Lake Pleasant Kayak Campout


$219 for REI Members

$229 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Skill level 1 Beginner
  • Minimum age 14
  • Group size 10 people

Gain a fresh perspective on a beloved local treasure with this overnight kayak tour on Lake Pleasant. Spend the afternoon kayaking Lake Pleasant, then land on your own private island and enjoy the sunset as you relax around a campfire. Eat a hearty dinner with your new friends as you settle in for the night under the light of infinite desert stars. We'll wake in the morning to coffee and breakfast, then head back out onto the water. Ideal for those with a bit of prior paddling experience, you can hone your kayaking and camping skills while exploring the lake's most idyllic hidden nooks. Learn all about the surrounding ecosystem, and maybe even catch a glimpse of a heron or wild burro. The best thing about this trip? We do all the planning--you just have to show up with your personal overnight supplies. We can't wait to paddle with you!

  • Become familiar with kayaks, equipment, and proper clothing for kayaking
  • Learn to enter and exit a kayak safely
  • Learn packing and overnight preparation
  • Learn kayak navigation and route planning
  • Provide participants with an awareness of how to become a safe, responsible kayaker
  • Paddling equipment provided

What to bring with you

Map image of 4 Lane Boat Ramp - Lake Pleasant Regional Park

More directions and information

NO FLIP FLOPS ALLOWED. Park entrance fee is $7 per vehicle. From AZ 74/Carefree Hwy: Turn Right onto N Castle Hot Springs Rd, travel 5.6 mi. At the T-Junction, turn Right onto Castle Creek Dr (REI sign here). Pass through the North Entrance and continue to 4 Lane Boat Ramp (look for REI sign directing you to the shoreline). Call 520.477.7344 with any questions day of course.