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Luce Bayou

Monday, May 28, 2018, 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Ponderosa Marina at Luce Bayou
27400 Huffman Cleveland Rd
Huffman, TX  
Phil Salvador
HASK Paddle Trip
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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.
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Trip Description:  This peaceful natural paddle is surprisingly close to the hustle and bustle of FM1960.  Usually a variety of birds can be seen.  We will put in at the Ponderosa Marina on Huffman Cleveland Rd. just west of FM2100 (aka Crosby Huffman Rd).  The marina asks for a nominal parking fee, $7, and the cars should be safe.  There may be a an additional $3 fee for passengers other than driver.  There is a self-pay honor box.

We will paddle upstream several miles and turn around when we've seen enough or can't go any further upstream.  Boat traffic is minimal and virtually non-existent after a mile of paddling. 
The trip is suitable for any kayak . This is a good trip for beginners, short and sheltered from wind and waves.  We can do some stroke training if there is interest


Directions to the Put-in:  Depending on route, the put-in is 30-35 miles from downtown Houston.  From the intersection of FM1960 and FM2100 (Crosby Huffman Rd), head north on 2100 approximately 2 miles and turn left on Huffman Cleveland Rd.  Drive approximately 1 mile to the Ponderosa Marina which is located on the right hand side just before the bridge over the bayou.

Lat - lon of the put-in is  30° 3.383'N   95° 5.949'W


Hazards: The route is a fairly safe route with a concrete boat ramp to launch from.  The ramp may be slick.  Light boat traffic for the first mile or two.  There will be submerged logs and some low hanging branches along the banks.  The weather will probably be warm to hot.  Bring water, sunscreen, hat, sun glasses, bug repellent.  Remember to dress for possible immersion and bring some dry clothes in a dry bag.


Trip Leader             

Phil Salvador
Trip Assistants 
HASK Trip Ratings*

Level 1

Ready to Launch at     

Meet at 10:30 to launch at 11:00 AM

Duration (hours         

3-4 hours 

Paddling Miles


Emergency Initiator

Emergency Phone Numbers

Latest Expected Return Date/Time

911 for Harris County Sheriff
            3:00 p.m. Monday May 28 2018

Auto Description/License#

Contact at Launch Site (opt)                  

Distance from Downtown Houston        

Silver Honda CRV JLX 7922
25 Miles
3rd Party fees (camping, etc.)

Parking ($7) Extra passenger $3 (maybe)


* 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. 

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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  • 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.