Trip Description: We will paddle upstream for a few miles and then turn around to return to the put-in. An optional paddle can be taken to Horsepen Bayou towards downstream.
This is a level 1-2 paddle
Be sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and snack if desired (or lunch if you choose), and of course your PFD.
Directions: 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. You will pass over a bayou (Horsepen Bayou) and then Armand Bayou. You will see the park exit driveway first right after passing over Armand Bayou. Go past there to the second driveway which is the entrance. Turn right to enter the park and make a quick right turn which crosses the park between ball fields. Go straight to a parking lot near a duck pond and a kayak launch. Be careful crossing the road that goes towards the exit. There are bathrooms in front of the duck pond on the right.
Lat - lon of the put-in is 29° 35.727'N, 95° 5.382'W
Plan to arrive in the Park by 0930 so we can be on the water by 1000.
Hazards: Stumps, alligators, heat, dehydration, snakes, mosquitoes, wasps, thunderstorms, alien life forms . . . .
| Trip Rating*
|| 1 or 2 depending on wind
| Ready to Launch at
|| 10:00 AM
| Duration (hours)
| Paddling Miles
|| ~ 8-9 miles
| Emergency Initiator
| Emergency Phone #s
|| 713-477-1221, Pasadena Police
| Latest Expected Return
|| 2:30 PM
| Auto Description/Lic #
||Red Subaru Outback TX BCX5482
| 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. All participants in ACA-insured activities must wear properly-fitting U.S. Coast Guard-approved lifejackets (Personal Flotation Devices, or PFDs) at all times during on-water activities. Non-HASK participants must sign a waiver.
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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.