Brazos River Canoe Launch Opens in Sugar Land
The City of Sugar Land opened its first public canoe launch at U.S. Highway 59 and the Brazos River turnaround.
The canoe launch is part of a larger initiative led by Fort Bend Green to designate the Brazos River within Fort Bend County as a Texas Parks and Wildlife official paddling trail. Several launches are already in place along the river, both upstream and downstream of the new launch, in Simonton, Sienna Plantation and Brazos Bend State Park.
Sugar Land’s canoe launch offers parking for both vehicles and trailers with a short walk down to the Brazos River. A kiosk featuring a map of available launch sites, safety information, paddling etiquette and laws is posted onsite.
The Brazos River Paddling Trail is intended for more experienced paddlers, as launch sites are located as far as 20 miles apart; however, less challenging waterways in Sugar Land are available for paddling, such as the 25-acre lake at Sugar Land Memorial Park.
A boat race between Stephen F. Austin State Park and Brazos Bend State Park is in the planning stages for spring 2015. This race will be over 100 miles and will take advantage of the launch sites along the Brazos River.
For more information on the new launch, sugarlandtx.gov/parks or call (281) 275-2885.
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