Welcome to the Houston Canoe Club (HCC). We are a group of multi-faceted canoers and kayakers who have a shared interest in all types of paddle sports that include, but are not limited to; whitewater, flat water, touring, racing and stand up paddling. We paddle the bayous, lakes, rivers, streams and Gulf shores of Texas and the United States. We offer a variety of trips including day trips, weekend trips, overnight camping trips and expedition trips.
The HCC was established in 1964 when a group of interested canoeists got together and talked of organizing a canoe club. The rest is history.
The club is run by volunteer members. Our member base consists of people of all ages and includes singles, couples and families.
We currently have about 150 members in the Houston-Galveston area and beyond.
Our trips and skill levels range from beginner to experienced, and from day trips of a few hours to week-long expeditions..
Club Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Bayland Community Center at 6400 Bissonnet, Houston, and are open to the public. At the meeting we socialize, discuss where we've paddled, review upcoming trips and have guest speakers present topics of interest to the club.
Prior to the meeting, we meet for dinner at a nearby restaurant where we visit and get to know new attendees. All guests are welcome to attend both the dinner and meeting.
At 7:00 PM, January 10 at the Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet, Houston, TX.
LINDA DAY will present a program about
THE CURRENT STATE OF THE SAN MARCOS RIVER.
For decades the San Marcos River between Westerfield and Sculls has been a go-to destination for a trip down a pristine Texas River through towering cypress trees. This stretch of the river features enough easy whitewater to make the trip exciting, and until a few years ago there were not enough tubers to be annoying.
Now that is all changed, with the addition of three large tubing companies along that stretch of the river. About four to five thousand tubers pollute the average summer weekend, and that number balloons to 10,000 tubers on "festival" weekends. By and large, many of the tubers are drunk - sexual assaults and deaths are disturbingly frequent.
Come and learn about the current challenges for the San Marcos!
"There is nothing - absolutely nothing -
half so much worth doing as
simply messing about in boats."
- "Wind in the Willows"
by Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932)