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Lower Colorado River Multi-day trip from Topock, AZ – Havasu NWR to Parker Dam/Bill Williams NWR – Nov. 3-8, 2018

Rick Johnson has organized his new multi-day Lower Colorado River trip starting Nov. 2018
Starts at Topock, AZ & ends at Parker Dam-Bill Williams River & NWR.
Please contact Rick at: or 520-979-2023 to sign up & for all details.Sat, 3 Nov-  Pack Gear and haul boats to my place.
Sun, 4 Nov-  Drive 6 hours to Lake Havasu State Park.  Pay for 2 nights.
Mon, 5 Nov-  Drive to Put In @ RM-42, Leave SUV on site for shuttle, paddle downriver.
     Stop for Lunch at Picture Rock(?) @ RM-34 where that giant wall of pictographs is.
     Explore the caves at Castle Rock @ RM-28.  14 miles
     Take out @ Castle Rock.  Drive back to State Park.  Clean up, drive to London Bridge, play tourist.
Tues, 6 Nov-  Put in @ State Park RM-20.  Shuttle takes car to Take-out.
     Paddle under London Bridge. Paddle  to Beaver Island RM-13.5 if free.  7 miles  If not, continue to Pilot Rock 7.5 miles or Steamboat Cove 9 miles or Sand Isle 9 miles.
Wed 7 Nov-  Paddle downriver to Satellite Cove @ RM-3.5  6-8 miles.
Thurs 8 Nov- Paddle downriver, have lunch at Bass Bay RM-1
     Take out at Preserve office. RM- minus 2  Off-load gear. 5 miles
     Go home or explore Bill Williams.  2 miles.






20th Annual Lake Patagonia “For the Sake of the Lake” Cleanup & Picnic –  Sunday. Oct. 21, 2018

Bring your kayaks & get free entrance for day on the lake. Must declare you’re there to help do lake cleanup with SAPC. Bring a pot-luck side dish for picnic. SAPC will supply main BBQ items. Bring chairs, shade hat, gloves, water, etc. Meet at main beach area.
Free camping on Friday is available at boat-in camp #110. No need to reserve, Come with all you’ll need.





Patagonia Lake Triathlon – Seeking Kayaking Volunteers for safety boaters – free entrance, camping, event day lunch & souvenir t-shirt. – Sat. Oct. 27, 2018

The Patagonia Lake Triathlon is being held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Patagonia Lake State Park. We need at least 6 volunteer kayakers during the swim portions of the event. The kayakers will be helping guide the swimmers through the course (we have a 1500m and a 500m swim, as well as kids/youth events), provide support as needed, and watch for swimmers who may need assistance. We will need kayakers at the beach by 6:45am. The 1500m distance swimmers start from the Camp Ground Launch Ramp at 7:00am. The 500m distance swimmers will leave from the same location at 7:45am. Kayakers will need to remain on the lake until the swim course closes at 9:00am.
What do you get in return besides our eternal gratitude? Lots of stuff!
· Free entrance into Patagonia Lake State Park on Friday and/or Saturday.
· Free camping on Friday is available at boat-in #110.
· Burrito lunch on Saturday
· Tech shirt (submit your size when signing up).
Contact info:
Please contact Norma Miller for volunteer sign-up: 520-235-8927 or





Southern AZ now has a much improved resource for paddle sports. Local business TG Watersports in Tucson is open at a new location for kayak sales & rentals. They offer a huge inventory of paddle sports equipment, parts & accessories. Located at 925 W Prince Rd. Tucson 85705, For questions phone: 520-349-1833 or Email:
Check out their Website at

SAPC is now an Affiliate Member of  the American Whitewater Organization for 2018. 


“Founded in 1954, American Whitewater is a national non-profit organization (Non-profit # 23-7083760) with a mission “to conserve and restore America’s whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.” American Whitewater is a membership organization representing a broad diversity of individual whitewater enthusiasts, river conservationists, and more than 100 local paddling club affiliates across America. The organization is the primary advocate for the preservation and protection of whitewater rivers throughout the United States, and connects the interests of human-powered recreational river users with ecological and science-based data to achieve the goals within its mission.”  Please go to their webpage and read more of what AW is all about.

Affiliate membership means that all current SAPC members in good standing can access special features from AW site that only members can use.  These include but are not limited to their monthly journals and any pertinent news involving any of our regional waterways & rivers used by paddle sport advocates, recreationalists & conservationists like ourselves.  It’s an important resource available for our use.  SAPC members can log in with the assigned unique  member number which has been sent in a separate “SAPC E-Newsletter on Jan. 29, 2016.  Members may log in to add their own reports & photos from river trips or read the latest regional river flow reports & other subjects of interest.                                        …………………………………………………………………………………………………

The shirts come in men’s crew neck, short or long sleeve  and in short sleeve womens v-neck styles.  They’re decorated in front with Royce’s full color fine art for SAPC and are of a “Sport-Tek” design, a very cool & quick-dry fabric.  Caps are fully adjustable with our high contrasting unique SAPC logo ($10).  Merchandise is sold at the club picnic or at our meetings. They can also be mail-ordered.