AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department welcomes the latest addition to the Texas Paddling Trail. The new Nueces River Paddling Trail — George West launches at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Live Oak County Park Boat Ramp off of Airport Road.
The new trail marks the 77th designation in the program and offers great views of the native wildlife and landscapes of South Texas as well as the historic bridge found in the final stretch of the trail. Labeled a relaxing 1-1/2 to 2 hour kayak or canoe paddling trip downstream, the Nueces River Paddling Trail – George West is a beautiful segment of the river with shaded areas and undeveloped land on both banks.
The current trail is 4.3 miles in length and runs from the put-in ramp at Live Oak County Park to the take-out ramp under the Hwy. 59 bridge at the river. Informative trail kiosks provide emergency information, maps, safety advice and descriptions of the fish and wildlife along the trail, and have been erected at both locations.
Additionally, the George West Chamber is collaborating with neighboring communities upriver to explore additional paddling trail opportunities in Live Oak County.
More information is available online at https://www.tpwd.texas.gov/paddlingtrails.