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Armand Bayou Paddle for all level of paddlers, including novice

Sunday, June 02, 2019, 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Bay Area Park (Past UH Clear Lake)
HASK Paddle Trips
7500 Bay Area Blvd
houston, TX  77058
John Grisaffi
281-714-7171 (p)
HASK Paddle Trip
Registration is required
This is an ACA sanctioned event. All participants must wear a PFD. Non-HASK participants must sign a waiver. See all rules at the bottom of this page.
Cancellation Policy:
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Available Slots:
No Fee

Trip Description:  Let's get out on the water for a leisurely paddle on Armand Bayou. We will launch from Bay Area Park and paddle north, into the upper reaches of the bayou; or south into Horsepen Bayou, depending on the group mood at put-in.  Our serpentine path north is bordered by a lush, verdant landscape, providing home to alligators, turtles, and numerous bird species.  A lazy gator and a few turtles are usually visible on this stretch of bayou.

This is a level 1 paddle unless it is windy, and that is usually sporadic due to the turns of the bayou. As such a casual paddle, this is a great time for entry-level kayakers to practice and receive instructions on strokes, form, etc. if desired, but not mandatory. Upon returning to the put-in at Bay Area Park, some may wish to take a break and then continue to paddle further, or meet up at a nearby restaurant for lunch. 


Be sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and snack if desired (or lunch if you choose), and of course your PFD..

Click the Map quest link for map.  From Houston take I-45 south toward Galveston, exit on to Bay Area Blvd, take a left and travel 5.6 miles east to Bay Area Park. 

Plan to arrive in the Park by 0900 so we can be on the water by 0930.

Stumps, alligators, heat, dehydration, snakes, mosquitoes, wasps, thunderstorms, alien life forms, and
                 arriving late for the put-in and expecting forgiveness. (Some of these are not serious--you guess which)

Trip Leader  John Grisaffi
Trip Assistants  TBD
 Trip Rating*  1 or 2 depending on wind
 Ready to Launch at  9:30 AM
 Duration (hours) 2.5 + hours
 Paddling Miles  ~ 7 miles
 Emergency Initiator  n/a
 Emergency Phone #s  713-477-1221, Pasadena  Police
 Latest Expected Return  2:00 PM
 Auto Description/Lic # bronze Subaru forester, FGM4959
 Distance from Houston  Approx 28 miles


* Trip ratings are only a  guide.  Actual conditions will vary with wind and other weather.


This is an ACA sanctioned event. Every participant must wear a PFD.


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.

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  • 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.