|when||Tuesday, January 18, 2022|
|where||Lake Pleasant Regional Park|
This will be the Arizona Trailblazers second trip to Lake Pleasant Regional Park.
This is a good sized lake, with 11.7 square miles of surface area and 116 miles of
shoreline. The Agua Fria River and the CAP canal are the two main sources of
water for Lake Pleasant.
On our October kayaking trip, the lake level was down about 25 feet, due to large downstream releases for agriculture users. Since then, with inflows from the CAP (Central Arizona Project) canal, the lake is almost up to full-pool level once again. Lake Pleasant is Arizona’s primary storage facility for Colorado River water.
This is an interesting part of the lake, with many things to explore, including Castle Creek and Goose Bay, with numerous small inlets, coves, and a number of small islands to check out.
Paddleboards and kayaks are available for rent at Pleasant Harbor Marina (call 623-235-6130 for additional information). Kayak rentals are available at Lake Pleasant on weekends only from November thru February.
• At least 2 liters of water
• Rain poncho
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
• Lunch or snacks
|EC||no elevation change|
|starting at||Castle Creek Boat Ramp|
|rating||"C" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||There’s a $7 per vehicle Lake Pleasant Regional Park
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
|weather||Lake Pleasant Regional Park|
|leader||You must email the leader to confirm.|
|meet||Castle Creek Boat Ramp at 9:00 AM.|
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