Bayou Vista is actually a city with it’s own city council. It is a community of homes built on the water and each have access to canals. It’s fun to paddle the canals. Especially if you want to get out of the wind for a while.
There are 2 places to launch your kayak from. One is Louis Bait Camp – which by the way has amazing burgers! I think the launch fee is $5. The other place is Bayou Paddle Monkey.
The salt grasses help keep the wind down and so does the elevated railroad If you go under the railroad bridge you can get out into the bay. So you are going to run into more wind and choppy water-depending on the wind speeds of course.
Salt Water Marshes are estuaries. These are the areas where fresh water meets salt water. The level of salinity varies according to how close you are to the salt water source. The fish, plant life and animal life there is a little different than you may find in fresh or salt water.