On The Cover September 2022

A Little Bit Country


September 1, 2022


No, a lot country this September out at Lake Pleasant. Peoria Country Fest will feature everything from bull riding (the real deal) to rockin' music from four popular country bands: Justin Hitson & Southbound, Billy Shaw Jr Band, Ryan Bexley and Josh Roy. Grab your cowboy boots, bring the kids and celebrate your western heritage at this festive event. Camping might be just the ticket to round out the weekend; all the facilities are there at Lake Pleasant.

And, speaking of camping, Maricopa County Parks is inviting us to make use of their BOGO offer: Who's ready to enjoy a free night's stay in one of Maricopa County's regional parks? Starting October 1, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department is bringing back its popular Buy One, Get One camping promotion. The promotion allows park visitors who pay the camping fee for one night, or more, at a participating desert mountain county park to receive one night of equal or lesser value for free during that same stay. Talk about a super staycation idea!

In some parts of our country, people are looking at September and after Labor Day as the end of summer. Technically perhaps, but in this sunshine state, most of the outdoor activities continue - in fact, in some cases pick up speed as the weather temperatures become more comfortable.

Winter, spring, summer or fall, we continue to enjoy the beautiful and diverse Arizona outdoors. Hope to see you there!

It's A Great Country (Fest)!

Help Boaters Stay And Spend - A grant has helped provide safe, transient dockage.

Maricopa County Parks' BOGO - Want to enjoy a free night's stay at a county park?

Get/Stay Fit! - It's the best way to totally enjoy outdoors.



DOWNSTREAM - Let's do September + Page 2

BOATING - Havasu has "hidden" launch ramps. Page 4

TACKLE AND TARGET- Featured pros are Dan Westfall, Jerry Loughranat. Page 8

LAND CRUISING - Tourism at the Grand Canyon brings in millions. Page 11

WESTERN WILDLIFE - Condors take first flight. Page 14

Labor Day: September 6

Patriot Day: September 11

First Day Of Autumn: September 22

Air Force Birthday: September 18

Click here to see the above stories in the September 2022 online issue.


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