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Texas whitewater, Cow Creek

Burnet Travis county, FM 1174 to FM 1431 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     9.5 miles
 
People who own land along Cow Creek Rd. (CR 328) seem to think they own the River Bed & the Public ROWs.  Erroneous NO TRESSPASSING signs posted. Cow Creek is no doubt Navigable by Statue! Says Justin Woodall

Live nearby, very infrequently enough water to float a canoe or even a tube.. For canoe or Kayak you'll need water just after a large flood. Warning - all private property in this section, several ranchers have fenced across
    the riverl Says dee

From FM 1174 to Lake Travis Cow Creek seldom has enough flowing water to float a toy canoe. The entire length of Cow Creek passes through private property. I submit that whitewater enthusiasts
look elsewhere for a suitable stream. Says R.L.Wilson

it's ok but not as good as new braunfels Says travis

The starting location is a reasonable drive from Austin-Round Rock, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The beautiful scenery of Texas and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. The average Texas whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to
 
master than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The FM 1174 to FM 1431 section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system.

Cow Creek, FM 1174 to FM 1431 road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Cow Creek.
 Whitewater Near Cow Creek:
Cow Creek, Burnet Travis County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.5 miles long (FM 1174 to FM 1431)
San Gabriel River - South Fork, Williamson County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 18 miles long (Liberty Hill to Georgetown)
Bear Creek, Williamson County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Cty Road 274 to North Fork San Gabriel River)
San Gabriel River - North Fork, Williamson County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (CR 200 to US 183)
Barton Creek, Travis County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (SH 71 to Lost Creek)
Pedernales River, Blanco Hays County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 14 miles long (Pedernales Falls SP to Hammett's Cross)
Rocky Creek, Burnet County, 22 miles away
      Class II - 7.5 miles long (US 183 to Oakalla)
Bull Creek, Travis County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Spicewood Sprgs Road to Bull Cr Road)
Barton Creek, Travis County, 23 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (Lost Creek to Loop 360)
San Gabriel River - North Fork, Williamson County, 24 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (L. Georgetown to Georgetown)
 Marinas Near Cow Creek:
Mount View Lodge and Marina, Spicewood , 7 miles away
Siesta Shores Marina, Spicewood , 11 miles away
Emerald Point Marina, Austin , 11 miles away
Rock Marina, Leander , 11 miles away
Paradise Cove Marina & Yacht, Austin , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Cow Creek:
Lakeway Resort And Spa, Austin , 12 miles away
Vintage Villas, Austin , 13 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites AUSTIN NW - LAKEWAY, Lakeway , 13 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Austin - Lakeway, Lakeway , 14 miles away
BEST WESTERN Marble Falls Inn, Marble Falls , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cow Creek:
Camp Balcones Springs, Marble Falls, 4 miles away
Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area, Spicewood, 4 miles away
Turkey Bend, Spicewood, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cow Creek:
Pedernales Falls State Park, Texas , 18 miles away
Longhorn Cavern State Park, Texas , 22 miles away
Inks Lake State Park, Texas , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cow Creek:
Lakecliff On Lake Travis Golf, Spicewood , 6 miles away
Pedernales Golf Club, Spicewood , 9 miles away
Crystal Falls Golf Club, Leander , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Cow Creek
Lake Marble Falls, Burnet , 13 miles away
Lake Travis, Travis , 15 miles away
Lake Lyndon B Johnson, Burnet , 19 miles away

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