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Galveston Island State Park POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER

When:
Saturday, February 9, 2019, 9:30 AM until 3:00 PM
Where:
Galveston Island State Park
14901 FM 3005
Galveston, TX  
Contact:
Bruce R Asher
832-693-8551
Category:
HASK Paddle Trip
Registration is required
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.
Capacity:
11
Available Slots:
2
No Fee
This is a relaxed paddle with the opportunity to see lots of birds and enjoy exploring the marshes of the the bay side of this great state park. There is the opportunity to paddle 8-10 miles or more depending on the desires of the group. Registration is required at the Park HQ and there will be a $5 use fee.

Be there at 9:30 with paddles wet at 10:00. The put-in is at Oak Bayou Access Point on the other side of the highway from the Park HQ:  29o 12' 17.28" N  94o 57' 25.50" W.  Number 2 on the park trails map.  Cut and paste the following link for a copy

https://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwdpubs/media/park_maps/pwd_mp_p4504_0042j.pdf

Good parking and a nice put-in with an outhouse! Bring water, lunch and snacks.  There will be at least one stop in a nice area with a birding platform. Be prepared to navigate fishermen.  There should be little to no motor boat traffic. Be prepared to do a little shuffle to warn the sting rays. With decent weather, this should be no more than a level 2 and protected from a southerly wind. 

The park can be reached from Interstate 45 by exiting right onto 61st Street and traveling south on 61st Street to its intersection with Seawall Boulevard, and then right (west) on Seawall (FM 3005) 10 miles to the park entrance. You will need to go to park HQ first to pay the day fee of $5, which will be to your left. Leave the HQ area, go straight across FM3005 and travel about a half mile to the put in.

Hazards:  Cold Water, MUD, possible low water, oysters (May want to paddle a plastic boat), sting rays

The Park HQ is located at:
Latitude
(degrees, minutes, seconds) N:  29
°11' 55.10"

Longitude (degrees, minutes, seconds) W:  94° 57' 23.40"

Trip Leader Bruce Asher
Trip Assistants
Trip Rating   2
   
Expected Time on Water 4-5 hours
Paddling Miles 8
Emergency Initiator (Level 3 & 4)
Emergency Phone #s Galveston Coast Guard409-766-5633
Galveston Sheriff   409-766-2322

Latest Expected Return 3:30 pm
Auto Description/Lic # Grey Toyota Tacoma Pickup FWF2896
Distance from Houston   38 miles

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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.

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 “noreply@smartwaiver.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