Paddle Fest 2018
Come On Out For A ‘Pleasant Paddle’
What is Paddle Fest you ask? It is a great time for everyone to come out to Lake Pleasant Regional Park and try different forms of paddle craft (sit on top, touring, sea and Hobie pedal kayaks, outriggers, rafts, white water kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards)! You can bring your own paddle craft too.
The event also offers an array of fun activities, free-to-use demo water craft (in a designated cove), and live music — all on Saturday, April 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Who can attend? Anyone, so bring your family and friends! Life-vests are provided and required for water recreation participation. Bring your water clothes and plan on getting wet!
You never can tell what will happen at the Lake Pleasant Paddlefest. Snake River – Bryce Thompson reeled in a massive, 8-foot sturgeon from his kayak, Saturday, March 31. A screen grab from Thompson’s GoPro shows the fish leaping out of the water according to The Spokesman-Review. (Bryce Thompson / Courtesy)
What is the cost? Only the $6 per vehicle and $2 paddle craft (if bringing your own) park entry fee that includes the event to try out demo watercraft in the cove and to join the fun activities. There is a half-hour limit on trying each paddle craft.
‘Waterproof’: Make sure to wear a swim suit or clothes you can get wet. Bring a life vest if you have one; if not, the event will provide loaner life vest for people on the water. Don’t forget your water, sunscreen, hat, sun glasses, money for food, and shoes you can get wet.
Bring your family and friends for a fun time trying out all sorts of fun paddle craft. Follow the “Paddle Fest” signs once close to Lake Pleasant Regional Park.
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.
If you plan to camp, please arrive early on Friday, space is limited. Fireman’s Cove is located just inside the north entrance to Lake Pleasant Regional Park. From Carefree Highway, head north on Castle Hot Springs Road past the main entrance to the stop sign and turn right to enter the park.