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Lake Texana Campground/Paddle Navidad River

Friday, May 4, 2018, 4:00 PM until Sunday, May 6, 2018, 12:00 PM
Texana Park & Campground
Lat: 28.95539
Lon: -96.544878
46 Park Road 1
Edna, TX  77957

William Ohsie
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. Register early for campsites by emailing me. I have reserved four and will assign them to registrants. Important! How many registrants I take also depends on how many people share campsites. If I run out, you are welcome to make your own registration. See below for the link.
Cancellation Policy:
Notify the Event Contact to cancel your registration.
Available Slots:
Members pay for their own charges
This is pretty park for camping and activities will include:

You can come down and paddle Saturday without camping or add camping and possible trip Sunday morning.

Registering for this event is registering for paddling Saturday or Saturday/Sunday

1. car camping Friday and/or Saturday nights at Texana Park & Campground, formerly Lake Texana State Park.
2. Saturday day paddle up the Navidad River.
3. Sunday day paddle on Mustang Creek or Lake Texana.

Contact me if you are camping.  Let me know by email which night(s) you are camping. I have reserved 6 campsites (5 are lakefront) in my name, numbered 77 (Bill Ohsie is one occupant), 78, 80, 82, 84 and 85. The campsites are $30 per night per site.  These sites will have electricity and water but not sewer hookups. They can each accommodate three tents or an RV plus 1 tent. If you want full hookups or a site by yourself, register on your own by calling 361-782-5718. Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 1:00 PM.  Camping fee is $30 per site per night.  Multiple people at each site will share the fee.  I will collect payments at the park.
Don't use the information on the TPWD website because the park is now run by the Lavaca-Navidad River Authority.

Description: This is a  HASK trip on the Navidad River going upriver from Lake Texana.  We will launch at 10:00 AM.  The boat ramp is immediately off of Highway 59 right after the bridge that goes over Lake Texana as you are going south on HIghway 59.  We'll do 8-10 miles round-trip on the Navidad River, hoping to find a place to get out.

There are no facilities anywhere except for bushes off the parking area, but there is a RV/truck stop just before Ganado at the first exit for the town. It has a good small town restaurant. It's the TA Truck Stop.


Directions: Highway 59 just past Ganado. The boat launch is on the south- west side of the bridge immediately after it goes over Lake Texana off a short gravel feeder road.   There is a boat ramp sign indicating the exit.


Lat - lon of the exit to the boat ramp off Highway 59 is    29° 1'1.55"N,    96°34'14.67"W

My cellphone number is 281-513-2398

Navidad River Put In

Hazards: There are alligators in the area and all the usual suspects of SE Texas. 



Trip Leader(s)

Bill Ohsie, Gene Toomey, assistant

HASK Trip Rating*


Level 2

Ready to Launch at


10:00 am (Saturday)  

Duration (hours)



Paddling Miles


8-10 miles

Maximum participants


Emergency #s


Jackson Co Sheriff 361-782-3541 or 911

Distance from Downtown Houston


90 miles
3rd Party fees (camping, etc.)


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


Keep an eye on this space for information updates.

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.

  • Add Smartwaiver with email address “” 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 WaiverACA-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.