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outdoorjp
05-02-2017, 10:50 AM
We are going to stay at the Blue Water Casino and Resort next month any words of advice?
Renting a boat slip on the water for both nights I see they have a cable park there for the kids too.
Tiki Bar to drink beer on the river and watch people go by.
Any shallow spots to stay away from or places to go wake surf at that are better than others?

lashburn1
05-02-2017, 11:04 AM
Great choice.
Docks are excellent and just outside your rooms
Casino inside is OK if you're into that.
Giant indoor pool with slide that kids seem to never want to leave.
* Parent supervision is 100% required. No alcohol and pool area.

Great sandbar directly across from hotel Marina, even a couple of clips to jump off right there.

Approximately 1/2 mile up river from hotel marina is the best place to wake surf board.
Early in the morning until around nine or 10 AM is the best time. After that it becomes very crowded or rough water.

Most of the river is lined with homes that have floating docks and boats tied up.
It is considered extremely poor etiquette to Surf near any of them.
* there is an entirely different thread to discuss this.

Pirates Bar(Den/restaurant?) is a great place to eat and take a break in the shade. They also have indoor dining with air-conditioning. They have their own dock around back , Also a great place to Top off your fuel tank without having passing boaters smash you into the dock.

There are some other places waterfront bars and Etc , but they are typically not kid friendly.

As far as boating, be very alert as there are shallow spots, sandbars that include river rocks.
Are usually enough people to follow on the river to keep you safe. Just make sure you were not following a JET boat.

At the opposite end of Parker all the way north is the damn.
a great place float down, you can swim and float next to the boat.
We would always keep a short rope in the water or Tie a tube on a short leash to hang on to while adrift

Make sure one person is watching where the boat is drifting, it's easy to get into shallow water, and with our boats you don't want to drag the bottom

lashburn1
05-02-2017, 11:06 AM
Our very 1st trip to Parker.
Pre-Mastercraft Jet Boat daze

https://vimeo.com/71207231

outdoorjp
05-02-2017, 11:18 AM
Great reply!!!
Gambling is not are thing at all but they had clean docks off river and lots for the kids.
We looked at a Keys house but not as much for kids to do.

Water cold in mid june?

lashburn1
05-02-2017, 11:58 AM
Great reply!!!
Gambling is not are thing at all but they had clean docks off river and lots for the kids.
We looked at a Keys house but not as much for kids to do.

Water cold in mid june?

Parker is cool all the time. Dam releases from Bottom so its cool near the Dam...warming as you head to BlueWater

Its good from now until Oct??

So hot it doesn't matter.

outdoorjp
05-03-2017, 04:13 PM
Well trip canceled. ...
Boy got selected for u11 baseball allstars for Carlsbad.
No vacations allowed for next 3 months....

CantRepeat
05-03-2017, 05:51 PM
Well trip canceled. ...
Boy got selected for u11 baseball allstars for Carlsbad.
No vacations allowed for next 3 months....

Happens that way sometimes. Rooting for your boy!