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Kayaking at Canyon Lake

  • ACACIA PICNIC AREA CANYON LAKE

    CANYON LAKE, Apache Junction, AZ (map)

    33.415047 -111.549576

  • You will find Acacia off of 88 going to Canyon Lake. A little past Mile Marker 211
  • IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU ANSWER THE THREE QUESTIONS BELOW IN THE COMMENT SECTION  - THANK YOU.

    Just some friends going kayaking and exploring on Canyon Lake( we do it most weeks).

    If you have your own equipment then great.  

    If not we usually have one or two kayaks we can lend -  If you need to borrow a kayak, please contact me and let me know when signing up to make sure we have one to lend.

    WHEN YOU SIGN UP, PLEASE POST IF YOU:

    1. HAVE YOUR OWN KAYAK, 

    2. NEED A KAYAK or

    3. HAVE AN EXTRA ONE OR TWO TO LEND OUT



    We will be meeting up at Canyon lake at the Acacia picnic area at 8 AM and then take off for a few hours of fun.  

    Newbies welcome and we do instruct.

    Please also let us know if you can swim or not.  Non Swimmers are welcome on these daylight trips..

    If your not sure where to go, we will have a carpool leaving from Apache Junction no later then 6:30 AM.

    If there is interest, we can set this up as a weekly event.

    ALSO, if your driving your own vehicle you will need either a Tonto day pass and or a Tonto Annual pass plus the national parks pass...

    Please write with questions....

    Bring:

    - 3 liters of water

    -  A snack

    - A Good sense of adventure

    - Camera Optional

    - Sun Tan lotion as it will hopefully be a sunny day.

    Please text me if you are running late as we plan to leave on time.  

    Directions:

    Carpool:

    CARPOOL LOCATION: We'll leave 30 minutes before the scheduled meetup at  

    Address: 850 S Ironwood Dr, Apache Junction, AZ 85120 

    To get here, take US60 to Ironwood exit 195.  Make a left at the light and take Ironwood north to the intersection of Ironwood and Broadway (about 1 mile north of US60.  The parking is on the SouthWest corner or the intersection.  Let's park away from the stores.  I will be in a silver 4Runner with one or two Kayaks on the roof (easy to see).


    You are responsible for your own safety and that of your equipment. If you are running late going to the Car Pool or the Trailhead, 


    Please call and let me know [masked] Lawrence 




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  • Chelsea

    I will be meeting you at the trail head.

    2 days ago

  • Shelley P.

    I will meet you at the car pool location.

    1 · 2 days ago

  • Lawrence

    PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE MEETING US AT THE TRAIL HEAD OR MEETING AT THE CAR POOL. When I do not know who is meeting us where, we can miss you if we leave on time. :)

    2 days ago

  • Chelsea

    I would love to go but am visiting and don't have my kayak with me. I can swim.

    1 · 2 days ago

  • Shelley P.

    I have my own kayak. I am an experienced kayaker and swimmer. I don't have an extra kayak.

    1 · 3 days ago

  • Barbara O.

    ok, just signed up but I do NOT have a kayak. If there is one to lend, let me know. Thanks. Barb

    2 · 3 days ago

    • Lawrence

      You can have one from Rick

      3 days ago

  • Paul G.

    I need a kayak. Please

    1 · November 29

  • Jeff

    I have my own Kayak. Don't have an extra to lend out. If anyone is selling a shorter hard shell, would be fun to try out (I have inflatable 13' Advanced Elements).

    1 · November 28

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  • Rick M.
    Event Host
  • John
    Event Host
  • Lawrence
    Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host

    I fell in love with the Desert, the nature, the views, and great hikers. [masked]

  • Barbara O.

    Hi, I am an avid hiker and mountain biker and have joined several meetup groups since moving to... more

  • Paul G.

    Ready to hit the trail

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