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The Friends of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge will offer guided kayak tours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting May 25 which will run through September. Tours run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with about two hours on the water.
No experience is required for participants who will paddle sit-on-top kayaks on the Laguna Madre adjoining the Laguna Atascosa NWR. Participants will be instructed in the use of a kayak and introduced to the habitats and wildlife of the refuge and laguna.
Tour prices are $30 per adult and $25 for ages 8 to12 and includes all kayak equipment, knowledgeable guides, transportation to and from the Laguna Atascosa NWR Visitor Center and snacks. Participants 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Friends organization.
Reservations are required. Call 748-3607, Ext. 111 for reservations and information. The Laguna Atascosa NWR visitor center is located 18 miles east of Rio Hondo on FM 106.
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