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How to read a flood gauge

Since Harvey hit land, Houstonians have kept a constant eye on the Bayous. What are they doing, are they flooding, how much can they handle? As kayakers, Kelly from Bayou City Outdoors and I frequently review the bayou flood gauges before kayaking events. Some kayakers seek higher water after rain fall for a little added excitement,…

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Biking 101 in HTX

It can be scary to ride on a trail or path that you have never been on before. Is it going to be steep, rocky, sandy, wet, populated, have dogs, hikers or even horses?! Knowing what to expect on a particular trail before you start your ride will give you the confidence to pick up…

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Kayaking in San Marcos

Last year, I headed up to San Marcos to kayak Rio Vista with a few Bayou City Outdoors (BCO) friends.  BCO & HTXoutdoors supplied all of the kayaks and gear needed for the day…even transported everything to the river from Houston! On the water, we warmed up and stretched by paddling around above the falls.  Kelly scouted both drops and…

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17th Annual Dragon Boat Festival 2017- Say What!

Whoa. Mind blown! There’s a festival in Houston where people race down the Buffalo Bayou in 40-foot long boats shaped like dragons? Oh yeah, it’s been going on for 17 years, it’s free and features live music, cultural performances, and delicious food. Can you call yourself a Houstonian if you’ve never heard of this?  …

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45th Buffalo Bayou Regatta

It’s approaching fast! The 45th Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta will take place on March 11th from 7am-2pm. This year, HTXoutdoors has got our paddles all in, and we are inviting you to get wet-n-wild, too! You don’t miss out on this Houston tradition. Did you know Buffalo Bayou’s annual regatta used to be nicknamed…

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Community Events

Buffalo Bayou Regatta 45th Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta! Paddlers, ages 12 and up, are encouraged to participate in the 15-mile race along the scenic Buffalo Bayou. Whether you are entering competitively or paddling for pleasure, you won’t want to miss out on this longstanding Houston tradition! 2017 MARSH MANIA Galveston Bay Foundation A wet and…

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