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Buffalo Bayou in Texas

A self-supported trip created by guest-paddler

Trip Overview

Trip: T. Hershey Park at Memorial Mews to Wilcrest Bridge

Found out about this place from a local As far as urban floats go, especially in southern TX, it's not a bad trip.

When we floated the water was up quite a bit due to the rain. According to the USGS gage, the flow rate was around 545 cubic ft/s with an average of 115.

The float travels through the Terry Hershey Park with an abundance of tree cover. Due to the water level we had to duck under a few trees across the creek but nothing that was impossible to get around.

Overall it was a fun time, and while not the same as a run down the Rio Grande, did over a nice distraction from the everyday.


Parking is available at the park.
The directions mentioned on the website also include information regarding the "put-in" and "take out" spots.


No fees or permits required.


Directions for this float and others in the Houston area can be found at

Trip Details

  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)

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