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Texas whitewater, Blanco River

Hays county, Wimberley to Kyle section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     20 miles
I would like information from anyone who has paddled this section of the Blanco. Email to ash_barbara20@hotmail.com Says Barbara Ash

The wonderful Texas scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. The put-in location is a short drive from Austin-Round Rock, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The Wimberley to Kyle stretch of Blanco River in Hays County is 20
    miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so pack your sleeping bag. There are a few other
sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations  
in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of folks from San Marcos come to Blanco River, and on a good day you can take a hike along the Prospect Park Trail. There is a delightful hiking trail close to Blanco River called the Guadalupe Park Trail. High temperatures at Blanco River through the summertime months are in the 90's with night lows in the 60's. The winter comes with highs in the 50's, and winter nights come with lows in the 30's to Blanco River. The amount of rainfall that falls at Blanco River is close to the national average. Most of the rain falls during May; January is the month with the least moisture.

Blanco River, Wimberley to Kyle road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Blanco River.
 Whitewater Near Blanco River:
Blanco River, Hays County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 20 miles long (Wimberley to Kyle)
San Marcos River, Hays/ Caldwell/ Guadalupe County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.5 miles long (San Marcos to Martindale)
Whitewater Outfitter - Steve's Toobs, Hays County, 8 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Hideout ON the Horseshoe, Comal County, 13 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - River Sports Tubes, Comal County, 13 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Shanty Tube Rentals, Comal County, 13 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - ROX Tubes, Comal County, 13 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Abbott's 306 River Outfitters, Comal County, 13 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Original Tube Haus, Comal County, 13 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Guadalupe Best RV Park, Comal County, 14 miles away
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 Marinas Near Blanco River:
Sandy Creek Yacht Club & Marina, Austin , 18 miles away
Bluffs Landing Marina, Austin , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Blanco River:
Red Roof Inn San Marcos, San Marcos , 5 miles away
Econo Lodge San Marcos, San Marcos , 7 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Marcos, TX, San Marcos , 7 miles away
Wingate By Wyndham San Marcos, San Marcos , 7 miles away
Super 8 San Marcos, San Marcos , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Blanco River:
Hunters Chase Farms, Wimberley, 6 miles away
United Campgrounds-san Marcos, San Marcos, 7 miles away
Blue Hole Recreation, Wimberley, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Blanco River:
Prospect Park Trail, Hays , 6 miles away
Guadalupe Park Trail, Comal , 15 miles away
Rim Rock Trail, Travis , 15 miles away
Old Hancock Trail, Comal , 16 miles away
Circle C Slaughter Creek Trail, Travis , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Blanco River:
Lockhart State Park, Texas , 22 miles away
McKinney Falls State Park, Texas , 24 miles away
Pedernales Falls State Park, Texas , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Blanco River:
Texas State-San Marcos, San Marcos , 6 miles away
Quail Creek Country Club, San Marcos , 9 miles away
Quicksand @ Woodcreek Golf Course, Wimberley , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Blanco River
Canyon Lake, Comal , 15 miles away
Elm Waterhole, Travis , 16 miles away
Lake Dunlap, Guadalupe , 19 miles away

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