Paddling & Adventures in Chambers County

Paddling the bayous - is perfect for fishing, photography or birding.

Paddling the bayous – is perfect for fishing, photography or birding.

Chambers County was built for getting out into the Wild Side, and paddling is a great way to enjoy it.   The miles of rivers, bays, lakes and bayous and the county parks that connect to them –  offer many choices for your adventure – from the joy of a simple paddling trip to a birding field trip or a photography outing. The Trinity River and the Lost and Old River offer access to even larger lakes and bays for your exploration pleasure.  Turtle Bayou and Double Bayou provide idyllic waterways for paddling at your leisure, to enjoy the sights and sounds of bayou landscapes and wildlife.  Cypress Swamp & Lake Charlotte are a unique adventure many visitors come from far away to experience.  Kayaks & canoes are also popular vehicles for fishing along the Bay or the Gulf shoreline.

Bring your canoes or kayaks, or rent from a local supplier and put in at the various ramps located on the subsequent map.  Whether you have a few hours, one day or more –  your Chambers County  paddle in the Wild Side will be enjoyable and memorable.

View  Kayaking/Canoeing sites in a larger map


blog-icon_goose_100You may also find useful the map & listing of boat ramps presented on the Fishing Page

blog-icon_goose_100Kayaking tips for beginners or advanced – makes for an even better experience!


Fishing & Paddling Fun!

Fishing & Paddling Fun!

For additional paddling areas – visit the Wallisville Project Visitor Center at Trinity River Island Recreation Center for boating information; or call the new  visitor center at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and Texas Chenier Plain Visitor Center. It is located two miles south of I-10 on Hwy. 563 alongside Lake Anahuac.  


A few Guides & Outfitters in the Chambers County area for your outing plans .

Places to Stay: A variety of motels is available in the county. In the eastern portion of the county, most motels are located in Winnie; in the western portion of the county, most motels are located in Baytown. Lodging sites are listed on the area lodging page.

Weather:  Chambers County Weather – Wunderground

Chambers County, TX, gets 53 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 0 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 90.


Precipitation Days 90
Sunny Days 211
Avg. July High 92
Avg. Jan. Low 42.3


Things to Know or Bring: In addition to your normal travel clothes make sure you bring appropriate gear for your activity.  Sunscreen, bug repellent, hat or cap, sunglasses and SPF lipbalm should be staples whenever you go paddling. Be sure to bring out everything you bring in, and if you encounter a piece of litter, pick it up and place it in a proper trash container. This will help continue the quality of outdoor experiences here and protect wildlife.