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Lake Charlotte-Mac Lake Day Trip
Sunday, March 26, 2017, 10:00 AM until 3:30 PM
Lake Charlotte County Park Entrance
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
ACA Member & Non-HASK
HASK Member & Companions
Trip Description: We will meet at 9:30 to launch at 10:00 from Cedar Hill Park, paddle west to Mac Bayou, then north into Little Mac Lake, Mac Lake, make a lunch stop at the cut. After lunch, we'll paddle back into Lake Charlotte and see if anyone wants to explore a little further across the Lake or head home. This is a beautiful cypress swamp paddle.
There are concrete privies at Cedar Hill Park where we launch, but that's it. The lunch stop has some outstanding bushes and trees, and it will be about two hours before we stop there. We can figure out any other contingencies.
Directions to the Put-in: Our destination is Cedar Hill Park. To get there take I-10 East from
Houston about 35 miles and cross over the Trinity River bridge.
Continue 4 miles further to FM 563 at exit 810. Turn left onto FM563
(North) and go 2.7 miles to Lake Charlotte Rd. Turn left (West) and
travel 1.0 mile to the entrance (left turn) to Cedar Hill Park. It's approximately 45
miles from Downtown Houston. The Lat/Long for the put-in is N29
52.606 W94 43.132. The Google directions are not as accurate as they need to be so take the directions above.
Here is some historical info. on the immediate area we will be in:
AND: Crawfish afterwards!
Hazards: East Texas critters - alligators, fire ants, wasps, snakes. poison ivy. Lake can get very choppy in a 15 mph wind.
Trip Leader Pat Cox
HASK Trip Ratings*
Level 1 - 2 depending on wind
Ready to Launch at
Paddling Miles 7-10
Emergency Phone Numbers
Latest Expected Return
911 or Liberty County Sheriff (936) 336-4500
Contact at Launch Site (opt)
Distance from Downtown Houston
3 rd Party fees (camping, etc.)
* 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.
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.