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Texas whitewater, Bull Creek

Travis county, Spicewood Sprgs Road to Bull Cr Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     3.5 miles
 
Most years, Bull Creek can be paddled successfully only right after a heavy rain. It rises very quickly during storms because of the runoff from the surrounding hills, but it drains out just as quickly. There are no real rapids but several places where there are straight-down drops as much as 5 feet high. There are also LOTS of places where the stream bed widens so much that when the flow is average, the water is only a couple of inches
    deep. Unless you catch it right after a rain, you'll wind up having to walk about half the difference because there isn't enough water to float a boat. Says Keith

The natural beauty of Texas and the sparkling of
the sunlight on the water have people coming here. This section of Bull Creek in Travis County is 3.5 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. This is a pretty short section so no  
need to bring snacks. The put-in is not too far from Austin-Round Rock, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so better not forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The Spicewood Sprgs Road to Bull Cr Road section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling places.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to run into some smiling folks from Austin-Round Rock here; fine hiking is available along the Creek Trail.

Bull Creek, Spicewood Sprgs Road to Bull Cr Road 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 Bull Creek.
 Whitewater Near Bull Creek:
Bull Creek, Travis County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Spicewood Sprgs Road to Bull Cr Road)
Shoal Creek, Travis County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (W 34 St to W 12 St)
Colorado River, Travis County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 0.1 miles long (Austin Below Tom Miller Dam)
Barton Creek, Travis County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (Lost Creek to Loop 360)
Barton Creek, Travis County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Loop 360 to Zilker Park)
Colorado River, Travis County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 0.1 miles long (Austin Below Longhorn Dam)
Brushy Creek, Williamson County, 10 miles away
      Class II+ - 6 miles long (FM 620 to Forest Cr Golf Club Road)
Barton Creek, Travis County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (SH 71 to Lost Creek)
Onion Creek, Travis County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5 miles long (Wm Cannon Dr E to R Moya Pk)
San Gabriel River, Williamson County, 18 miles away
      Class II+ - 10 miles long (Georgetown City Pk to Jonah)
 Marinas Near Bull Creek:
West Lake Beach, Austin , 4 miles away
Lake Austin Marina, Austin , 4 miles away
Oyster's Landing Marina, Austin , 5 miles away
Marshall Ford Marina, Austin , 7 miles away
Cypress Creek Marina, Leander , 8 miles away
 Hotels Near Bull Creek:
Renaissance Austin Hotel, Austin , 2 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites AUSTIN NW - ARBORETUM AREA, Austin , 3 miles away
Courtyard Austin Northwest/Arboretum, Austin , 3 miles away
Residence Inn Austin Northwest/Arboretum, Austin , 3 miles away
Embassy Suites Austin - Arboretum, Austin , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bull Creek:
Camp Mabry Travel Camp, Austin, 4 miles away
Z's Clubhouse, Austin, 4 miles away
Emma Long Metropolitan Park, Austin, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Bull Creek:
Hill Trail, Travis , 2 miles away
Creek Trail, Travis , 2 miles away
Northwest District Park Trail, Travis , 3 miles away
Lake Trail, Travis , 4 miles away
Ridge Trail, Travis , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bull Creek:
McKinney Falls State Park, Texas , 11 miles away
Lockhart State Park, Texas , 31 miles away
Pedernales Falls State Park, Texas , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Bull Creek:
Great Hills Country Club, Austin , 2 miles away
Austin Country Club, Austin , 2 miles away
Golfsmith Golf & Tennis, Austin , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Bull Creek
Lake Austin, Travis , 5 miles away
Lake Travis, Travis , 9 miles away
Elm Waterhole, Travis , 13 miles away

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