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Turtle Bayou

When:
Sunday, April 24, 2022, 9:30 AM until 4:00 PM
Where:
White's Park
Wallisville, TX  
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Tom Douglas
Category:
Trips
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Capacity:
12
No Fee
Turtle Bayou flows from north to south, draining some 180 square miles in Liberty and Chambers counties. During the nineteenth century, it played an important role in events leading up to the Texas Revolution. Later, a combination of natural processes and human actions caused Turtle Bay (as it was then called) to be separated from the lower part of Trinity Bay, thus creating Lake Anahuac. Stream diversions and construction of Interstate 10 brought still other changes. We will begin by paddling south from White Park, toward Lake Anahuac, to visit the Turtle Bayou Nature Preserve. Time permitting, we will also explore part of nearby Whites Bayou. Participants must provide their own canoe or kayak, life jackets (required to be worn), and paddles. The trip leader can help you with advice regarding gear rentals from Houston area outfitters, if needed. Paddling time: 4-5 hours, plus breaks for sightseeing and lunch. Difficulty: moderate to strenuous. Recommended donation to the Houston Sierra Club: $10. Trip size is limited, and pre-registration is required. To register, contact Tom Douglas at baymail@sbcglobal.net. A detailed pre-trip information sheet and Sierra Club Participation Agreement form will be sent by email to registered participants. This trip will not require a car shuttle, so it should be possible to maintain social distancing.