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Dickinson Bayou Paddle

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 9:30 AM until 2:00 PM
Hwy. 3 @ 48th St.
48th St.
Dickinson, TX  
John J Grisaffi
HASK Paddle Trip
Registration is required
This is an ACA sanctioned event. All participants must wear a PFD. See all rules at the bottom of this page.
Cancellation Policy:
Notify the Event Contact to cancel your registration.
Available Slots:
Members pay for their own charges

Trip Description: 
We will meet at 9:30 AM, ready to launch by 10:00 AM, at the boat ramp on Hwy. 3, Dickinson, Texas.  There are full bathroom facilities at Paul Hopkins Park on FM 517, on the way to the put-in.  There was a porta-can at the put-in last time we launched from this site.  We will paddle for about 6 - 8 miles depending on the participants.  This is a casual and pleasant paddle event, surrounded by vegetation along the bayou and some interesting homes.  Nearby is a barbecue restaurant if we want to lunch before heading back home.

Directions: Take I-45 South and exit FM 517.  Take FM 517 East (to the left under the freeway).  You will go over one little bayou, Paul Hopkins Park is on the right just before another bayou might serve as a bathroom break.  Because of Christmas lighting efforts, it may be closed.  Cross at traffic light, turn right at next entrance to the park - restrooms are located at this parking lot.  Or, continue onward to Hwy 3, turn right and travel about 0.3 mile to 48th St. and turn right into the boat ramp area.

.Put-in location:       
29 27.200'N, 95 4.068'W

Hazards: May include motor boat traffic, jet ski traffic, water snakes, submerged tree stumps, hanging limbs and branches, insects and wasps. 
Bring plenty of drinking water to maintain hydration throughout the paddle.  Please be mindful of the weather and dress/pack accordingly. The weather is currently predicted to be about 50's at put-in, reaching about 70 in the afternoon.



Trip Leader  John Grisaffi
 Trip Assistant good luck with that

Trip Rating* 1 to 2
 Ready to Launch at  10 am
 Duration (hours)  4
 Paddling Miles 6 - 8 
 Emergency Initiator  
 Emergency Phone #s 911
 Latest Expected Return  2 pm 
 Distance from Houston  25 miles


Trip ratings are only a guide.  Actual conditions will vary with wind and other weather; could become level 2.


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

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  • Select a link below to complete the online waiver. 

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  • 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.