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1st Saturday Paddle -Armand Bayou

Saturday, May 6, 2023, 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM
Bay Area Park (Past UH Clear Lake)
Bay Area Park
Webster, TX  77058
Additional Info:
William Ohsie(s):
William Ohsie
281-513-2398 (p)
281-513-2398 (c)
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:
Attendees 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 paddle unless the wind increases., and of course this could change on the day of the paddle.   Temperature appears to be mild.  Upon returning to the put-in, we can have our lunch in the park.  


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!)..

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 09:30 so we can be on the water by 10:00.

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!

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

Trip Leader  Bill Ohsie
Trip Assistants John Grisaffi, Chuck Falk
 Trip Rating*  1 or 2 depending on wind
 Ready to Launch at  10:00 AM
 Duration (hours) 2 + hours
 Paddling Miles  ~ 6 miles
 Emergency Initiator  Jackie Clift
 Emergency Phone #s  911
 Latest Expected Return  12:30 PM
 Auto Description/Lic. # Red Subaru Outback - BCX5482
 Distance from Houston  Approximately 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.

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  • 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.