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Pleasure Park

06/21/2019 @ 8:30 am - 06/23/2019 @ 5:00 pm

Weekend Trip to the Gunnison River at Pleasure Park

March 2019 Member Meeting Video with Gavin Green with Gunnison River Expeditions! 

Dates: June 21,22,23 2019

POC: Debbie Catania-Arnold, secretary@colowomenflyfishers.org , 303-941-3957

Location: 8949 Pleasure Park Rd, Hotchkiss, CO 81419, USA

Information:

    • Ladies, I (Debbie) am staying at the campground at the Pleasure Park. I will arrive Thursday night and plan to leave sometime on Sunday. Call me if you want to carpool.
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    • We have reserved 5 primitive RV sites right there at Pleasure Park (no hookups). We can throw tents up around the RVs if desired. We can probably even add spots if needed. There is a “basic” bath house on premises. No frills here, Ladies! We’re going for the fish :). No potable water on site! Bring LOTS! The rate is $12/per person.
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    • From Pleasure Park, we can wade upstream for good fishing right from the premises. Or, we can catch boat shuttles upstream and fish back with guides or launch our own (kayaks, paddleboards, pontoons, rafts, etc!). Please be aware there are some swift, very shallow sections – and know your fishing vessel! 🙂  Or, get dropped off half way and wade back down. Check out the services!
    • Maybe head into Hotchkiss for Dinner on Saturday night. A place called the Trading Post gets good reviews. 
    • There is basic food during the day on premises (breakfast burritos & sandwiches), but not dinner. If you are staying at the lodge on site, you will need to drive back to Hotchkiss for dinner or BYO.
    • We can do a little research on other public stretches below Pleasure Park. 

Meet Location: Pleasure Park

Map/Directions:  Take the exit onto I-70 W toward Grand Jct. Take exit 116 for CO-82 E toward Glenwood Springs/Aspen,1 mi. Turn right onto CO-82 E, Pass by Jimmy John’s (on the right in 0.8 mi),11.7 mi. Turn right onto CO-133 S, 1.0 mi. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit and stay on CO-133 S, 65.9 mi. Turn right onto CO-92 W/E Bridge St. Continue to follow CO-92 W. Continue straight to stay on CO-92 W. Parts of this road may be closed at certain times or days, 6.5 mi. Turn left onto Pleasure Park Rd Destination will be on the right, .4 mi.

Fly Shops, Guided Fly fishing or Floats:

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    • Gunnison River Expeditions https://www.gunnisonriverexpeditions.com. Guided floats through the Gunnison Gorge are already full (with this outfitter), but guided trips on the 4 miles above Pleasure Park can be arranged. Sounds like we can reserve jet boat rides up the river (4.5 miles). From there you can get into guide boats and float down, or you can put in your personal pontoon (or rent one), or inflatable and float back to Pleasure Park. You can also get dropped off from jet boat around 2.5 miles up and wade back to pleasure park. Call to arrange and check on rates. (970) 872-3232.

Accommodations:

    • We have reserved 5 primitive RV sites right there at Pleasure Park (no hookups). We can throw tents up around the RVs if desired. We can probably even add spots if needed. There is a “basic” bath house on premises. No frills here, Ladies! We’re going for the fish :). No potable water on site! Bring LOTS! The rate is $12/per person. 
    • For lodging, the Hotchkiss Inn is recommended back in Hotchkiss. Mention we are fishing with Pleasure Park for a discount. Reserve early, these dates are pretty prime for this stretch of the river. http://www.hotchkissinnmotel.com (970) 872-2200
    • There is a lodge at Pleasure Park and even cabins, but Sandy says people usually prefer the accommodations at the Hotchkiss Inn. It’s all pretty rustic. The cabins are very rustic and around $70 per person and can be quite hot that time of year. No air conditioning. The lodge is around $100 per person. No TV and very basic. Not sure about air conditioning. Call (970) 872-3232 to ask about the accommodations on site and decide for yourselves. If you are staying at the lodge on site, you will need to drive back to Hotchkiss for dinner or BYO. Breakfast burritos and sandwiches available during the day. VERY basic. 

NOTES:  

  • All guests of members must sign a release form before attending CWF trips. The guest must sign and bring the signed form to the trip meet location/time and provide to the POC before fishing with the club. Members can download the form here:  Acknowledgement of Risk and Release of Liability for Guests

Details

Start:
06/21/2019 @ 8:30 am
End:
06/23/2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Pleasure Park
8949 Pleasure Park Road
Hotchkiss, CO 81419 United States
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Phone:
970-872-3232
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Attendance: 3

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