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Kayak with a Ranger

Learn the fundamentals of kayaking, then take a guided paddling tour!
12:00p to 4:00p
Sat, June 26, 2021
Joel Janssen
(936) 365-2201, x230

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

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.

Two kayaking sessions will be offered:

  • 12:00pm (Noon) - 1:30pm 
  • 2:30-4:00pm.

You may only register for one session so that we can allow other visitors to participate.

We do allow children to participate in 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 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 email Joel Janssen to reserve your spot. Please note: reservations are not valid until you receive confirmation from Ranger Joel that we have reserved your slot.
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).