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    • 4 Dec 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Fort Worth Nature Center

    Meet with DDRC VP, Alfred Arriaga, for a DDRC Urban Paddle at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge located at 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76135. This a beautiful park and nature center located on Lake Worth. There is a $5 entry fee to the nature center. There is only one floating boat dock in the nature preserve it is called the Big River boat dock. Plan on arriving a little before 10am on December 4th at the boat dock / parking lot.

    We will paddle northwest toward Eagle Mountain Lake Dam. Then back to the put-in and have lunch at the picnic tables near the boat dock.

    This is basically still water with an abundance of wildlife, including a few alligators.  Almost any type of canoe or kayak will do as there aren’t any hazards.

    Please bring a picnic lunch if you wish to join everyone for lunch, plenty of drinking water, your camera and your PFD.

    Directions to Trail:
    From I-820 just west of Fort Worth take Rt 199 / Jacksboro Hwy northwest approximately 3 miles.
    Take the Buffalo Rd Exit. At Buffalo Rd turn Northeast into the Fort Worth Nature Center
    There is $5 entrance fee for the Nature Center
    Once in the Nature Center follow the signs to the Big River boat ramp. Not the Greer Island Trail parking lot.
    Launch Description: Floating Dock with a lower section near the water level for easy put-in and take-out.  This location does have restroom facilities

    • 26 Dec 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • McInnish Park Boat Ramp

    Meet Bryan Jackson at McInnish Park in Carrollton on Sunday, December 26 at 10 am. We will paddle up stream to  Denton Creek and into the back lake, so no shuttle will be required. We may have a picnic on the Island on the lake weather permitting. Updates on that to follow closer in.

    Driving Directions:

    From Dallas:

    McInnish Park is located on both sides of Sandy Lake Road at the Trinity River, just over a mile west of IH 35 in Carrollton. Enter the park on the south side just east of the river bridge, take the first right turn and then follow the road under Sandy Lake Road to the parking lot and boat ramp.

    • 10 Sep 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • McInnish Park, Carrollton, TX
    Registration is closed

      Come join us as we give the Trinity River between Hebron Parkway and McInnish Park a good clean up before TRC XX.

     We will meet at McInnish Park at 8:30 am. The Plan is to shuttle some paddlers to the Hebron Parkway launch so that can come down river , put some on at I -35 and launch more from McInnish. 

      There will be some extra canoes available on a first come first served basis. If you have a trailer, please plan on bringing it to help shuttle people around.

      We will also need people cleaning up from shore, especially in the park, so the more the merrier. 

     For your hard work you will provided with all the ice cold watermelon you can eat.  DDRC will also provide bottled water and trash bags. Bring gloves and your favorite trash pickin' tools.

    Questions? Contact Bryan

    • 17 Sep 2022
    • McInnish Park, Carrollton, TX
    Registration is closed

    The Trinity River Challenge is an 11.8 mile paddle sport race held every September to raise money for the river related causes that the DDRC supports. The race course is a stretch of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River between Carrollton and Lewisville, Texas.

    The race is  run as an up and back race starting and finishing at McInnish Park. This eliminates the need for shuttling

    The race has grown in popularity and participation over the last few years and now has participation of up to 150 paddlers each year.

    For their entry fee and participation, the racers receive a Trinity River Challenge T-shirt and a hot lunch. T-shirt quantities are limited, so anybody registering early will be guaranteed a T-shirt, and the remaining quantities will be made available to registrants on a first come basis.

    Racers compete in a wide range of boat classes in the Men's and Women's Solo Canoe and Kayak and Mixed Tandem Canoe and Kayak Divisions out for a day of fun on the river  Special awards are also given for the fastest times by age groups and the overall fastest time.

    Not a racer?  Fear not, as the TRC needs more that a few good volunteers to help with all sorts of things on Race Day. Racers get a free tee shirt and lunch, what a deal!  Sign up to volunteer on the race entry page when registration opens. 

    Boat Classes

    Solo Rec Kayak 12' and under

    Solo Rec Kayak over 12'

    Tandem Kayak (mixed division)

    Solo Canoe

    Tandem Canoe (mixed division)

    Unlimited (anything that does not fit in the above classes)

    Age Classes

    Junior (under 18)

    Junior Adult (under 18 with any adult)

    Adult (18 to 39)

    Master (40 to 49)

    Senior (50 to 59)

    Veteran (60 to 69)

    Grand Veteran (over 70)

    Where do you fit in ?  Check out the Official Rules

    Rental canoes and/or kayaks are available from:

    Trinity River Kayak Co. 

    Trinity River Expeditions 214-941-1757

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