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Dickinson Bay/Galveston Bay Paddle Trip
Sunday, May 05, 2019, 9:30 AM until 2:30 PM
Dickinson Bay - Launch from public boat ramp under TX-146 bridge at Dickinson Bayou.
HASK Paddle Trip
This is an ACA sanctioned event. All participants in ACA-insured activities must wear properly-fitting U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets (Personal Flotation Devices, or PFDs) at all times during on-water activities. Non-HASK participants must sign a waiver. See all rules at the bottom of this page.
The group will meet at the Public Boat Ramp at Dickinson Bayou beneath TX-146. Arrive by 9:30 AM and be ready to launch by 10:00 a.m. The exact route will be determined depending on weather conditions. If the wind is light, we can go out into Galveston Bay and take a break at Dollar Point. We will choose a route to maintain Level 1 - 2 conditions. If it's really windy, we'll paddle upstream on Dickinson Bayou or move the launch to the upper part of Dickinson Bayou. Please bring snacks and lots of water.
Directions to the Put-in: From downtown Houston, drive south on I-45 to FM517, about 28 miles from downtown Houston. Drive east on 517 for approximately 6.5 miles to TX-146. Turn right and drive south on 146 for approximately .5 miles. Exit 146 to the right just before the bridge and go to the public boat ramp below the bridge.
Lat-lon of put-in: 29° 27.736'N, 94° 58.453'W
Hazards: The launch is adjacent to a boat ramp. We must be watchful for traffic on land and in the water. Boat traffic will be present once on the water. There are barges moored along the bayou. There can be a range of boats present on the water. The channel dips close to the South shore for the first mile, so be sure to be outside the channel even though it is close to the shore at this point if paddling along the south shoreline (on the right going out). Each person should have plenty of water (it will be HOT) and sunscreen and rain gear. Bring snacks/lunch for a stop somewhere along the route (hopefully at Dollar Point).
| Trip Leader
|| Bill Ohsie
| Trip Rating*
| Paddles Wet at
| 10:00 AM
| Duration (hours)
| Paddling Miles
| Emergency Initiator
| Emergency Phone #s
||Galveston Coast Guard 409-766-5633
Galveston Sheriff 409-766-2322
| Latest Expected Return
|| 2:00 PM
| Auto Description/Lic #
|| Red Subaru Outback - BX 5482
| Distance from Houston
|| 40 Miles
* Trip ratings are only a guide. Actual conditions will vary with wind and other weather.
This is an ACA sanctioned event. All participants in ACA-insured activities must wear properly-fitting U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets (Personal Flotation Devices, or PFDs) at all times during on-water activities.
Waivers - Please complete our easy to use online waiver if you are a HASK member who has not signed a waiver within the last 12 months or a non- HASK participant. Read the waiver carefully. You give up substantial rights when you sign it.
- Add Smartwaiver with email address “email@example.com” to your address book to ensure emails do not go to junk/spam.
- Select a link below to complete the online waiver.
ACA-HASK Adult Waiver ACA-HASK Minor Waiver
- Respond to the “Confirm your E-Signature” email from ACA / HASK to confirm your email address. Wavier is now complete and valid.
- You will receive a confirmation email. Please download and print a copy of the waiver and bring it to the trip put-in.
Guests – You are welcome to join us for a couple of paddle trips. HASK will cover the $5 ACA event membership for non-ACA members. Hopefully you will then join HASK and continue paddling with us.