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Discover Christoper Creek

Christopher Creek Cabin's

Area Activities

Christopher Creek offers residents and visitors a variety of outdoor activities in beautiful surroundings year-round. With hundreds of miles of trails, Christopher Creek is a perfect place to ride, walk and explore the wild.  

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Hiking Trails

Woods Canyon Lake


Outdoor enthusiasts of all types including anglers, boaters, hikers, families, and photographers will find Woods Canyon Lake to be a great getaway. The lake also provides a great rental store for all your adventure needs and ice cream on the way out! Learn More.




Willow Springs Lake


Willow Springs Lake is one of the most accessible of the Rim lakes and has a very scenic setting in a heavily forested area on the edge of the Mogollon Rim. Learn More.




Black Canyon Lake


Much like the other lakes listed above this lake is a scenic treat in the middle of the Pines. Due to a fire in the area several years ago the area has lost many trees but still remains beautiful. Black Canyon Lake is only permitted for day use at this time. Learn More.





Tonto Natural Bridge


The largest natural travertine in the world resides just north of Payson. The bridge stands 183 feet high over a 400-foot long tunnel that measures 150 feet at its widest point. There are three hiking trails, a picnic area, and a group use area. Learn More.




Mogollon Rim Road


30 miles north of Payson. Over 7,000 feet in elevation, the rim is a 200-mile long mountain plateau. This scenic drive follows the rim 45 miles east to Highway 260. Vista points along the way provide an awesome view of the Tonto National Forest below. Fishing in the lakes along the way; picnicking, camping, boating, hiking and wildlife viewing make this an unforgettable trip.
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Railroad to Nowhere


Take Forest Road 300 and stop at the head of the East Verde River. A monument to the Battle of Big Dry Wash marks the spot, along with a sign pointing to General Springs. Follow switchback trail down into the canyon, and the tunnel is hidden up to your left in a side canyon. This is a difficult hike.
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Bruzzi Vineyard


Bruzzi Vineyard is located in scenic and historic Young, Arizona. We are the first vineyard in Gila County and our grapes are expertly crafted into some of the finest wines in the state. Explore our exceptional wines and local farm products at our tasting room and farm stand here at the vineyard! Learn More.




Rim Vistor Center


East on Highway 260. Information on camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, cross country skiing, etc. Don’t miss the view from the deck! Learn More.





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Local Lakes

Woods Canyon Lake


Outdoor enthusiasts of all types including anglers, boaters, hikers, families, and photographers will find Woods Canyon Lake to be a great getaway. The lake also provides a great rental store for all your adventure needs and ice cream on the way out! Learn More.




Willow Springs Lake


Willow Springs Lake is one of the most accessible of the Rim lakes and has a very scenic setting in a heavily forested area on the edge of the Mogollon Rim. Learn More.




Black Canyon Lake


Much like the other lakes listed above this lake is a scenic treat in the middle of the Pines. Due to a fire in the area several years ago the area has lost many trees but still remains beautiful. Black Canyon Lake is only permitted for day use at this time. Learn More.





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Fishing & Wildlife

What are the age group cut off dates?


The age group cut off date is: Autumn and Spring Seasons: December 31st the year that the season is in. Players must play UNDER the age they are on December 31st. i.e. if a player is 9 on December 31st they play U10, if they are 10 or 11 they play U12s, if they are 12 or 13 they play U14.




Can I play up an age group with my friends?


Bullits Basketball Club encourages players to play in their age group wherever possible. The Southern Basketball Association Competitions By-Laws determine the domestic competition rules. The by-laws currently allow for players to play up one age group above their current age competition. Hence players are able to play up an age group with their friends if desired. Note there are different rules for Sabres Representative players that must be complied with. Refer to the Competitions By-Laws on the SBA website.




How do I buy a Bullits singlet?


Reversible playing singlets are available for purchase direct through our online shop at a cost of $60.00. All new players are required to purchase a singlet.




Where do I buy Bullits shorts?


Bullits shorts can be purchased direct from the club via our online shop at a cost of $45.00.




What are the fees to play with Bullits?


The current registration fee is $285 for a season. $275 Bullits registration fee and $10 Southern Basketball Association fee. A Basketball Victoria fee of $25 for juniors and $37 for seniors is due once a year (covering two consecutive domestic seasons). Note the BV is a compulsory fee for all players in Victoria, payable every 12 months. We offer a $10 sibling discount for additional registrations at the same time. There is a $50 late fee for registration fees that are paid after the closing date.




I coach my child’s team, is there a coach concession?


Parents who coach their son/daughter's team will receive a $100 reduction in fees.




What is the cost of entry into the stadium?


Under 18 years entry to the stadium is FREE. 18 years and over can pay $4 casual entry fee or purchase a Membership Entry Card online at the SBA website for $25. This pass gives unlimited entry to the stadium for one season excluding finals games. An entry fee of $4 per adult is payable throughout finals.




What day does each age group play?


Monday: U12 Girls, U18 Girls Tuesday: U14 Girls Wednesday: U16 Girls Thursday: U10 Girls and U10 Boys Friday: U9 Girls and U9 Boys Saturday: U12, U14, U16, U18A/B Boys Sunday: U18 Boys, U20/U21 Men and Women, U23 Men and Women




What are the game times?


On weekdays games are generally played at: 4.15pm, 5.00pm, 5.45pm, 6.30pm, 7.15pm, 8.00pm, 8.45pm (if required). The number of teams in the competition will determine the game time.




Where are games played?


The main stadium is in Tulip St, Cheltenham. Games are also played at Cheltenham Secondary College, Mentone Girls Secondary College, Mentone Grammar and Parkdale Secondary College.




Do games run over the school holidays?


No. Games run throughout the school term.




Where do I access the game fixture?


Game times, days and venues can be found on www.southernbasketball.com.au under “Domestic Competitions” - “Fixtures”. You can access the page here.




How many players should be in a team?


A team needs 5 players on the court and 2 or 3 players on the bench. Club policy is teams have up to 8 players. It is up to the individual teams if they wish to register with 9 players. When determining team size, consideration should be given as to whether players are involved in any other sports that may clash with basketball games (e.g. football in the winter season).




How many games can I fill in for a team in a higher grade in the same age group?


Maximum 2 games.




How many games can I fill in for a team in a higher age group?


There is no limit. However if you play more than 3 games you would have to register and pay fees to play in the team.




Does Bullits grade teams?


Bullits is primarily a friendship based club but on request we will grade players or teams.




I have never scored before, where can I get information?


Scoring instructions are available at: https://basketballvictoria.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/PHQ-ElectronicScoring-200120-2.pdf Please note that when scoring, it is expected that scorers will act impartially, ie no cheering, yelling or coaching from the scorebench.




Where do Bullits teams’ train?


Junior teams train in the school stadium at Sandringham East Primary School (Holloway Road) and the hall at Sandringham Secondary College on Bluff Rd (enter via Lawson Pde).




Do I need to provide a coach for a team?


Teams are encouraged to source their own coach. Parents who coach their son/daughter’s team will receive a $100 discount on fees. If teams are unable to source their own coach, the club will endeavour to find that team a coach. Please note this is not guaranteed. If successful, the team is required to pay a $150 Junior Coach Levy that will contribute towards the payment the coach receives at the end of the season. The club provides trainers at training sessions at Sandringham East Primary School and Sandringham Secondary College to help run training sessions. Each trainer is a Level 1 Basketball Coach and can be used as a mentor for some ideas or run the whole session each week.




Do Bullits teams have to train each week?


Teams can elect to play games and not train. A reduced registration fee is available for those teams electing to forgo a weekly training slot.




What is the heat policy for games and training?


Games: if the court temperature is over 35 degrees then game times will be shortened to 18 minute halves with a five minute half time and a mandatory time out at the 9 minute mark of each half. Training is cancelled if the temperature is over 35 degrees at 3.30pm.





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