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 SSW wind at 13 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 74 -97 degrees and sunny, which means the paddle will likely be comfortable at the start. 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 at a favorite burger joint on Bay Area Blvd.
Be sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and snack if desired (or lunch if you choose), and of course your PFD (REQUIRED!)..
Directions: 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 0900 so we can be on the water by 0930.
If you will be late, please call trip leader and advise. Also notify trip leader if you are not going to paddle after having signed up for the paddle. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Hazards: Stumps, alligators, heat, dehydration, snakes, mosquitoes, wasps, thunderstorms, alien life forms . . . .
| Trip Rating*
|| 1 or 2 depending on wind
| Ready to Launch at
|| 930 AM
| Duration (hours)
||2 + hours
| Paddling Miles
|| ~ 7 miles
| Emergency Initiator
| Emergency Phone #s
|| 713-477-1221, Pasadena Police
| Latest Expected Return
|| 12:30 PM
| Auto Description/Lic. #
||Bronze Subaru Forester-FGM4959
| Distance from Houston
|| Approximately 28 miles