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White’s Bayou – Barrow Slough

When:
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Where:
White's Park boat launch
http://www.co.chambers.tx.us/default.aspx?name=parks.whites_park
222 White Park Road
Wallisville, TX  
Contact:
Kent Walters
713-306-6668
Category:
Trips
Registration is recommended
Capacity:
12
Available Slots:
4
Registrants & Fees
No Fee

Location:     

White Park boat launch, but 3 alternate possibilities depending on conditions will be described in the float package for those who register

 

Directions:

East from Houston on I-10 past 99, pass Old River, pass Trinity River, take Exit 812 and go south (right) on Hwy 61, then west (right) on White Park Road

 

Registration plus email to trip leader preferred

 

Cost:  If ACA member, no cost.  If not, $5.00

– Please pay with correct change at event

 

Number of participants limited to 12

 

Brief description:  up to 12 miles (round trip) of meandering, narrow bayou – lots of beautiful, mostly green scenery.  Expect it to be sunny, hot and humid, and come prepared to minimize interaction with some of the local wildlife (mosquitoes).  We will probably have to eat lunch and take breaks in our boats due to lack of take-out locations and height of water.  We will seek out shady locations for snacks, lunch and breaks.

 

 

Skill Level: 

Beginner:  Familiarity with basic strokes and can make the boat go straight on flat water typically experienced on Armand Bayou. You can maneuver the boat on slowly moving water, possess an awareness of basic river safety and can confidently avoid hazards and strainers frequently experienced on Texas' Colorado River or the Buffalo Bayou at a modest flow rate.