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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 through Thursday, August 28, 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 Regional Park
Come dressed to get wet! Lake Pleasant Paddle Fest Event is a fun event for all, with paid park entry fee. Saturday, April 12th from 8AM - 5PM. Come try out some different paddle craft and join in on the fun activities.

Here is the schedule:

LAKE PLEASANT PADDLE FEST 2014

SATURDAY, APRIL 12TH 8AM - 5PM

Location: Off Hwy 74 (Carefree Hwy) at MP 19, follow signs from the main entrance off Castle Hot Springs Road to the north entrance of Lake Pleasant to Fireman’s Cove.

5AM 2014 Annual Paddle Fest Fishing Derby at Lake Pleasant Presented by the Arizona Chapter of Heroes on the Water You must sign-in by 6:15 a.m. @ Fireman's Cove. Official start time is 6:30 am. Official finish time is at NOON. For more details contact Ed Elefante at elefantdude@yahoo.com.

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

Rescue bag throwing contest (Hiking Shack & Desert Voyagers) On-going throughout day

PHOTOGRAPHY FROM A PADDLE CRAFT CONTEST IN AT 3PM (Paddle Arizona)

9AM Music by DARRON WESTON AND THE GANG – Stage throughout day

AROUND LITTLE ISLAND PORTAGE RELAY RACE (Ranger T)

10:00AM DARING ADVENTURES POKER PADDLE (Jeff & Desert Paddlers)

11:00AM POCO PAD SUMO WRESTLING (Ceiba Adventures)

NOON BLIND FOLDED TWO KAYAK RELAY RACE (Ranger T)

HOW TO MODIFY A KAYAK (Rick Johnson)

12:30PM SUP BASIC STROKES CLINIC (Desert River Outfitters)

1:00PM WATER RESCUE TECHNIQUES – Not for beginners (Paddle Arizona)

1:30PM SCAVENGER HUNT PADDLE (Ranger T)

2:30PM CHEAP KAYAK GEAR YOU CAN MAKE FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS (Rick Johnson)

3:00PM PHOTOGRAPHY FROM A PADDLE CRAFT CONTEST DUE @ STAGE (Paddle Arizona)

THE BIG PADDLE RAFT RACE (Ceiba Adventures & Desert Voyagers)

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

Date: 4/12/2014
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: Park entry fees
 
Contact: Terry Gerber, Interpretive Ranger - 602-372-7460 x 202
Location: Lake Pleasant Regional Park - Fireman's Cove, North Lake Pleasant Area
 
Address:
Take Hwy 74 west to MP19, turn north on Castle Hot Springs Rd. go 5 miles, follow event signs.
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Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Dept.
The Headquarter Administrative Offices are located at:
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
Unit Operations Center

Morristown, AZ 85342
Ph: 602-506-2930 or (928) 501-9200
Fax: (602)372-8596
maricopacountyparks@mail.maricopa.gov

 
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