Dallas Downriver Club

Date: July 11, 2020 Sponsor: DDRC
River: Trinity River / Hidden Lake (Carrollton) Trip Leader: Bryan Jackson
Reach: Local - McInnish Park (Carrollton) Phone: 972-979-2519
Difficulty: Flatwater * (See scale below) E-mail: FCO@Down-River.com
Rendezvous: McInnish Park, 9:00 AM Saturday Required Skills: Basic flatwater paddling
Campground: N/A Confirmation Deadline: N/A

Trip Description:

Please join the Dallas Down River Club for an "Urban Paddle" event on Saturday, July 11, 2020. We will meet at McInnish Park on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River at Sandy Lake Road in Carrollton, and then paddle up Denton Creek to Hidden Lake and paddle around the lake. After paddling, we will stop along the shore and have a picnic lunch around noon. Please bring a picnic lunch, folding chairs or picnic blanket, sunscreen, drinking water, and a life jacket.

This should be an easy trip, and it is ideal for families with children or paddlers wanting to have a leisurely paddle on a Saturday morning. This trip open to the general public - not just DDRC members.

Directions: Go north or south on IH 35E to the Sandy Lake Road / Whitlock Lane exit, and then go WEST on Sandy Lake Road. Follow Sandy Lake Road about 1.7 miles to the entrance on McInnish Park on the left (south) side of Sandy Lake Road. Turn LEFT into the park, and then take the first RIGHT about 50 yards south of Sandy Lake Road. Follow that road back under Sandy Lake Road to the parking lot and boat ramp where we will rendezvous.

While we have never had any problems it is advisable not to leave valuables in sight inside your vehicles. Store valuables in the trunk or out of sight, and lock your doors.

Gear Requirements:

Bring boats that are suitable for flatwater, PFD's (lifejackets), paddles (a spare is recommended), a whistle or other signalling device, throwbag, clothing for warm, dry conditions, camp chair, plate(s), flatware, drinking cup and some food item to share for the potluck lunch. A small cooler for drinks may be carried in your boat, if desired


Bring something for the potluck lunch. Bring plenty of beverages, but remember - NO GLASS OR FOAM POLYSTYRENE STYROFOAM CONTAINERS!

Back-up Plan:

This is an Urban Paddle and no alternative plans in case of flooding or inclement weather.

McInnish Park and Trinity River Map


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