Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Apache Lake Kayak/ Camp out
when Novembar 5 - 9, 2023 Sunday - Thursday
where Apache Lake at USFS Burnt Corral Campground
the kayak     Trailblazers first kayak trip to Apache Lake.
We’ll camp on the lakeshore meaning no hauling boats, allowing later alarm clocks for day trips, kayaking for sunrise or sunsets, or just take a swim or throw in a line. November the migratory waterfowl start arriving, the days are cooler, fire bans are over, and fewer campers or boaters around. Tonto National Monument Cliff Dwellings are nearby also.
    We have 5 campsites, most shoreline reserved at USFS Burnt Corral Campground at Northern end of Apache Lake. There are hotel rooms at Apache Lake Resort and surrounding Lake Roosevelt for those not wanting to camp.
Day 1 drive up Sunday, set up camp, do an evening night kayak from shoreline campsites.
Day 2 kayak up the Salt River to Roosevelt Dam, stop along beach for lunch and return for total of 9 miles.
Day 3 kayak down Salt River into Apache Lake and possibly to the marina restaurant or picnic area for lunch for total of about 10 miles.
Day 4 sunrise kayak anyone? Open for hiking, fishing, or more kayaking into Apache Lake.
Day 5 break camp and drive home.
May adjust schedule to accommodate dwelling tours, as have day 4 available.
If interest get reservations for Sunday or Monday for the Tonto National Monument Upper Cliff Dwelling Guided Tour. The Lower Cliff Dwelling is self-guided tour any day. Monument is 8 mile drive.
And let’s not forget the traditional potluck and campfires.
•  Life Jacket and whistle
•  At least 3 liters of water
•  Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
•  Lunch and snacks
•  Camping gear
•  Rain poncho
•  Camera
•  Change of dry clothes
distance 9 - 10 miles daily
time 4-5 hours, depending on how many times we stop
EC no elevation change
elevation 2,000 feet
type What ever we decide for the day
starting/ ending at Burnt Corral Campground.
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a kayaker.
dogs allowed no
cost Share campground cost. National/senior passes accepted.
Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Roosevelt
leader    You must email the leader to confirm.
meet Burnt Corral Campground Sunday.
•  The Apache Trail is closed near Tortilla Flats. West Valley-take Beeline Hwy 87 to Hwy 188 Roosevelt Lake turnoff for 32 miles to Apache Trail road 88. At 1 mile is gravel narrow windy road. Go 5 miles to Burnt Corral turnoff on your right, campground is paved.
Far East Valley-take 60 to Globe. Turn N on Hwy 188 for 29 miles to Apache Trail Road 88 turnoff. At 1 mile is gravel narrow windy road. Go 5 miles to Burnt Corral turnoff on your right, campground is paved.
Restrooms and picnic tables nearby.

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