New Announcements – Trips & Activities


Estero Tastiota: Feb.21-25 (Thursday-Monday)

Time for our annual trip to this favorite Mexican estuary on the Sea Of Cortez. We will drive down to El Colorado and car camp the first night with option to eat at El Colorado. This is a seven hour drive and we usually stop for lunch in Hermosillo. The following morning we paddle up the coast six miles to the estuary which has myriad species of waterfowl. This is a two to two and half hour paddle suitable for intermediate paddlers. We will camp out at the mouth of estuary for three nights, returning El Colorado early Monday morning and driving home. From our camp we will explore the estuary seeking out various species of waterfowl as the tides allow. This is a primitive camp with no amenities. Bring everything needed for kayak camping. Days are usually warm with cool evenings. No campfires. Everyone needs passport or passport card. Drivers need to insure their vehicles. For additional information or to express interest please contact John Maier at


<<Mar. 31, 2019 - Sunday. SAPC 20th Annual Patagonia Lake Spring Cleanup & Picnic - 09:00>> 
April 5-7, 2019 - Lake Pleasant Paddle Fest  I will leave early Friday to set-up. Return Sunday afternoon after take-down. You can ride with me or come up later.  As SAPC will have a booth there, I am willing to loan: 10x10 pop-up sunshade, ice chest and a couple 8' tables (bring your own chairs and drinks). I am also willing to man the booth but be aware that I also volunteer to help Terry and want to do some of the stuff there so don't expect me to stay there all day.
Who is in charge of the SAPC booth??? I will, ONLY IF no one else volunteers. If so, expect me to be the stereotypical military non-com. Contact Rick Johnson for details/volunteer or ??
Apr. 5-11, 2019 - Baja trip. This is a commercial trip that includes meals, beer, and white water areas. Contact Oscar Berven  for more details on signing up.

April 12-14, 2019 - BOW in Prescott, AZ.  I and Shawna are volunteering to teach again (with Tommy James). I will bring 5’, 10’ & 12' kayaks or 4 kayaks and one 12' canoe as that loads my car & trailer. If I take Shawna's trailer, I may be able to bring 2 more kayaks. Plus PFDs and Paddles.  Tommy, if those other boats are there, we can teach a larger class but I will be afraid to have the cobra foot paddle system as that is too fragile for beginners. We can talk and I can show you want I will bring and why.  Leaving Thurs or Friday early, returning Monday afternoon.  ***I will need a dog sitter for this weekend as BOW doesn't want pets. Contact: Rick

May 3-5, 2019 – Glen Cyn. Dam to Lees Ferry Paddle/Camp trip. Norma’s Cinco de Mayo trip. Back Hauling by Wilderness River Adventures (hauling you, your kayak, & all gear/food water, etc. 15 mi. to base of Dam. All inclusive = $80 per person. Need to reserve your spot soon if planning on going. Contact Norma Miller to sign-up for a reservation/spot or 235-8927.


SAPC is selling new commemorative 20th Annual Patagonia Lake LS t-shirts (men’s & women’s styles) & new caps & wide-brim hats with club logo. All merchandise will be sold at member discount.

The free camping policies during our Lake Patagonia cleanup events have changed & are no longer permitted. The new policies are set by the State Volunteer Coordinator to help sustain the system. AZ State Parks only operate & implement improvements from entrance fees & camping fees & no other funds from state or nation. It’s been their mission to improve the state parks, especially Patagonia, for the better enjoyment of all. And, volunteers have certainly played a large part.



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: