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Colorado River below Bay City, TX

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Riverside Park
7320 FM 2668
Bay City, TX   77414

Chris Arceneaux
HASK Paddle Trip
Registration is required by May 19, 2017
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.
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Paddle 11.5 miles downstream on Texas' longest river. It should have been called Rio Commanche since the Commanches controlled it for so long in the 18th and 19th Century. This will be a shuttle trip. Putting in at Riverside Park, Bay City and taking out at the bridge at the Highway 521 River Park.

Option to camp Friday night at Riverside Park...

Directions -- From Whataburger in Bay City, TX, take Texas 60 - Drive six miles South; turn right on F.M. 2668, Riverside park is two miles west on the right. For park information, call 979-245-0340.

Lat - lon is 
28°55'17"N, 96° 0'53"W

Hazards -- Staying hydrated, wind in faces when bends in the river leave us more exposed than normal.   Too much current making a 4-hour trip a 2.5 hour trip.


Trip Leader  Chris Arceneaux 
 Trip Assistants  
 Trip Rating*  2
 Ready to Launch at  9:00 AM
 Duration (hours  6
 Paddling Miles 12
 Emergency Initiator  
 Emergency Phone #s  911, Sheriff (979) 241-3275
 Latest Expected Return  5 PM
 Auto Description/Lic #  
 Distance from Houston Appox 100 miles 


* 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.

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  • 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.