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Hidalgo Falls Texas River Festival 2023

October 14 @ 8:00 am October 15 @ 5:00 pm

Hidalgo Falls Kayak Instruction, 2020

Join TRPA members and paddling enthusiasts for a weekend of skills development, river paddling, friendship, outdoor film festival and all-around paddlesport camaraderie.

Learn to kayak, read the river, plan a trip, and talk to experts! Activity options include river paddle with shuttle services, general and targeted seminars to improve your skills both in the water and on land. Land-based seminars are free with the standard $40 registration. Equipment rentals will be available.

One or two nights’ camping included at the Hidalgo Falls shaded campground with full toilet and shower facilities.  Tent camping and RV camping are encouraged, but no hookups. Register and buy your tickets here as soon as possible. Call or text 713-828-7582 for info on RV camping.

Activities include:

  • Paddling on moving water
  • Learn to roll a kayak
  • On-water communications
  • Hidalgo Falls Orientation class
  • How to choose a boat & gear
  • Reading & understanding river gauges
  • Guided Brazos paddle trips on Saturday
  • Meet River Tour operators
  • How to plan a trip
  • Inquire about ACA Kayak Instructor Certification
  • Rescue ropes
  • Local Geology
  • Meet TPWD River Rangers
  • Bruce Bodson of Lower Brazos Riverwatch


Details continue to be added! Check back often or text 713-828-7582. Register and buy your tickets here as soon as possible.

Bruce Bodson on Brazos
Bruce Bodson on Lower Brazos River

Hidalgo Falls

5342 Camp Rd
Navasota, TX 77868 United States
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Festival Admission
Festival admission includes participation in all land based seminars and 1 night of camping. Additional nights can be purchased at check-in. Admission includes 2 nights for TRPA members only.
92 available
River Paddling Skills Development
Includes Festival admission and participation in Saturday only on-water paddling skills development. Participants must choose either River Canoe or River Kayaking curriculum.
33 available
1 Day Beginner Kayak Instruction Package
Includes Festival admission and participation in a 1 day Introduction to Kayaking class. Must specify either Saturday or Sunday session. Includes both land-based and on-water instruction. Class duration dependent on class size, estimated between 4-5 hours.
30 available
Basic Strokes Clinic
Work with an ACA Level 2 River Essentials and USA Canoe certified instructors to fine tune your stroke mechanics. Does not include Festival Admission – This is a 90 minute session, time and day TBD.
10 available
Saturday 1st Paddle on Brazos
Free guided paddle trip from Hidalgo Falls to SH-105. Saturday. Time TBD.
33 available
Saturday 2nd Paddle on Brazos
Free guided paddle trip from Hidalgo Falls to SH-105. Saturday. Time TBD.
33 available
Sunday Paddle on Navasota River
Free guided paddle trip on the Navasota River. Sunday. Time TBD.
33 available

TRPA Hidalgo Falls Texas River Festival 2023

I am interested in RiverFest! Keep me posted as events take shape and count me in for the river trip, seminars and camping.

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October 14 @ 8:00 am
October 15 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Paddlesports Outpost
Outdoors with Grace

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