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Old 12-12-2015, 09:47 PM   #1
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Pelican Island is a Sinkhole

UKNOW and I decided to test out Pelican Island the other day since it hadn't really rained very much in the past week. It was a terrible mistake. I got sunk twice and him once, and that was just trying to go through the front entrance. Needless to say I've decided not to go back until summer.

Here's a quick edit of my terrible mud abilities.

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Old 12-13-2015, 07:47 AM   #3
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We used to ride there a lot before Ike, the gumbo up top is legendary. That's some nasty salty stuff though, make sure you clean them up REALLY well.
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I drove my Tacoma all the way down to the water line by the island where barges tie up. Even when it looks dry, its sticky and nasty
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i still havent washed her, ima just set her out side during this rain
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glad to see this thread pop up. I was thinking about riding over there soon to see what's what. doesn't sound like much fun.
is there no way around that muck to get to some dry riding along the shore line?
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Is that the huge man made looking island out in galveston bay on the other side of the ship channel?
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Is that the huge man made looking island out in galveston bay on the other side of the ship channel?
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How did you manage to get dirt bikes on it? You guys work out there? What is it's purpose? I always sail past it wondering what it is used for.
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doesn't sound like much fun.
is there no way around that muck to get to some dry riding along the shore line?
Pelican Island is heaps of fun when it's dry!!

If it's rained any in the past couple weeks leading up to you going, especially if there hasn't been high heat or sunlight, then it's a huge fuster-cluck. There are multiple entrance points, but each one has some sort of deep clay mud pit at some point. The big entrance is whats in the video and is probably the worst of it. UKNOW tried sliding his KTM Sumo through another entrance but was met with the same fate.

I would definitely go out during the summer if its a dry spring.
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How did you manage to get dirt bikes on it? You guys work out there? What is it's purpose? I always sail past it wondering what it is used for.
Draw bridge leading to the island from Galveston, takes you to A&M.
I just heard about it from another rider so we went to check it out.
I was told it was some sort of government property, like a dumping ground or something? There used to be lots of No Trespassing signs but theres none that I've seen anythere there now. They were all taken down. Seems like as long as you're not doing anything illegal, no one is gonna really mess with you out there, if they could get to you.

Pelican Island Galveston

Everything above the main road that you see the bridge is part of, is pretty much free game.
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I'm gonna take my jeep down there during the summer. Looks fun and not too bad dry. But yea that clay and gumbo stuff, I hate that stuff. My parents have a beach house in sargent and once you're in that clay it's game over.
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in sargent and once you're in that clay it's game over.
good to know. thats another place i was wanting to check out
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good to know. thats another place i was wanting to check out
It's awesome I grew up down there, well spent my whole summers there. There isn't much done there tho, just a heads up. It's literally a swing bridge and a small island, one hardware store, Texaco, and a couple bait shops lol
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i go wade fishing out there during flounder run.
will be going out there to ride this summer when it's dry.
it's a special kind of mud out there, and it sucks.
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How did you manage to get dirt bikes on it? You guys work out there? What is it's purpose? I always sail past it wondering what it is used for.
Pelican island is where seawolf park is. Its in Galveston. I think youre thinking about the one in Baytown, which is just dredge material and cant be accessed..
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Pelican island is where seawolf park is. Its in Galveston. I think youre thinking about the one in Baytown, which is just dredge material and cant be accessed..
I'm mainly talking about the rectangular shaped one(think it's in the top left of the photo) that always has the heavy equipment on it. It's the one closest to Kemah. It's directly on the other side of the ship channel, the ships pass right by it real close.
But yeah I also know about the bigger one up toward where cedar bayou is.
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