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Postponed due to unsafe water levels. Level 1: 5.6 Mile to Cotton Lake

Saturday, September 9, 2017, 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM
Hugo Park / Chamber's County, just West of the I-10 Bridge over Old River / Lost River (East of Bayt
Hugo Park Website
1705 Gou Hole Rd.
Cove, TX   77523
Chris Arceneaux
HASK Paddle Trip
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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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Cotton Lake is due east of Houston, about 35 miles from downtown. This is a true coastal wetland area, a spawning grounds and nursery for many forms of aquatic and wetland life. It's a good place to see wading birds, from herons to roseate spoonbills, and occasional alligators. Expect a lot of sun exposure. In fall and winter there are lots of ducks. We will follow a sheltered path from the boat ramp to the bayou that takes us to the lake. We'll paddle out to the lake around some islands, take a break and paddle back

Alligators are fairly common in this area, but they are very timid and will sink as soon as they see you and our kayaks. This trip needs at least 3 hours at a leisurely pace. Any kayak will do, including sit-on-tops.

From Interstate 10, take the Cove/Winfree/Old River exit (Exit 803). Go South on FM 565, for approximately .8 mile. You will come to an intersection with highway 3246 / Gou Hole Road. Turn left on Gou Hole Road and follow it for approximately .7 miles to the intersecting street which is Maley Road. Go right on Maley Road. Drive slow.  The next intersection has a sign with a left arrow pointing to the Hugo Park Boat Ramp.  If you follow the sign to the left it will take you to the put-in which is on Old River. There is a rest room there.


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 “” 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.