Paddlers and it's leaders, organizers, members and participants from any and all claims for personal injury, illness, property damage or death resulting from my, and that of my guest(s), participation in any of the group's events. I acknowledge that the event has risks, and I assume these risks with the full understanding that injuries may result from my participation in any event. I intend this release to discharge the above named from any and all liability arising from or connected in any way with my participation in any event, even though that liability may result from the negligence or carelessness of the above named.
I certify that I am of sufficient physical condition to participate in this event, and that my equipment is in proper condition for use at the event.
I have read this waiver and release and fully understand its terms and agree that it shall be binding on my heirs and assigns. I consent to emergency transportation and care at my own expense if I become injured or ill.
GUESTS: My guest(s) have read this waiver, and have agreed to it. I accept full responsibility for my guest's safety and behavior.
My RSVP and/or participating in this event is my signature on this waiver for me and my guest(s).
The organizer of this trip is a Volunteer, not a leader.
Emergency contact information will be gathered before each event, so have phone numbers and names ready.

Telephone Cove, Nevada Camp & Paddle

Nevada Telephone Cove

Join us for a relaxing weekend kayaking, hiking and chillin' with no cell service.
Telephone Cove, NV, near Laughlin, is an easy, scenic, 4 hour drive from Phoenix.
Plenty of free camping right on the water so you can launch from your campsite!
•This will be an uncomplicated and relaxing weekend of paddling up the Colorado River, exploring coves along the Nevada shoreline then crossing over the river to explore the coves on the Arizona side of the river before returning to camp.
•Bring hiking boots/shoes and possibly a pole/stick for a 5 mile slot canyon hike from the campground. It's a gradual uphill in a some sand, but an easy fast downhill on the return.
If you want to show up on Thursday to get a jump on the weekend, feel free to leave a comment below so others will be looking for you.
•There might be an extension of this trip for those that don't have to return on Sunday, so stay tuned and let us know if you're interested.
Camp area along the beach:
Regarding facilities, the Nevada Telephone Cove has four restrooms that are well maintained and very tidy. There is also a large dumpster for disposal. As there is no water on-site, you will have to bring it along. Park rangers also patrol the facility about two to three times daily.

•Little to no cell service.
What to bring:
•PFD/life jacket, paddle, kayak
•Camping gear
•Firewood
•Binoculars
•Favorite book or game
•Food, water for the weekend
•Camp chair/table
•Hiking gear - boots, pole, water bottle, hat, sunglasses, binoculars

Directions:
After crossing the bridge to Laughlin, continue west on Hwy 163 for about 4.4 miles. Turn right (NE) onto Nevada Telephone Cove Rd and , make another quick right. The maintained dirt road, sedan worthy, continues downward for about 4.3 miles. Stay on the main road (there's a slight right partway down the road, don't take it). You will end up in the wide beachy camping area. Turn sort of left and pick someplace near trees about 1/2 way down the beach, but not directly in front of restrooms or dumpster. We will have Just Add Water Signage.
We hope to see you on this one! You could use a good paddling!

IMPORTANT! NEW! PLEASE READ!
WAIVER,RELEASE,AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS
I hereby waive, release and discharge the Meetup group Just Add Water Paddlers and it's leaders, organizers, members and participants from any and all claims for personal injury, illness, property damage or death resulting from my, and that of my guest(s), participation in any of the group's events. I acknowledge that the event has risks, and I assume these risks with the full understanding that injuries may result from my participation in any event. I intend this release to discharge the above named from any and all liability arising from or connected in any way with my participation in any event, even though that liability may result from the negligence or carelessness of the above named.
I certify that I am of sufficient physical condition to participate in this event, and that my equipment is in proper condition for use at the event.
I have read this waiver and release and fully understand its terms and agree that it shall be binding on my heirs and assigns. I consent to emergency transportation and care at my own expense if I become injured or ill.
GUESTS: My guest(s) have read this waiver, and have agreed to it. I accept full responsibility for my guest's safety and behavior.
My RSVP and/or participating in this event is my signature on this waiver for me and my guest(s).
The organizer of this trip is a Volunteer, not a leader.
Emergency contact information will be gathered before each event, so have phone numbers and names ready.

Upper Burnt Corral Dispersed Camp/Paddle Apache Lake

Burnt Corral Campground

Dispersed Camping at Apache Lake Upper Burnt Corral, with immediate lake access.
This site offers shoreline parking and boat access on Apache Lake. Access via the Apache Trail National Forest Scenic Byway, a scenic mountain road showcasing magnificent bluffs above Apache Lake. Nearby are views of majestic mountains with abundant wildlife.
•Tonto Basin Ranger District[masked]
•Tonto pass required.
https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/tonto/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=77630&actid=29
•Look for JAWP signs.
•Point on map is correct, look for UPPER Burnt Corral not regular Burnt Corral campground.
•Elevated pit toilets and no potable water available.
Just in case: If you feel like it, bring your own potty tent.
Vehicles longer than 22' will have a very hard time on the curves/turns and narrow, bumpy dirt road.
•We will not have a potluck this time due to limited water availability. But snacks to share for happy hour are welcomed.
Friday: Paddle with a buddy, or carefully on your own. Firepit in eve.
Saturday: Leisurely paddle at 9 am toward the marina
•Bring snacks to share for 'happy hour'
•Bring games or a book to relax in the afternoon
Sunday: Paddle 8:30 or 9 am toward Roosevelt Lake. Then pack it out.

Dogs welcome if they are friendly to other campers and other dogs. Must be on a leash and have a life jacket if coming on the paddle. Please pick up after your dog!
What to bring:
•Camping gear
•Camp chair, table, shade shelter
•Food, water, snacks to share for happy hour
•Tonto Pass
•Firewood
•Kayak, paddle, PFD/life jacket
•Binoculars (optional)
•Book or games (optional)
All paddlers must wear life jackets while on the water.
No alcohol consumption while on the water.
Hope to see you there! You could use a good paddling!

IMPORTANT! NEW! PLEASE READ!
WAIVER,RELEASE,AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS
I hereby waive, release and discharge the Meetup group Just Add Water Paddlers and it's leaders, organizers, members and participants from any and all claims for personal injury, illness, property damage or death resulting from my, and that of my guest(s), participation in any of the group's events. I acknowledge that the event has risks, and I assume these risks with the full understanding that injuries may result from my participation in any event. I intend this release to discharge the above named from any and all liability arising from or connected in any way with my participation in any event, even though that liability may result from the negligence or carelessness of the above named.
I certify that I am of sufficient physical condition to participate in this event, and that my equipment is in proper condition for use at the event.
I have read this waiver and release and fully understand its terms and agree that it shall be binding on my heirs and assigns. I consent to emergency transportation and care at my own expense if I become injured or ill.
GUESTS: My guest(s) have read this waiver, and have agreed to it. I accept full responsibility for my guest's safety and behavior.
My RSVP and/or participating in this event is my signature on this waiver for me and my guest(s).
The organizer of this trip is a Volunteer, not a leader.
Emergency contact information will be gathered before each event, so have phone numbers and names ready.

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