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Galveston Island State Park
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Galveston Island State Park
14901 FM 3005
HASK Paddle Trip
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.
Registrants & Fees
This is a relaxed paddle with the opportunity to see lots of birds and enjoy exploring the marshes of the the bay side of this great state park. There is the opportunity to paddle 8-10 miles or more depending on the desires of the group. Because it is a state park, there will be a $5 use fee. Good parking and a nice, gentle, somewhat sandy put-in and facilities at the park entrance. With the blessing of good weather, it will be a beautiful day of paddling.
Bring lunch and snacks. There will be at least one stop in a nice area with a birding platform. Be prepared to navigate fishermen and possibly some beach goers using the launch site. There should be little to no motor boat traffic. Be prepared to do a little shuffle to warn the rays. With decent weather, this should be no more than a level 2 and protected from wind.
The park can be reached from Interstate 45 by exiting right onto 61st Street and traveling south on 61st Street to its intersection with Seawall Boulevard, and then right (west) on Seawall (FM 3005) 10 miles to the park entrance. You will need to go to park HQ first to pay the day fee of $5, which will be to your left. Leave the HQ area, go straight across FM3005 and travel about a mile until it dead ends at our put in.
The Park HQ is located at:
Latitude (degrees, minutes, seconds) N: 29° 11' 55.10"
Longitude (degrees, minutes, seconds) W: 94° 57' 23.40"
This is an ACA sanctioned event. Every participant must wear a PFD.
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.
- Add Smartwaiver with email address “firstname.lastname@example.org” to your address book to ensure emails do not go to junk/spam.
- Select a link below to complete the online waiver.
ACA-HASK Adult Waiver ACA-HASK Minor Waiver
- Respond to the “Confirm your E-Signature” email from ACA / HASK to confirm your email address. Wavier is now complete and valid.
- 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.