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Lost River/John Wiggins Bayou

Saturday, February 3, 2018, 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Hugo Point Park
Hugo Point Park
Cove, TX  
William Ohsie
HASK Paddle Trip
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$5.00 (pay at venue)
Trip Description:  At 9:30, we want to be on the water and paddling out from the boat ramp at Hugo Point Park ( 29 48.736'N,  94 47.737'W)  and turn north up Old River Lake. We angle to the east into Lost River and past Lost Lake. We will check out John Wiggins and if its not passable, we will try to circle around and back via Lost Lake depending on the tidal level and depending on energy level of participants. Please arrive no later than 9:30.

Please bring a lunch/snacks and water, warm dry clothes in a dry bag. Hopefully, the hoggers are not out, and if they are we will take Lost River Lake to Trinity River and back (9-10 miles).

If the wind is too high, I will move this trip to Turtle Bayou (just down the road a little and very protected).

Directions to the Put-in:  From Houston

To get to Hugo Point from I-10 (exit 803 right before the Trinity River Bridge) take the FM 565 exit and go south on FM 565 to Gou HoleRoad.  Turn left onto Gou Hole Road and follow it out(There will be one sharp curve around to the left) and on to the gate which will be marked with a sign for the park (Hopefully, it's there).  Turn left into the park.  Day use facilities include a large pavilion, individual picnic tables, restrooms, playground, a two-lane boat ramp, parking for vehicles with or without trailers, and a handicap accessible trail out into the marsh with an accessible observation tower.  Hugo Point is a day use park only, no overnight camping is allowed.


For more details about the park scroll down to #2 at    There is a nice nature walk on top of an old weir dam next to the launch site for anyone with excess energy.




Trip Leader(s)

Bill Ohsie          

HASK Trip Rating*

2 (For distance with low wind)

Ready to Launch at


Duration (hours)

6 hours     

Paddling Miles


Maximum participants


Emergency #s


Distance from Downtown Houston

40 miles
Vehicle Description

Red Subaru Outback: TX BCX-5482

* 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.


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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.



Bob Scaldino is a HASK level 3 trip leader.  Bob enjoys kayaking because he gets to see and experience places that most people will never get the chance to see.  He loves to paddle in remote areas and in the surf.  Bob enjoys leading trips into remote areas (i.e. Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Quetico Provincial Park, Buffalo National River).  He says "You can't match the solitude and the fact that you will probably see more wildlife than people during your trip."  Bob regularly helps to teach both formal and informal HASK training courses.