Discover Kayaking and Canoeing Adventures at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve Near Vintage Park
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Discover Kayaking and Canoeing Adventures at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve Near Vintage Park

June 03 2024

Have you been looking for a place to kayak close to home, or a place to explore this unchartered water sport for the first time? For paddle sports enthusiasts and novices alike, Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve offers a lush outdoor destination for kayaking and canoeing. Located at 20215 Chasewood Park Drive in Houston near Vintage Park, this expansive 80-acre property features Marshall Lake, making it a popular spot for water-based activities.

Within the preserve, visitors can explore a variety of amenities that are designed to enhance their time in nature. These include paved roads and trails, fishing piers, unpaved natural areas, and a canoe launch. The canoe launch is open for non-motorized boats during the park's regular operational hours from 7 a.m. to dusk.

For those ages 18 and up who are interested in beginner instruction, adults-only training sessions are available at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve to learn the basics of handling a canoe or kayak, paddle strokes, and essential information, free of charge. Practice time on the water is included, along with all necessary equipment.

In addition to enjoying the preserve's natural beauty, visitors can participate in an array of group and camping activities. A covered picnic area and a fire ring are available, although the pavilion use follows a first-come, first-serve basis.

Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve is not just about recreation. It's also a place for education and community building. Regular programming tailored for groups of 10 or more includes scout activities, field trips, senior adult tours, recreational water activities, environmental education, and wildlife viewing. Check out this preview of events happening at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve this month.

For pet owners, the park provides pet clean-up stations along the trails, making it a pet-friendly destination. As long as they are on a leash, pets are welcome to join their owners in exploring the trails.

To engage in kayaking or canoeing at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, interested visitors can conveniently register here. The Preserve is committed to providing an engaging and safe environment for its visitors. As such, all are advised to respect the natural habitat and other visitors to ensure a positive experience for everyone. To learn more about the Preserve, visit

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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