Main Content Region

CANCELLED - Black Canyon Paddle and Camp

CANCELLED - Black Canyon Paddle and Camp

March 27, 2020 - March 29, 2020
8:00am - 10:00pm
Colorado River

Black Canyon 523   IMG_9167  PB180127

Paddling the Black Canyon of the Colorado River below Hover Dam is awesome! It’s the perfect kayaking adventure in Black Canyon. The lower Colorado River is moving flat water with no rapids - just beautiful green waters. It is perfect for beginner and seasoned paddlers alike. Our kayaks will take us between towering cliffs and looming canyon walls as we navigate the flat moving water of the river. We will be able to explore side canyons, soak in hot springs and sleep on the river's edge. 

Trip Cost     
SRWC Member: $120
Faculty, Staff, Non Enrolled CSUSB Student, and Alumni Association: $150
Affiliate: $165
Sponsored Guest: $240
Pre-Trip Meeting / Sign Up Deadline
March 20, 2020 6pm @ SRWC

Trip Departs From
CSUSB Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Activity Level 
3 - Adventurous 

Day 1: We will meet at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center at 8am on Friday to pack up the van and make sure we all have the necessary and proper gear and attire for a successful trip. Our drive is roughly 240 miles (4-5 hours) with stops for lunch and whenever we have to fill up our van with gas. Upon arrival at Willow Beach Arizona we will set up camp, and then launch our boats for an afternoon off paddling. The rest of the night is left for relaxing around the fire and getting ready for a good night’s sleep.

Day 2: Saturday morning will be an early start, we will pack up camp before heading to the White Rock Canyon trailhead. We will backpack downhill 2.3 miles to our campsite on the Colorado River. After lunch and setting up camp we will paddle our canoes up river to explore side acyons, hot springs and a cave. We then return to our river side campground that offers stunning views of the river as we rest up for the next day.

Day 3: After spending the night on the river and one last soak in the hot pools, we pack up camp for an 8 mile leisurely paddle down river towards our take out at Willow Beach.  Once off the river we’ll pack-up the van drive into the city to grab a bite to eat before we make way back to CSUSB!

Packing List


5 meals are included, starting with breakfast on day 2 (2 breakfast, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner)
2 meals are not included (2 dinners) 

Hygiene and Comfort
We will be staying at reserved campsites the first night that has flush toilets and drinking water. We will be carrying our all our food, shelter, clothing, drinking water, and equipment in backpacks weighing up to 40 lbs. to our riverside campsite.  Along the river we will practice Leave No Trace methods to dispose of trash and human waste. The campsite we will be at for night 2 and the morning of day 3 has a pit toilet, and no showers. You will have the option to share a tent with one or two people or sleep out under the cover of the stars.  Light weight tents, warm synthetic sleeping bags, foam pads and ground tarps will be provided to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep. The ground consists of sand, rocks, and soft soil.  

Risk / Hazards / Safety 

Cancellation Policy  
How to Register