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Miles and Mussels 16, Brazos River SH 159 to FM 529

This is a 19.1 mile paddle on the Brazos River.  This section contains some good flows but at normal levels, no rapids.  There may be a few obstructions and a couple of rock shelves. Usually excellent fossil hunting on the bars and rock exposures, and a number of freshwater mussel species.  The current is pretty good, and there are quite a number of interesting sand bars to stop on.  This section contains the hard bottom crossing at Bernardo Plantation, and a couple other rocky exposures, but normally no rapids.  Plan is to do this in approximately thirds, with nice breaks and time for exploring.  Depending on participation levels, we may move the meeting place up to SH 159 and shuttle down.


Skill Level:  Novice.  Generally flat water, and for one of these paddles, not overly long.  Could be some more interesting things exposed at really low flows though.

Meet at the FM 529 Bridge on the Brazos

Contact phone numbers for Bruce Bodson:  


Sunday, September 08, 2019, 7:30 AM until 4:00 PM

Bruce Bodson
Registration is required
“Houston Canoe Club members must have an up to date Waiver on file, or print one from the website and bring it, signed, to the putin. Members must also have an American Canoe Association up to date membership. Non-HCC members are welcome, must sign a waiver and pay a $5 fee also if they are not card carrying American Canoe Association members. Non-HCC members who are American Canoe Association members are welcome to join on the paddle, must bring your card and sign the HCC waiver. Thank you for your compliance.
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