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Port O'Connor (Day 1): Port O'Connor Paddling Trails

When:
Saturday, August 5, 2017, 11:30 AM until 4:00 PM
Where:
The Fishing Center
303 W Water Street
Port O'Connor, TX  77982

361-983-4440
Contact:
William Ohsie
281-513-2398
Category:
HASK Paddle Trip
Registration is required
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.
Cancellation Policy:
Notify the Event Contact to cancel your registration.
Capacity:
7
Available Slots:
4
Registrants & Fees
No Fee
No Fee
No Fee

This trip is part of a two day paddling experience.  Described below is the Saturday event.  Sunday is the San Antonio Bay Partnership (SABP) Powderhorn Shoreline trip to be registered for separately using San Antonio Bay Partnership Paddle Trips and choosing up for the Powderhorn Shoreline trip ($20.  Accommodations are available at Allan and Brigid Berger's house.  Below are accommodations available.  Please contact me if you are interested in staying at the Bergers'.


Main House: Bunkroom (4 bunks) $50 per night

Trailer: $80 per night. Sleeps 4, one queen & 2 bunk beds

All rooms includes breakfast on Sunday

Dinner Saturday night $20 BYOB (Dinner is very good)



Caution!  They have six cats at the house but they stay on the patio (they call it the catio).  If you are highly allergic that will not work.  If you need  a cat fix most of their felines love to be petted.


This will take us on one of the paddling trails in the Port O'Connor Paddling Trails.  We will decide at the launch which trail to take depending on conditions.  See below for more information and a map of the paddling trails.

 
Additional information on these Paddling Trails can be found at:
 
DIRECTIONS FROM HOUSTON TO PORT O'CONNOR:
  1. Take Hwy 59 south toward Victoria
  2. Just before you get to Victoria, take Loop 175 (south)
  3. Travel approximately 7 miles to Hwy 185
  4. Proceed southeast on Hwy 185 for approximately 26 miles to Seadrift
  5. Continue on Hwy 185 east for 15 miles to Port O'Connor
DIRECTIONS TO PUT IN:

The Fishing Center is a privately owned boat ramp and bait stand offering a ramp and parking. Fishing supplies, snacks and drinks, and ice are available for purchase. A restroom is available in the store. The Fishing Center offers the closest access to Marker #1 at Fisherman's Cut which provides access to the 'Back Bay' system.

Directions once in Port O’Connor:

  1. Turn right on S 16th Street (at Speedy Stop Convenience Store).
  2. After several blocks, turn left on Maple Street, then right on 15th Street.
  3. The Fishing Center is located at the corner of 15th Street, Water Street, and the GIW.
  4. To get to Marker #1, paddle across the GIW and enter Fisherman’s Cut.
Lat - lon of the put-in is    28° 26.321'N,    96° 24.862'
 
OPTIONS FOR B&B FOR SATURDAY NIGHT:  Please text or email Bill Ohsie directly.
 

Trip Leader

Bill Ohsie

Trip Assistants

 

Trip Rating*

2

Ready to Launch at

12:00 PM

Duration (hours)

4

Paddling Miles

10

Emergency Initiator


Calhoun County Sheriff

361-553-4646

Latest Expected Return

8:00 PM

Auto Description/Lic #

Red Subaru Outback BCX5482

Distance from Houston

115 miles from downtown HOU

 

This is an ACA sanctioned event. Every participant must wear a PFD.

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