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Texas whitewater, Brazos River - Clear Fork

Jones Shackelford county, US 180 to Lueders section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I(IV)     5 miles
 
Public campsites on river? Says Cissy Lewis

In order to get to the take out you have to go over or around the only dam on the Clear Fork.   Ya don't want to go over the dam and it's a pretty good trek around it, if you can make it.  You'll reach the remains of an old railroad bridge and can get out there if you don't want to challenge the dam.  Good Luck!  Oh, and there is only one ''whitewater'' experience other than the dam and the
    gar that may jump in your boat with you. Says Jo Burns

The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Texas are often easier than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the
rivers in this state are not very demanding. The starting location is a short drive from Abilene, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the US 180 to Lueders section is one of them. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you won't find a large number of other spots. The natural beauty of Jones Shackelford County and the sparkling  
of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. There's camping available near Brazos River - Clear Fork. This stretch is mid length, it's perfect for a one day trip. 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:
While you're here at Brazos River - Clear Fork you will meet lots of people from nearby Lueders. The warmest time of the year at Brazos River - Clear Fork comes with high temperatures in the 90's; during summer nights temperatures are in the 70's.

Brazos River - Clear Fork, US 180 to Lueders 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 Brazos River - Clear Fork.
 Whitewater Near Brazos River - Clear Fork:
Brazos River - Clear Fork, Jones Shackelford County, 2 miles away
      Class I(IV) - 5 miles long (US 180 to Lueders)
 Marinas Near Brazos River - Clear Fork:
Fort Phantom Marina & Boat Storage, Abilene , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Brazos River - Clear Fork:
Hampton Inn - Suites Abilene I-20, Abilene , 18 miles away
La Quinta Inn Abilene, Abilene , 18 miles away
BEST WESTERN Abilene Inn & Suites, Abilene , 18 miles away
Knights Inn Abilene, Abilene , 18 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites University, Abilene , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Brazos River - Clear Fork:
Johnson City Park, Abilene, 10 miles away
Seabee City Park, Abilene, 15 miles away
Stamford Marina, Avoca, 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Brazos River - Clear Fork:
Abilene State Park, Texas , 35 miles away
 Lakes Near Brazos River - Clear Fork
Fort Phantom Hill Lake, Jones , 10 miles away
Brick Yard Lake Number 2, Jones , 18 miles away
Lake Stamford, Haskell , 18 miles away

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