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Old 09-07-2011, 09:08 AM
 
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Default Kayak?

Southern California family relocating to Fort Worth/South Fort Worth. Should we bring our kayaks?

I see lots of lakes, but not sure how they are used. We haven't visited yet and need to have our moving sale prior to visit.

Thanks for your opinions!!
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:07 PM
 
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Yes, you can bring them, plenty of lakes here in the DFW area, though most of these lakes you'll find motorized recreational crafts.

The Trinity River is close by and you might be able to kayak on there. You can also drive down to Granbury (about 60 mins) and kayak on the Guadalupe!.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:55 PM
 
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My husband has 2 kayaks and has lived in TX for almost 3 years and hasn't used them once. Not to say that he won't, but I don't see alot of people kayaking to be honest. But, if you love it, then bring them.
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:46 PM
 
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Thanks! Rivers sound fun.
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Just don't expect the rivers to have much, if any, water in them this fall. We'r ein this horrible drought. Last time I drove across the Red River, it was down to a trickle.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:59 PM
 
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Yes, you can bring them, plenty of lakes here in the DFW area, though most of these lakes you'll find motorized recreational crafts.

The Trinity River is close by and you might be able to kayak on there. You can also drive down to Granbury (about 60 mins) and kayak on the Guadalupe!.
That would be the Brazos, not the Guadalupe.....and right now I bet there is next to no water in that river so no need for a kayak there! lol
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:24 AM
 
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You're right, my geography sucks!.

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That would be the Brazos, not the Guadalupe.....and right now I bet there is next to no water in that river so no need for a kayak there! lol
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:45 AM
 
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personally unless those kayaks are ones you bought for lot of dough that you won't get back if you sell them--or would just be too cost-prohibitive to repurchase--
if they are just generic type kayaks that you got your money out of--sell them
wait to see how far you live from water you can kayak on
see how the use of jet skis and boats on area lakes makes it easy/hard to actually put your kayak in the water

and then if you think you will actually use them enough to warrant buying vs renting for the few times you go out--you can certainly buy some and likely on Craig's List

the weather here is nothing like CA--and that alone will have a definite impact on how you spend your time outdoors...
plus the fact that you have no clue where you are actually going to be living
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:36 PM
 
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There are actually quite a few places to on rivers kayak south of here. I would NOT try it on the lakes around here, too many motorized water craft etc...

There is the Brazos (the closest) near Glen Rose, then the Comal and Guadalupe down in the hill country. You can rent houses and condos right on the river.

However as many have said, this years killer drought have really effected the rivers and lake levels.

But Mother nature is a fickle creature and all it would take is a tropical depression and a wet spring to fill them up. Summer of 2007(?) I think that was the year with sooo much rain and flooding.
So yes bring them
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:30 PM
 
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Sold my kayaks to our very active and now very happy neighbors. Thanks for the tips!
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