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Armand Bayou Paddle for all level of paddlers, including novice

Friday, January 14, 2022, 9:30 AM until 12:00 PM
Bay Area Park (Past UH Clear Lake)
HASK Paddle Trips
7500 Bay Area Blvd
Webster, TX  77058
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
John J Grisaffi
281-714-7171 (p)
HASK Paddle Trip
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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.
Available Slots:
Members pay for their own charges

Trip Description:  Let's get out on the water for a leisurely paddle on Armand Bayou. We will launch from Bay Area Park and paddle north, into the upper reaches of the bayou.  Our serpentine path north is bordered by a lush, verdant landscape, providing home to alligators, turtles, and numerous bird species.  A lazy gator and a few turtles are usually visible on this stretch of bayou.

This is a level 1-2 due to a predicted S wind at 10 mph which will be intermittent due to the turns of the bayou, and of course this could change on the day of the paddle.   Current weather prediction is 58 - 74 degrees and sunny, which means the paddle will likely be comfortable. Upon returning to the put-in at Bay Area Park, some may wish to take a break and then continue to paddle further, or meet up in the park area for lunch in the sheltered area.  You might wish to bring a folding chair, but not necessary.


Be sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and snack if desired (or lunch if you choose), and of course your PFD..

Click the Map quest link for map.  From Houston take I-45 south toward Galveston, exit on to Bay Area Blvd, take a left and travel 5.6 miles east to Bay Area Park. 

Plan to arrive in the Park by 0930 so we can be on the water by 1000.

If you will be late, please call trip leader and advise.  Same if you are not going to paddle.

Stumps, alligators, heat, dehydration, snakes, mosquitoes, wasps, thunderstorms, alien life forms . . . .

Trip Leader  John Grisaffi
Trip Assistants  
 Trip Rating*  1 or 2 depending on wind
 Ready to Launch at  10 AM
 Duration (hours) 2 + hours
 Paddling Miles  ~ 7 miles
 Emergency Initiator  n/a
 Emergency Phone #s  713-477-1221, Pasadena  Police
 Latest Expected Return  12:30 PM
 Auto Description/Lic. # bronze Subaru forester, FGM4959
 Distance from Houston  Approx 28 miles


* Trip ratings are only a  guide.  Actual conditions will vary with wind and other weather.

This is an ACA sanctioned event. All participants in ACA-insured activities must wear properly-fitting U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets (Personal Flotation Devices, or PFDs) at all times during on-water activities. Non-HASK participants must sign a waiver.


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.

COVID Waver - Please download the HASK COVID  Waiver, sign it and bring to the put-in.

  • 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.