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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 through Friday, August 29, 2014
Maricopa County's regional parks will initiate the annual fire ban. This includes banning the use of all
campfire, fire pits and charcoal grills; however, it is still acceptable to use gas/propane grills in designated areas such as the ramada areas, semi-developed and developed camping sites, and along the shoreline at Lake Pleasant Regional Park.
If the parks do not receive ample rain during the monsoon season, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department
may extend the fire ban to protect the parks resources and ensure visitor safety. To learn more, click here.

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LAKE PLEASANT PADDLE FEST EVENT - Lake Pleasant
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
The Lake Pleasant Paddle Fest will be Saturday, April 12th from 8AM to 5PM in Fireman's Cove, Lake Pleasant. Come on out and try paddling a number of paddlecraft and join in on the fun activities. Admission is just the regular park entry fees. Bring the family and your swim suit, lots of fun, games, and contest too.

Here is the schedule:

Location: Follow signs from the main entrance off Castle Hot Springs Road to the north entrance of Lake Pleasant to Fireman’s Cove

5AM EARLY MORNING PADDLE FISHING DERBY 5AM Sign-in Time, 5:30AM Start Fishing, Noon End Time (Ed Elefante)

8AM “TRY OUT A PADDLE CRAFT” – ALL DAY 8AM – 5PM (see shoreline booths for free demo rides , must stay inside Fireman’s Cove)

9AM THROW BAG INSTRUCTION (Desert Voyagers) SUP BASIC STROKES CLINIC (Desert River Outfitters) HOW TO MODIFY A KAYAK (Rick Johnson)

10:00AM RIVER OF DREAMS POKER PADDLE FOR PRIZES (Jeff & Desert Paddlers) THROW BAG CONTEST STARTS – goes all day (Desert Voyagers)

11:30AM RIVER OF DREAMS POKER PADDLE AWARDS (Stage)

NOON BLIND FOLDED TWO KAYAK RELAY RACE (Ranger T)

12:30PM SUP BASIC STROKES CLINIC (Desert River Outfitters) BASIC KAYAKING STROKES CLINIC (Go Kayak Arizona)

1:00PM AROUND LITTLE ISLAND PORTAGE RELAY (Ranger T) (Mens, Ladies, and Kids divisions)

1:30PM SCAVENGER HUNT PADDLE (Ranger T)

2:00PM CHEAP KAYAK GEAR YOU CAN MAKE FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS (Rick Johnson) RE-ENTERING A BOAT CLINIC (Desert Voyagers)

2:30PM AWARDS FOR SCAVENGER HUNT (Stage – Ranger T)

3:00PM JAMMING WITH “THE TOURISTS” MUSIC DUO – Stage 3PM – 5PM SUP BASIC STROKES CLINIC (Desert River Outfitters) KAYAK ROLL CLINIC (Desert Voyagers)

4:00PM FIVE KAYAK CENTIPEDE PADDLE RACE (Ranger T)

4:30PM TANDEM KAYAK OBSTICLE COURSE RELAY RACE (Jared, Dylan, Ranger T)

On-Going Booths:

ARIZONA HIKING SHACK / DESERT VOYAGERS ADVENTURE TRIPS, OUTDOOR GEAR & TRAINING

ARIZONA OUTDOOR & TRAVEL CLUB

BROCK FISH PADDLE BOARDS

BUILDING YOUR OWN PADDLE CRAFT (Greg Morse)

BUILDING A SKIN ON FRAME KAYAK (Don Frazier)

CITY OF TEMPE PARKS & RECREATION – TEMPE TOWN LAKE

COAST GUARD AUXILARY- PADDLE SAFE

DESERT PADDLERS CLUB

LAKE PLEASANT DESERT OUTDOOR CENTER CANOEING

DESERT MOUNTAIN PADDLERS MEET UP CLUB

DESERT RIVER OUTFITTERS – PADDLE TRIPS, KAYAKS & PADDLE BOARDS

GO KAYAK ARIZONA – KAYAK RENTALS

GO STAND UP PADDLE – PADDLE BOARD RENTAL & INSTRUCTION

I-YAD ADVENTURES – PADDLE BOARD RENTALS, CLASSES & TOURS

PADDLE ARIZONA MEET UP CLUB

PRESCOTT PADDLERS CLUB

RIVER OF DREAMS ADAPTIVE RECREATION “KAYAKING FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES”

SHAKA BOARDS – PADDLE BOARDS

SOUTHERN ARIZONA PADDLERS CLUB

SOUTHWEST KAYAKS & HOBIES

SPORTS CHALET – KAYAKS, RENTALS, OUTDOOR GEAR & MORE

SEE YOU AT PADDLE FEST FOR A GREAT TIME!!!

Date: 4/27/2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Duration: 9 hours
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee + $2 per paddle craft into the park
 
Contact: Terry Gerber, Interpretive Ranger 602-372-7460 ext. 202
Location: Lake Pleasant Regional Park - North entrance, Fireman's Cove
 
Address:
Take Hwy 74 to Castle Hot Springs Rd., go 5 miles and turn right, follow signs to Fireman's Cove.
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Morristown, AZ 85342
Ph: 602-506-2930 or (928) 501-9200
Fax: (602)372-8596
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