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Dickinson Bayou Paddle

Sunday, January 1, 2023, 10:00 AM until 2:30 PM
Hwy. 3 @ 48th St.
Dickinson Bayou Boat Ramp
Dickinson, TX  
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Carl Kuhnen
713-444-3315 (cell) (p)
713-444-3315 (c)
HASK Paddle Trip
Registration is required
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.
Available Slots:
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Let us reprise this trip I cancelled a few weeks ago.  This trip will be about 7 miles and possibly longer according to membership interests. 

Trip Description: 
We will meet at 10:00 AM, ready to launch by 10:30 AM, at the boat ramp on Hwy. 3, Dickinson, Texas.  There are full bathroom facilities at Paul Hopkins Park on FM 517, on the way to the put-in.  There usually is a porta-can at the put-in.  We will paddle for about 7 miles, exploring Magnolia Bayou. We will get out at Paul Hopkins Park on the way back for a bio break and lunch.

Directions: Take I-45 South and exit FM 517.  Take FM 517 East (to the left under the freeway).  You will go over one little bayou, Paul Hopkins Park is on the right just before and after the bayou which might serve as a bathroom break ((Lat 29°27'18.14"N Lon 95° 4'1.72"W).   Cross at traffic light, turn right at next entrance to the park - restrooms are located at this parking lot.  Warning!  Second entrance may be closed for construction, so it might be better to turn into the first entrance and cross the footbridge in the park to get to the bathrooms.  Or, continue onward to Hwy 3, turn right and travel about 0.3 mile to 48th St. and turn right into the boat ramp area (Lat 29°27'25.34"N Lon 95° 2'53.02"W).

Hazards: May include motor boat traffic, jet ski traffic, water snakes, submerged tree stumps, hanging limbs and branches, insects and wasps. 
Bring plenty of drinking water to maintain hydration throughout the paddle.  Please be mindful of the weather and dress/pack accordingly. The weather will be cool.  Be sure to bring an extra set of dry clothes with you in your kayak. Please, NO COTTON!



Trip Leader  Bill Ohsie
 Trip Assistants  
Trip Rating*  1or 2 depending on conditions
 Ready to Launch at  10:30 AM
 Duration (hours)  3
 Paddling Miles 7 mi
 Emergency Initiator Jackie Clift
 Emergency Phone #s 911
 Latest Expected Return  4:30 PM
 Auto Description/Lic # Red Subaru Outback, license BCX5482
 Distance from Houston  25 miles


Trip ratings are only a guide.  Actual conditions will vary with wind and other weather; could become level 2.


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.


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 SmartWaiver / 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 or your invitee are asked to provide $10 along with a current SmartWaiver for non-ACA members one-time event insurance. Hopefully you will  join HASK and continue paddling with us.