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Texas whitewater, Childress Creek

Bosque McLennan county, Cayote to FM 2490 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     17 miles
  The Cayote to FM 2490 stretch of Childress Creek in Bosque McLennan County is 17 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Waco, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The scenic beauty of Texas and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Getting some good exercise
    and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Texas are easier than the national norm, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many
runs in this state are very easy. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Here at Childress Creek there are plenty of folks from Clifton, and Lake Whitney State Park is both magnificent and pretty. Childress Creek is right by the Lake Whitney State Park Hiking Trail. At Childress Creek during the days of summer highs are in the 90's, and during the night it cools down to the 70's. For the duration of the winter highs are in the 50's, and after the sun is down through the winter temperatures at Childress Creek plunge into the 30's. The amount of rainfall that falls at Childress Creek is close to the national average.

Childress Creek, Cayote to FM 2490 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 Childress Creek.
 Whitewater Near Childress Creek:
Childress Creek, Bosque McLennan County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Cayote to FM 2490)
Hog Creek, McLennan County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 13 miles long (Patton Church to Speegleville Road)
Middle Bosque River, McLennan County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Crawford to FM 3047)
Tonkawa Creek, McLennan County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 0.1 miles long (Tonkawa Falls)
Meridian Creek, Bosque County, 22 miles away
      Class II - 8 miles long (Bosque Cty Road 347 to SH 6)
Steele Creek, Bosque County, 22 miles away
      Class II+ - 10 miles long (Morgan to FM 56)
Nolan River, Hill County, 26 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (SH 174 to Adair Spring Park)
 Marinas Near Childress Creek:
Harbor Master Marina, Whitney , 8 miles away
Lakewood Marina at Juniper Cove, Whitney , 14 miles away
Lake Waco Marina, Woodway , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Childress Creek:
Arrowhead Resort, Whitney , 13 miles away
BEST WESTERN Velkommen, Clifton , 14 miles away
White Bluff Resort, Whitney , 17 miles away
SpringHill Suites Waco Woodway, Woodway , 19 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Woodway Waco South Inn & Suites, Woodway , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Childress Creek:
Soldiers Bluff, Laguna Park, 7 miles away
Riverside, Laguna Park, 8 miles away
Lofers Bend West, Laguna Park, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Childress Creek:
Lake Whitney State Park Hiking Trail, Hill , 11 miles away
Cameron Park Hike and Bike Trail, McLennan , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Childress Creek:
Lake Whitney State Park, Texas , 11 miles away
Meridian State Park, Texas , 24 miles away
Mother Neff State Park, Texas , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Childress Creek:
Waco Seniors Golf, Waco , 11 miles away
Lake Country Club, Waco , 12 miles away
Lake Whitney Country Club, Whitney , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Childress Creek
Lake Whitney, Hill , 7 miles away
Waco Lake, McLennan , 16 miles away

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