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Lake Conroe - Scott's Ridge to Cagle RT

Friday, February 2, 2024, 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM
Scott's Ridge Boat Ramp - Lake Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas
Latitude 30.453N Longitude
Scott's Ridge Road
Willis, TX  
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Carl Kuhnen
713-444-3315 (cell) (p)
HASK Paddle Trip
Registration is required before Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 10:00 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 life jackets (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.
Available Slots:
Attendees pay for their own charges

We will meet at 8:30 to paddle at 9:00 on a westerly cove on Lake Conroe, and paddle to Cagle Recreation Area, eat our lunch, and paddle back. This will be a longish (13 miles) Level 2 paddle with some fishermen and shallow water. Pace will be moderate (~2.5 - 3 mph), neither a lollygag nor a sprint, in order to finish up reasonably early. There are good rest room facilities near the put-in and lunch spot. There is a $5 per car day use fee. 

Even though the Scott's Ridge webpage linked above says that the boat ramp is closed, I have been assured that it is indeed open.

This is how I imagine our trip:




Driving Directions
 - From downtown Houston, take I-45 north 47 miles to Exit 94, FM 1097 at Willis. Take FM 1097 8.5 miles west, crossing Lake Conroe. Turn right on Scott's Ridge Road and drive to the boat ramp at the end. Stop and pay your $5 per car entry fee. It's about 60 miles from downtown Houston in all. Bring a lunch, plenty of water, sunscreen and sun protection.  Lat-lon of put-in:      30° 27.215'N,  95° 37.816'W



Hazards -- The usual southeast Texas snakes, fire ants, mosquitos, wasps, killer rabbits, broken bottles, power boats, slippery boat ramps can be expected among others, both expected and unexpected. There is always a slight chance of bears, rattlesnakes, and tarantulas. Wear good closed-toe footwear for submerged debris and to protect your pedicure.   

Water is cold (50-ish). Be sure to dress for possible immersion and carry spare dry clothing in your boat. Wear no cotton on the water.


Trip Leader Carl Kuhnen
Trip Assistants Robert Rollen
Trip Rating* 2
Ready to Launch at 9:00 a.m.
Duration (hours) 6
Paddling Miles 13
Emergency Initiator Linda Kuhnen 713-444-6727
Emergency Phone #s 911, Montgomery Co Sheriff 936-760-5800,
US Forest Service 936-344-6205
Latest Expected Return
4:00 PM
Auto Description/Lic # Red Subaru Outback TSR 7650
Distance from Houston 60 miles




* Trip ratings are only a  guide.  Actual conditions will vary with wind and other weather.


This is an ACA sanctioned event. Every participant must wear a PFD.


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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  • 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.  There will be a $10 ACA event membership fee for non-ACA members. Hopefully you will then join HASK and continue paddling with us.