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Oktoberfest Run - Comfort to Canyon Stage VIII - Specht's Crossing to Hwy 311
DESCRIPTION Wow, water in the river again. Those rain dances really worked! And it will be Oktoberfest time before you know it. Let's paddle the Guad and finish with a round of German bier (at least Shiner, for sure), sausage and oompah with the Germania Farmer Verein at the historic Anhalt Dance Halle Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 20. And also we can do the next stage in our trek of trips from Comfort to Canyon Lake. We will put in at Specht's Crossing at Nichols Landing Co. Park on the north side of the river at 8:30 am and seeing if we can still take out at Bigfoot Canoes and Campground on river right just after the 311 Bridge Crossing, which word is has closed. If we can, this will be a 5.5 mile float. If not we have options. Stay tuned. There are some rapids on this stretch. Plan on an access fee at the takeout and planning to leave the cars there and do our own shuttle. After takeout, repair to nearby historic Anhalt Halle off of SH 46 for their traditional Oktoberfest - $7 entry fee before 3pm and $10 for the roast beef and sausage all you can eat lunch. Or burgers if you want. Oompah starts at 12 and goes to 4 in the historic halle with with Rene Guenther and the Happy Travelers and the Ennis Czech Boys. If you want to come back Justin Trevino plays a dance at 7 until 11. All the rules apply, everyone has pfds in the boat for each person, all kids 13 and under must have pfds on at all times, pfd's must be able to fully buckle up when worn, wear them at all hazards, painters on all boats, wear river shoes or sandals, all participants must be confident swimmers. No glass containers on the river. If any one wants to assist with trip leading this post here. That's it. See you there!

Nichols Landing Co Park

8299 Old Spring Branch Rd · Spring Branch, TX


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    What we're about

    The Alamo City Rivermen is a canoe and kayak club in San Antonio, Texas that was founded in 1987. Our members include all age groups, all skill levels, boat types and all types of paddling; flat water, whitewater, slow rivers, fun rivers, coastal bays and estuaries. Some have raced and even participate in the Texas Water Safari. We welcome canoers and kayakers to join us who enjoy and love paddling rivers and being outdoors on the water.

    We enjoy doing all types of trips , from easy short day floats on local rivers, to lake paddles, car camping base trips, island camping overnighters or self-outfitted multi-day expedition type wilderness adventures. We traditionally are fond of camping paddle trips, often sharing a communal Dutch oven meal, and are known for our winter annual Freeze Trip. Cynics call us an eating club that paddles. We are also active in community service supporting river conservation, cleanups, Triathlon support and access advocacy. For river trip reports, and other cool stuff, see our website at Alamo City Rivermen (

    Dues & membership: To join this Meetup Group, you must have an interest in rivers and boating, and join the Alamo City Rivermen Canoe and Kayak Club. Dues are $15 annually. Here is the direct link to the

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    The Membership Fee typically pays for the following:

    Club expenses including (Example: ACR Meetup is 150 dollars per year, Checking Account, PO Box etc.)
    Community equipment for extended trips (Example: Wilderness Toilet System, Wilderness Group Tent Fly)
    Money Donations for recognized River Conservation Organizations in Texas. (Example – Texas River Protection Association)
    Off set camping cost at Site Locations for Official ACR Events

    Once approved you have 30 days to send in your 15 dollars for membership. At the end of 30 days if you have not joined a courtesy message will be sent. If a payment is not received 15 days later you will be dropped from the ACR Meetup Group.

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