Paddling trail opening Friday near Cuero

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.



Powered By AffectDigitalMedia