Intro to Kayaking - San Marcos

A three-day kayaking trip through the Texas Hill Country, designed to introduce basic kayaking skills and practice kayak fundamentals. You will learn skills including how to control a kayak in the open water, how to roll a kayak, and some basic river running techniques. Be sure to visit our free Open Pool Kayaking sessions for a kayak test-drive to see if you’d be interested in this unique experience! This trip (or another “Intro to Whitewater” trip) is required for the Intermediate Whitewater Kayaking trip that happens in the Spring.

Trip Registration Info

Trip Dates:
October 13th - 15th

Registration Deadline:
March 30

Trip Cost:

Trip Specifics

San Marcos, TX

Whitewater Kayaking

Learning Goals:
Kayaking basics such as paddling strokes, wet-exits, T-Rescue, rolling, catching eddies, and ferrying; aspects of Leave No Trace environmental ethics.

Prior Experience:
Requires 3 mandatory pool sessions.

Physical/Mental Challenge:
Moderate. Much of the challenge comes from learning how to relax and be comfortable in the boat.

Included with Trip Registration

  • All necessary gear and hardware
  • Transportation
  • Meals while in the field

What Will You Need?

All regular items from the OPC trip pack list plus:

  • Shoes for wearing in the water [or sandals with a back strap]
  • Money for snacks/meals during travel