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Texas whitewater, Bear Creek

Williamson county, Cty Road 274 to North Fork San Gabriel River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     6 miles
 
Be very careful on this stretch, some of the landowners are extremely hostile, some have threatened to physically hurt and shoot kayakers. The putin is a bridge on a public road, be very careful NOT to trespass on private land and give a landowner with a gun an excuse to shoot you. Says Anonymous

This stretch of Bear Creek is private property. Says Land Owner

The Cty Road 274 to North Fork San Gabriel River section of Bear
    Creek in Williamson County is 6 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. If you're coming from Austin-Round Rock it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you
can see on the road map further down. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Since  
you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The nature scenery of Texas and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from Liberty Hill here. Bear Creek is a good site of typical rainfall.

Bear Creek, Cty Road 274 to North Fork San Gabriel River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Bear Creek.
 Whitewater Near Bear Creek:
Bear Creek, Williamson County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Cty Road 274 to North Fork San Gabriel River)
San Gabriel River - North Fork, Williamson County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (CR 200 to US 183)
San Gabriel River - South Fork, Williamson County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 18 miles long (Liberty Hill to Georgetown)
Rocky Creek, Burnet County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 7.5 miles long (US 183 to Oakalla)
Cow Creek, Burnet Travis County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.5 miles long (FM 1174 to FM 1431)
Berry Creek, Williamson County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 8 miles long (Shell Road to Weir)
San Gabriel River - North Fork, Williamson County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (L. Georgetown to Georgetown)
San Gabriel River, Williamson County, 20 miles away
      Class II+ - 10 miles long (Georgetown City Pk to Jonah)
Brushy Creek, Williamson County, 22 miles away
      Class II+ - 6 miles long (FM 620 to Forest Cr Golf Club Road)
Bull Creek, Travis County, 24 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Spicewood Sprgs Road to Bull Cr Road)
 Marinas Near Bear Creek:
Sandy Creek Marina Store, Leander , 17 miles away
Dodd Street Docks, Leander , 18 miles away
Highland Lakes Marina, Leander , 18 miles away
Volente Boat Club - Marina & Boat Club Austin, Volente , 18 miles away
Emerald Point Marina, Austin , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Bear Creek:
BEST WESTERN Cedar Inn, Cedar Park , 15 miles away
Comfort Inn Cedar Park, Cedar Park , 15 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Austin - Cedar Park, Cedar Park , 16 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CEDAR PARK (NW AUSTIN), Cedar Park , 16 miles away
Candlewood Suites AUSTIN N-CEDAR PARK, Cedar Park , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bear Creek:
Rio Bonito Cabin Resort, Georgetown, 6 miles away
Tejas Camp, Liberty Hill, 9 miles away
Rv River Hide-a-way, Bertram, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Bear Creek:
Good Water Trail, Williamson , 15 miles away
Pace Bend Park Trail, Travis , 17 miles away
Turkey Bend Trail, Travis , 17 miles away
Muleshoe Bend Trail, Travis , 18 miles away
Camp Creek Trail, Burnet , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bear Creek:
Longhorn Cavern State Park, Texas , 28 miles away
Inks Lake State Park, Texas , 29 miles away
Pedernales Falls State Park, Texas , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Bear Creek:
Cimarron Hills Country Club, Georgetown , 12 miles away
Crystal Falls Golf Club, Leander , 13 miles away
Big Cedar Country Club, Teague , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Bear Creek
Lake Georgetown, Williamson , 16 miles away

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