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Cancelled: Kayak with a Ranger

9:00a to 4:00p
Sat, March 25, 2017
Joel Janssen
(936)365-2201 x2058

Learn the fundamentals of kayaking, then take a guided paddling tour!

To all visitors signed up for this weekend’s “Kayak with a Ranger” and “Stand up Paddleboarding 101” programs:
Unfortunately the weather forecast shows thunderstorms forecast for Saturday. I am also the only Park Ranger here certified to take groups out on the water, and I am undergoing a last minute surgery on an infected knuckle tomorrow and will be cancelling this weekend’s kayaking and paddleboard activities so I will have time to recover from the surgery. We will be hosting this program again at the end of April. Please watch our Facebook page or website for that event to be posted. It should show up in the next week or so.
Thanks and I apologize for any inconvenience, Ranger Joel

Join Park Rangers for instruction in the fundamentals of kayaking, then take a guided paddling tour of one of the coves at Lake Livingston State Park.  While touring, we’ll be on the lookout for native wildlife, including herons, egrets, and eagles, and will discuss the history of Lake Livingston and some of its features and characteristics.

For the first time, we are accepting children on this program, provided they are accompanied by a parent or guardian who must be on the two person kayak with the child, and the child must fit into one of our life vests. Each child must have one adult with them to go out on the kayak and must be capable of mild to moderate exertion for the duration of the paddle. Space is limited to 4 tandem (2 person) kayaks and 5 single kayaks per program. For details on taking children out on this float, contact Joel Janssen at 936.365.2201 x2058. Please use the number below for reservations.  300 lb. weight limit per kayak. 

Be prepared to get wet!  We recommend wearing water-tolerant shoes and a hat, and make sure you bring a water bottle!

There are a limited number of kayaks, so reservations are required.  Please contact the park store at 936-365-2201 x2058, or email to reserve your spot.  Please note: reservations are not valid until you receive confirmation from Ranger Joel that we have reserved your slot.

Sessions will be offered at 9:00 AM and 2:30 PM.  Each session will last 1.5 hours.

Kayak with a Ranger will take place at the shelter boat ramp.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled launch time or your spot may be given to someone on the wait list.

Regular park admission fees of $5 per adult ages 13 and up apply; no additional charge for activities. 

Kayaks, paddles, and life jackets are provided by Lake Livingston State Park.

This event is subject to cancellation due to thunderstorms, cold weather, or high winds (or for any other safety issues).