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Clear Lake/Taylor Lake Paddle & Brunch -- CANCELLED

Sunday, February 11, 2018, 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM
Clear Lake Park
NASA Rd. 1
5150 NASA Parkway
Seabrook, TX   77586
John J Grisaffi
HASK Paddle Trip
Registration is not Required
All participants must wear a PFD and dress for cold water and wind.
Cancellation Policy:
Notify the Event Contact to cancel your registration.
Available Slots:
Members pay for their own charges
This trip may be changed to Armand Bayou should wind or unexpected boat traffic be an issue.
This decision will be made the morning of the paddle, at the designated put-in on Clear Lake.



Trip Description: We will meet at the Clear Lake boat ramp on NASA Rd. 1 at 0930.  Plan to launch about 1000 and paddle to Taylor Lake, circumnavigate the lake, then return to Clear Lake boat ramp for the take-out.  At this time, those who wish to lunch together will drive further out NASA Rd. 1 to the restaurant, Boondoggles Pub on the left side of the road.  It's about a 3 minute drive.
Taylor Lake is surrounded by homes, mostly $$$$$ homes, some certainly worth seeing due to the beautiful landscapes and architecture.  The boat and jet ski traffic is usually very light.  The surroundings encourage a slow, distracted paddle through the lake.  Once we paddle beyond Red Bluff Road, the scenery becomes the usual marsh grasses and scrub trees, with our ubiquitous refinery backdrop.  The return to Clear Lake will likely be a faster paddle, as our hunger mounts.
Directions: From Houston take Interstate 45 South to the NASA Rd. 1 exit toward Clear Lake (do not take the Bypass exit!), drive to Clear Lake, cross the lake bridge and take the first right into the boat ramp area.  If you miss it, Clear Lake Park will be on the left at a traffic signal.  Turn around and return to the boat ramp area. 
Bathroom facilities are available in the adjacent park across the road.

Hazards: Boat traffic, cold weather, wind, and waves are the greatest challenges on this trip.  We will observe traffic in the area and provide ample room for boats to navigate the lakes.  Dress for the weather. 



Trip Leader  John Grisaffi  
 Trip Assistants  TBD
 Trip Rating*  1 - 2
 Ready to Launch at 1000
 Duration (hours)  4
 Paddling Miles  7
 Emergency Initiator  
 Emergency Phone #s  
 Latest Expected Return  1400
 Auto Description/Lic #  
 Distance from Houston  35 miles




* 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 and sign a HASK/ACA Waiver.  Click on link below to print out the waiver.  Please complete prior to the trip so we can all get on the water a little quicker.  HASK members who have provided a waiver to the HASK Membership Director within the last year do not need to complete a waiver.

o  ACA Waiver - Adult

o  ACA Waiver - Minor



Non-ACA Participants: You must purchase an ACA membership. Select the ACA menu item to join the ACA in advance or pay $5 for a single event membership at the put-in. Checks made out to the ACA are preferred to cash.


Non-HASK ACA Participants:  You must provide your ACA number.