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Canoeing/Kayaking

Precinct 4 offers launches at Collins Park, Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, and Pundt Park for those interested in canoeing/kayaking Spring or Cypress Creeks and associated waterways.

Precinct 4 Canoeing/Kayaking Rules and Regulations

Please review the following information and submit a completed Canoeing/Kayaking Reservation Form to Harris County Precinct 4 prior to launching.

   Rules:

  • Online reservation forms for both weekday and weekend trips must be submitted Monday through Friday before 3 p.m.

  • Notice must be given to the Harris County Precinct 4 launch and/or retrieval location at least 24 hours in advance of launch for weekday trips. Weekend reservations must be submitted by 3 p.m. on Friday.

  • Completed reservation forms and advance notice of canoe/kayak trips are processed at Jones Park, Pundt Park, and the Parks Reservations Office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • All participants are required to adhere to Texas Parks & Wildlife watercraft and personal flotation device regulations. For more information, visit Texas Parks & Wildlife.

  • Visitors should be aware of the water conditions on their planned date and route. Before paddling Spring Creek, please check the water level at www.springcreekgreenway.org.

  • Vehicles remaining at a Harris County Precinct 4 location after hours are subject to towing at the owner’s expense.

  • Collins Park, Jones Park, and Pundt Park do not rent canoes/kayaks. (Tip: SouthWest PaddleSports in The Woodlands rents canoes.)

  • Trip start times should be scheduled early in the day to ensure completion before the parks are closed. 

    Download

    Canoeing/Kayaking Reservation Form (PDF)

    Approximate trip distances/durations:

    Collins Park* to the Kuykendahl Road launch at Cypress Creek on the southeast side of the bridge (3.5 miles)

    Collins Park Launch

    Kuykendahl Road launch at Cypress Creek (on the southeast side of the bridge) to Cypress Creek at the Cypresswood Drive bridge between Treaschwig and FM 1960 (11.6 miles)

    Kuykendahl Road at Cypress Creek canoe launch

    Cypress Creek at the Cypresswood Drive bridge between Treaschwig and FM 1960 to Jones Park* (4 hours)
    Kuykendahl Road at Cypress Creek canoe launchKuykendahl Road at Cypress Creek canoe launch

    Carter Park* to Jones Park* (2.5 miles)
    Kuykendahl Road at Cypress Creek canoe launch

    Jones Park* to Edgewater Park at Highway 59 and Hamblen Road (2 hours)


    Using the canoe launch at Jones Park, canoeists paddle their way to the San Jacinto River.Ben Howard and Dave Frakes display their canoeing skills at the canoe launch.

     

    Mercer Botanic Gardens* to Jones Park* (4 hours)

    Canoe Launch at Pundt Park

    Pundt Park* to Jones Park* (6 hours)

    Canoe Launch at Pundt Park

     

*Identifies facilities maintained by Harris County Precinct 4. All others are operated by separate entities.

Note: Precinct 4 Parks are open every day of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Harris County Precinct 4 
Launch and/or Retrieval Locations

Carter Park
7221 Treaschwig Road
Spring, Texas 77373 
Phone: 281-353-4196

Hours of Operation
Open Daily
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Collins Park
6727 Cypresswood Drive 
Spring, Texas 77379 
Phone: 281-353-4196 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hours of Operation 
Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
20634 Kenswick Drive
Humble, Texas 77338 
Phone: 281-446-8588
Fax: 281-446-8832
E-mail: jjp@hcp4.net

Hours of Operation 
Entrance gate closes 30 minutes prior to park closing.
8 a.m. to dusk

Nature Center
Open daily from: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mercer Botanic Gardens
22306 Aldine Westfield Road
Humble, Texas 77338-1071
Phone: 281-443-8731
Fax: 281-443-6078
E-mail: mercerarboretum@hcp4.net


Hours of Operation 
8 a.m. to dusk from March through October
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from November through February 
Note: Mercer's hours of operation are subject to change; please check the website regularly for current hours.

Pundt Park
4129 Spring Creek Drive 
Spring, Texas 77373 
Phone: 281-353-4196 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or
832-527-7436 after hours and weekends.

Hours of Operation 
8 a.m. to dusk

Other Launch and/or Retrieval Locations

Montgomery County Parks Department
(For information regarding launches in Montgomery County and The Woodlands)
301 North Thompson, Suite 104
Conroe, Texas 77301
Phone: 936-788-8325 
Fax: 936-760-6958
www.mctx.org/departments_d-k/departments_l-p/parks/index.html

SouthWest PaddleSports
26322 I-45 North, Exit 76A
Phone: 281-292-5600