After watching the weather all week, FireFly49 and I changed plans at the last minute, at first we were going to go over to the Brazos, but with the forecast, we changed and decided to go someplace where there were more people, (just in case the weather turned to crap) and someplace different. This area is known for it's White Bass fishing , specialy in or around February, and year round catfishing.
After a late Friday evening phone call, we decided on Harmon Creek, just outside of Huntsville. We got to the Harmon Creek Marina and were greeted by the owner, (man he is a talker),
The campground was very nice, the tent sites had electric, clean bathrooms and showers, waterfront sites, there was RV sites for the big boys and they even had little cottages for rent.
The Owner was very KAYAK FREINDLY, although he is not a kayaker, he felt us out, to see if we knew what we were doing and gave some great tips on places to go in a kayak. AND... I need to pass on, he made it clear, that he does not charge to launch a kayak, as long as you don't have to use the boat ramp.....
The tent site fee is $17.00 a night, with electric, and water. The whole place was Family Friendly, there wasn't any rowdy folks, it was clean, it had a full blown playground for the young kids, swing, slide and all kinda climbbing stuff, bank fishing, and a swimming pool, for those that need clear water.
OK, after visiting, we had to hit the water,,, even though it was lightly raining, we geared up and headed out,
the first leg was down Harmon Creek,past the 980 bridge, then the water opened up and there were several little islands, that had camping potential, As we paddled toward the Trinity River, we met several folks as die hard as us out in the rain, mostly catfishermen.
All the property along the way is either privately owned or owned by the Prison System. All those little islands out on the open area are under the Trinity River Authority.
We went down to the RR track just south of HWY 19 approx 9 miles round trip.