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Canceled - Calcasieu River & Holbrook Park Car Camping

When:
Friday, November 11, 2022, 2:00 PM until Sunday, November 13, 2022, 12:00 PM
Where:
Holbrook Park (Calcasieu Parish park)
Holbrook Park
1868 Holbrook Park Rd
Sulphur, LA  

337-721-3540
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Carl Kuhnen
713-444-3315 (cell) (p)
Category:
HASK Paddle Trip
Registration is required before Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 9:00 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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.
Cancellation Policy:
Notify the Event Contact to cancel your registration.
Capacity:
12
Available Slots:
8
Members pay for their own charges
We will camp Friday and Saturday nights at Holbrook Park, a property of Calcasieu Parish LA. On Saturday we will do a 11 mile Level 2 paddle on the West Fork of the Calcasieu River and Houston River from the park to the Anthony Ferry boat launch. Paddling will be on sheltered flat water and the level is 2 only because of the distance. This trip should be suitable for long or short kayaks, canoes, pirogues, SUPs, gondolas, bottle rafts, and bathtubs. Bring lunch in your boat and we will find a place to stop and eat.

I have reserved four tent sites with water but no electricity that you can buy from me at the $4/night/site cost. If you want a trailer site (back-in), you should quickly reserve your own for $12/night 
HERE . The park is small but has rest rooms and showers and gets very good reviews. Tent sites look nice but the trailer sites look small. I have not reserved any trailer sites and I am told they will likely fill up.

There is presently a burn ban in Calcasieu Parish. We'll see if that lasts until our trip.

Directions -- Driving time from downtown Houston is 2 1/2 hours on a good day. Take I-10 or US 90 eastward from Houston almost to Lake Charles. Take Exit 21 and turn north on LA 27. For detailed instructions to the park, use your phone. Check in time is 2 PM. Check out time is 1 PM.

Lat - Lon of our campground is 30°20'53.69"N   93°17'33.10"W

Hazards -- A boat ramp can always be slippery. South Louisiana has snakes, fire ants, spiders, and (rarely) bears, rattlesnakes, and tarantulas. Have plenty of water and spare warm clothing in a dry bag. Dress for immersion in cool water. No cotton, please.  

Here's our planned paddle route:

 

Float Plan Basics:

Departure Location
Holbrook Park, Sulphur LA
Trip Destination
Anthony Ferry boat launch, Sulphur LA
Trip Leader   Carl Kuhnen
Trip Assistants  TBD
 Emergency Initiator
 TBD
 Trip Rating*  2
 Ready to Launch at  10:00 AM
 Duration (hours 5
 Paddling Miles 11
 Emergency Phone #s  911, 
 Latest Expected Return  5 PM
 Auto Description/Lic # Honda CRV blue FWC 3215
 Primary Kayak Desc.
 Red-orange Valley Avocet
 Distance from Houston 150

 

* Trip ratings are only a guide.  Actual conditions will vary with wind and other weather. Trip Leader or Assistant must contact the Non-Participating Emergency Initiator should an emergency arise and when off the water.

 

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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.

  • Add Smartwaiver with email address “noreply@smartwaiver.com” 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.  As per our insurer, we will collect $11 from each non-American Canoe Association (ACA) participant via this PayPal Link:  HASK Guest PayPal $11 ($1 to cover PayPal transaction). Hopefully you will then join HASK and continue paddling with us.