This Fall, SAPC is offering two opportunities to paddle on Lake Powell.

One trip September 19th to September 29th starting and ending Hall’s Crossing with the route decided by the participants. This trip also offers a 5 day paddling option. Contact Peg Davis pegdavis@u.arizona.edu

The other trip runs from September 26th until October 3rd with a goal of reaching the newly exposed Gregory Bridge in Escalante Canyon. Contact Helen Deluga helcathcd@hotmail.com

Lake Powell has become a very different place. This spring, in spite of its smaller surface area and shorter coastline, the lake had an almost magical quiet about it. Because some boat ramps are closed and it is more difficult for powerboats to launch, there seems to be less motorized boat traffic. We saw no loud partying houseboats and fewer fishing boats. Camping was found without a problem. We have also spotted many groups of river otters on the last few trips. Even with the low water levels, there are new things to discover. 
Both of these trips require resilient self-supported kayakers. The day’s paddling will be determined by weather, destination and the paddlers’ preferences. Peg & Helen be at our meeting for discussion, etc.

 

Lake Patagonia Fall Lake Cleanup 25th Anniversary. Sunday, October 16th.

 

Gathering begins at Sunday, 8 AM at the shoreline West of the Beach.
Shore Cleanup starts 9 AM. Lunch and celebration at Noon.

If paddling please remember to bring PFD vests, hats, gloves, additional
sun protection and hydration.

Park seating is limited, chairs, beach blankets recommended. Park
service will provide trash bags. This is a member/participant potluck
with SAPC proving a share of food and beverages.

A free, boat-in only, camping space will be reserved for members
wanting to camp the night before. Contact the Paddlers Club for site
number and instructions.


For more info contact Royce Davenport 520-762-9263

Dear friend(s),  
On Sunday, Oct 16 of 2022, the Southern Arizona Paddlers Club (SAPC) of Tucson will come together at Patagonia Lake State Park for its 25th anniversary “For the Sake of the Lake” shore clean up. This independent group of boat enthusiasts has worked in partnership with the park service for 25 years to enhance the image of the lake while creating a cleaner/safer experience for the many folks who enjoy visiting this exceptional park.