Let's go somewhere new: Chocolate bayou just south of Alvin, TX
12pm, ready to launch at 12:30
Length: ~6.5 miles
Put in: Chocolate Bayou park
From the BPA website:
Chocolate Bayou Park is a park with no signage or major facilities. What it does have is great parking, a small boat ramp and it is in a mixed pine / hardwood forest. The park can be reached by taking Hwy. 35 south out of Alvin. Chocolate Bayou is just south of FM 2917 and the park is at the southwest corner of Hwy 35 and the bayou. There is a boat ramp sign.
The small road down to Chocolate Bayou Park is barely visible from Hwy. 35. You can park close to the boat ramp and use it for an easy launch. The bayou will remain slightly ditch like for few bends and then starts to become more and more natural. At about the middle of the trip you will come upon a dam. This will be our turn around point as it may be difficult to get boats over the dam.
This paddle will be fairly easy and beginners are welcome. The most difficult aspect is the potential for wind for only portions of the trip (where the bayou aligns with wind direction).
There are no rentals near by, so this will be a bring your own boat event.