Panther Island / Central City News

A Look Back at Backwoods Paddlesports – 2019

Water recreation on the Trinity River was bigger than ever thanks to Backwoods Paddlesports!

The water recreation retailer operated 9 months (March-November) of the year for their 7th season! During their 2019 season, they rented more than 5,600 kayak, canoe, and stand-up paddleboards at Panther Island Pavilion. Customers also had the opportunity to help clean the Trinity and collected 207 bags of trash during their time out on the river.

With the growing popularity of the river recreation, Backwoods added on Sunset and Night paddles which hosted 69 people! Participants were treated to complimentary beer at the conclusion of the paddle courtesy of our community partner, Wild Acre Brewing Co.

Cheers to 2019. Looking forward to the 2020 season!