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Sunday, 20 July 2014 14:18

Glide Along Texas Paddling Trails

Over 60 designated Texas Paddling Trails provide well-mapped, accessible day trips in a variety of settings and for all levels of paddling experience. Visit the Paddling Trails website for trail maps and photos, info on canoe/kayak rentals, directions to designated access sites and fishing and wildlife information.

Austin: There are 12 Texas Paddling Trails within about an hour of Austin. They include: Lady Bird Lake Paddling TrailEl Camino Real Paddling Trail and Wilbarger Paddling Trail.

Dallas/Ft. Worth: There are 8 Texas Paddling Trails within an hour of DFW. They include: Dallas Trinity Paddling Trail, Joe Pool Lake and Walnut Creek Paddling Trail (Grand Prairie), Lake Arlington Paddling Trail,  River Legacy Parks Paddling Trail on the Trinity River (Arlington).

Houston: There are 9 Texas Paddling Trails within about an hour of Houston. They include: Buffalo Bayou Paddling Trail, Stephen F. Austin Paddling TrailGalveston Island State Park Paddling Trail, and Christmas Bay Paddling Trail.

Rio Grande Valley: There is 1 Texas Paddling Trail within an hour of RGV:  South Bay Paddling Trail.

San Antonio: There are 7 Texas Paddling Trails within about an hour of San Antonio. They include: Upper Guadalupe - Nichol's Landing Paddling Trail (above Canyon Lake), Saspamco Paddling Trail (near San Antonio).


Stop zebra mussels -  The Texas Parks and Wildlife commission has approved expanding from 47 counties to statewide, the rule requiring all boaters, including paddlers, to drain all water from their vessel before approaching or leaving a water body. This applies to all types and sizes of boats used on fresh waters, effective July 1.