Paddling trail opening Friday near Cuero
ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
Sept. 29, 2010 at 4:29 a.m.
CUERO - The Guadalupe Valley Paddling Trail will be officially unveiled Friday near Cuero.
A ceremony for the 21st addition to the Texas Paddling Trails system will be at 10 a.m. under the bridge on Farm-to-Market Road 766.
The Texas Paddling Trails is a program to develop public inland and coastal paddling trails throughout the state and support these trails with maps, signs and other information.
These trails provide well-mapped accessible day trips in a variety of settings and for all levels of paddling experience, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website.
In addition to the put-in at the area known as Hell's Gate, where the ceremony will be held, water lovers can put in under the bridges on state Highway 72 West and Farm-to-Market Road 236.
The 13.8-mile trail is dominated by runs, with a few faster running riffles.
Paddlers are advised to use caution at the remnants of a dam located about 2.5 miles from the put-in at FM 766, which will need to be paddled around.
There may be snags to avoid, especially when water levels are low, according to the TPWD.
For more information, call 361-275-2112.