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Champion Lake Canoe/Kayak

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 9:30 AM until 4:00 PM
Champion Lake Boat Ramp
Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge
Liberty, TX  
Tom Douglas
Registration is required
No Fee

The Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge, which was established in 1994 to protect a remnant of the bottomland hardwood forest ecosystem along the Trinity River, includes the Champion Lake Public Use Area, where we will paddle. It is located about 40 miles northeast of downtown Houston. High water levels on the Trinity River during early April have filled the lake, making for an excellent opportunity to explore the flooded cypress forest. Participants must provide their own canoe or kayak, life jackets (required to be worn), and paddles. The trip leader can help you with advice regarding gear rentals from Houston area outfitters, if needed. Paddling time: 3-4 hours, plus breaks for sightseeing and lunch. Difficulty: moderate. Recommended donation to the Houston Sierra Club: $10. Trip size is limited. To register, contact Tom Douglas at or (713) 869-6026. A detailed trip information sheet will be sent by email to registered participants.