Archive for March 7th, 2011

TPW TV–Paddling Trails

Monday, March 7th, 2011

This is Passport to Texas

Once the weather warms, you’ll want to get on the water and the Texas Parks and Wildlife’s PBS series can help. Producer, Abe Moore.

55—One of the stories I’m working on for the television show is the Texas Parks and Wildlife Paddling Trails Program. One of the places I went that’s really popular is the Lighthouse Lakes Paddling Trail down along the coast at Aransas Pass.

It’s very secluded. It’s very peaceful. A lot of these lakes are kayak only. It’s just so shallow and so rocky in a lot of places; the only way to get through is in a kayak.

While Lighthouse Lakes was really fun as far as a coastal trail, I went to do a river trail—the Guadalupe River between Austin and San Antonio—which is a really, really beautiful stretch of paddling.

This section of the Guadalupe River is very peaceful. You don’t see a lot of development along here. You just hear birds, and the sound of your paddle going through the water.

The paddling trails are all publicly accessible. There are put ins and take outs. The best part is, you get folks out on the water, and you’re not worried about trespassing, or having any property issues.

Thanks, Abe.

The story airs the week of March 27. Go to for more information.

That’s our show… with support from the Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program…providing funding for boat ramps in Texas.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.