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Rats River Flyer!

Radar River Rats Camping

Our weekend trips are scheduled at Needles Marina, Needles, CA. Our campsites are along a stretch of beach on the Colorado River. We’ve reserved 4 campsites close together with full hook-ups. Our sites will vary from trip to trip. Tent camping is also available.

Campsites

Click here for campsite information and maps.

The River

The River water temperature is usually in the low to mid 70s. Air temperatures can reach as high as 120°F in the summer and drop as low as 45°F at night in the early spring and late fall. Sunshades (at times with misters) are provided by the Club. We strongly recommend you bring personal umbrellas & float toys.

Download pdf map to the Needles Marina and the ARCO gas across the river in Arizona.

Everyone Helps

There is at least one trip leader on each of our weekend trips. We expect everyone to lend a hand when asked as it makes the trip fun for everyone. Breakfasts are do-it-yourself meals. Lunch and dinner are group projects. Since many of us now own RVs with air conditioning, most of the lunch and dinner preparations are done inside. Our chef will need help with BBQ prep. Everyone needs to help with clean up.

For breakfast, you have a choice of cereal, bagels, donuts or muffins. Saturday lunch is cold cut sandwiches or pasta salad with chips, salsa and veggies. Cocktails and appetizers are served Saturday at 5 PM. Sunday brunch is garbage omelets, pancakes or whatever is left over. The dinner menu varies from trip to trip; it will include bar-b-que chicken with steak, tri tip, pork loin, fresh ahi or something special cooked up by our chef. If you require special foods, we encourage you to bring what you need.

The Club owns a trailer that is fully stocked with skis, vests, a BBQ, beer, soda, paper goods, cooking utensils, sun shades, etc. The trailer will be out at our campsite on Friday. Gene usually unpacks the trailer and sets up the tables and drinks. If he needs help on Saturday, set up gets done before skiing. On Sunday, we will need help in breaking down camp and cleaning up.

Suggested Items to Bring

Hat/Visor
Tent
Swim Suit
Sunglasses
Sleeping Bag
Tee-Shirts
Sunscreen
Air Mattress
L/S Shirt
Sandals
Insect Repellent
Light Jacket
Towel
Flashlight
Ski Gloves
Beach Chair
Life Vest (opt.)
Ski/Board (opt.)
Chair Umbrella Drinks/Food for Friday
Small Cooler to take down to the beach


Everyone is Welcome–
Beginner to Expert Skiers & Boarders, Family & Friends!

Camping

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