Originally Posted by tonyv420
ok got a spot at Sunland, I think itís prob. in some guys yard? not sure but he said he had power,sewer,and water. so i guess it will have to do. Is it possible to hear the concerts going on from the river? I hope its a ok place,
iíll be on the river for the most part of the day anyway.
Sunland is awesome. It is the best location to get to the amphiteatre, closest to white sands and not far from vantage. I have never heard the concerts. You can see the theatre but it is way up on top of the cliff and might be able to hear some noise. I bet you can't actually hear and enjoy the concert. Sunland is 5 or 10 minutes from the gorge if you want to drive up there and try and find tickets. Like I said in the last post, get your boat in the water early(before 9) and be ready to be out all day. There isn't really anywhere easy to pull up and run up to your campsite. The only place might be the park where the pool is. There is a little store in sunland that has gas, beer, ice and other essentials. Get your boat in by 9 play out on the water for a couple hours then cruise to white sands at abotu 11 or so(if you want to people watch and party), head back to sunland to pull the boat out at 4 or 5. Usually it is dead clam till 9 or 10 over there, then you get rough water from boats till 1 or so then the wind picks up really bad. It gets really windy. where the boat launch is, is protected for the most part.
I am attaching 2 pictures for you to get an idea of that stretch of river. Like I said before after you put your boat in the water head straight south towards vantage for a mile following the eastern shore(a few hundred yards off), then cross to the western shore and head back north to white sands. You can get closer to this shore but neither side is too shallow. If you want to wakeboard and surf head to the east side of that island. Just know that the water aroudn the island is pretty shallow so stay from the middle of the channel to the east.
Not sure if you got directions to the place but take I90 east go across the bridge in vantage, stay on I90. Get off on teh Silica road exit, take a left, go back under the freeway. The road will curve back to the right and back to the left pretty soon after going under the freeway. Stay on this road for a few miles. Sunland road(I think that is what it is called) is on your left. It is easy to see because it is the only road with street lights(not stop lights, just street lights). Take that left. If you hit the ampitheatre you have gone to far. So after you take the left follow that all the way into sunland. Just make sure and downshift and cruise slowly because you basically drop 500-1000 feet down the side of the cliff on switchbacks. Once in Sunland there are only so many roads so it shouldn't be hard to find.
Hope this helps some.