The only kayak-able part of Buffalo Bayou I had not done was a 5 mile section from the West Belt to Briarbend Park. This turned out to be a surprisingly fun little section with several small rapids and cool animal sitings.
I biked to Briarbend Park, left my bike and hiked out to the West Belt. There is a pretty good put-in spot under the freeway (i.e. no mud, no brambles).
I saw lots of birds and the largest turtle I have ever seen – it’s shell was at least 3 feet across. And a very large fish – at least 3 feet long – surfaced next to my boat. The bayou is teeming with fish.
The pullout point is just past some rapids which made for an exciting exit.
And it is important to hit this pull-out as the next one is 3-4 miles downstream.