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Texas whitewater, Blanco River

Blanco Hays county, Blanco to Wimberly section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-V(V+)     35 miles
 
I just went from Wayside Drive on the Blanco to R.R.12 Bridge. Flow was 800 cfs; some nice rapids and a few good drops; however, there are several log jams that stretch across the entire river, and a lot of destruction the whole way. One huge log jam right after a strong rapid that is very dangerous; no way to pass through, must go around. Make sure you have a spray skirt. Says Darren

Just got back from a three day trip down this river.
    It was very scenic and beautiful. All of my crew were quite beat up after this trip though. At flows around 400 cfs there are some serious rapids on this section. There were many damns and there was also a fence constructed
across the river just upstream from the Narrows. Lots of debris from the previous fence was found everywhere downstream along the river, so be careful not to get caught in those. The Narrows was downright freaky, and be prepared to carry boats and gear a long distance to get around this hazard. All in all it was a great trip. Says Todd

Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Texas is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that
 
rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The nature scenery of Blanco Hays County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. The Blanco to Wimberly stretch of Blanco River in Texas is 35 miles long and it is classified as a class I-V(V+) section by American Whitewater. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. If you're coming from San Antonio it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good rivers.

Blanco River, Blanco to Wimberly 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 Blanco River.
 Whitewater Near Blanco River:
Little Blanco River, Blanco Comal Hays County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (FM 32 to Blanco River)
Blanco River, Blanco Hays County, 9 miles away
      Class I-V(V+) - 35 miles long (Blanco to Wimberly)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rio Raft, Comal County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Blanco River, Hays County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 20 miles long (Wimberley to Kyle)
Guadalupe River, Comal County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 22 miles long (Canyon Dam to Cypress Bend Park)
Whitewater Outfitter - Original Tube Haus, Comal County, 11 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Abbott's 306 River Outfitters, Comal County, 11 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - ROX Tubes, Comal County, 12 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Shanty Tube Rentals, Comal County, 12 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - River Sports Tubes, Comal County, 12 miles away
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 Marinas Near Blanco River:
Cranes Mill Marina, Canyon Lake , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Blanco River:
Creekhaven Inn, Wimberley , 9 miles away
Lazy H Lodge, Canyon Lake , 10 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Blanco Luxury Inn & Suites, Blanco , 14 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Dripping Springs, Dripping Springs , 15 miles away
BEST WESTERN Johnson City Inn, Johnson City , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Blanco River:
Shady Oaks Recreational Vehicle Park, Wimberley, 3 miles away
Sleepy Hollow RV Park, Wimberley, 3 miles away
Resort RV Park At woodcreek, Wimberley, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Blanco River:
Blanco State Park, Texas , 15 miles away
Pedernales Falls State Park, Texas , 18 miles away
Guadalupe River State Park, Texas , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Blanco River:
Rebecca Creek Golf Club, Spring Branch , 13 miles away
Magic Greens, Dripping Springs , 13 miles away
River Crossing Golf Club, Spring Branch , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Blanco River
Canyon Lake, Comal , 11 miles away

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