The paddlers utilized the improved put-in and landing sites at Ferry Street and the Goliad State Park.
Due to improvements provided by the San Antonio River Authority and SARA’s staff, paddlers were able to drive their vehicles to the U.S. Highway 59 overpass bridge to unload their gear. They parked their vehicles and trailers at Goliad State Park and returned to the U.S. Highway 59 flotilla start via a free shuttle service provided by the park.
Canoe Trail Goliad volunteers provided help to the paddlers at the landing site, hauling canoes and kayaks up the slope to waiting vehicles and trailers. After the float, paddlers were fed by GDF Suez-Coleto Creek, which sponsored a lunch of sandwiches, fruit, chips and drinks.
Due to the recent rains, the float was faster than usual with the swiftest paddlers making the float in less than two hours.
Canoe Trail Goliad conducts two flotillas a year. The fall flotilla will be Nov. 1. For information on the free event and/or the organization, contact Claire Barnhart at 361-375-2824 or sign up to be a member at www.canoetrailgoliad.com.