The location is "Scotts Ridge Swim Area & Boat Launch" on Lake Conroe. This is in a USDA Forest Service area. The training will take place on a sandy beach a quarter mile around the headland from the launch area.
From I-45 take exit 94 (FM 1097), west 8.5 miles to Scotts Ridge Road, turn right (north). Go about another mile and pay the $5 fee at the entrance (plastic accepted). There are two sides to the site. The swim area (a no boat zone) is on the left as you go in. Go to the right to the boat launch area.
HASK Trip Ratings*
Ready to Launch at
Emergency Initiator (EI)
John Grisaffi - 281-714-7171
Emergency Phone Numbers
911, Forest Service district office (936-344-6205)
Latest Expected Return Time
3PM. Emergency call-out initiation will start at 3 PM if no word from group to EI by then and EI unable to contact group.
Auto Description and License #
Bluish-grey Toyota Highlander CN5-V679
Distance from Downtown Houston
57 miles North
3rdParty fees (camping, etc.)
* 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 lifejackets (Personal Flotation Devices, or PFDs) at all times during on-water activities. Non-HASK participants must sign a waiver. See all rules at the bottom of this page.
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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Guests – You are welcome to join us for a couple of paddle trips. HASK will cover the $10 ACA event membership for non-ACA members. Hopefully you will then join HASK and continue paddling with us.