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Texas whitewater, Cowhouse Creek

Hamilton Coryell county, Parsley to Pidcoke section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+     33 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so better not forget that many runs in this state are very easy. The scenic beauty of Texas and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. This stretch of Cowhouse
    Creek in Texas is 33 miles long and is a class II+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There are
a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you won't find many other paddling places. Now this is a pretty long section, perfect for a real wilderness adventure. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
 
    The smiling people of Evant like to hang out nearby. At Cowhouse Creek through the summer highs are in the 90's, and during the night it cools down to the 70's. Daytime highs all through the wintertime are in the 50's, and
  nighttime lows in the 30's for Cowhouse Creek. Cowhouse Creek is a good spot of common rain. The month of May is the wettest with most of the rain, and December meanwhile is the driest month.

Cowhouse Creek, Parsley to Pidcoke 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 Cowhouse Creek.
 Whitewater Near Cowhouse Creek:
Bee House Creek, Coryell County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Slater Road to Pidcoke)
Cowhouse Creek, Hamilton Coryell County, 11 miles away
      Class II+ - 33 miles long (Parsley to Pidcoke)
Lampasas River, Lampasas County, 13 miles away
      Class II+ - 5 miles long (FM 1690 to Rumley)
Rocky Creek, Burnet County, 29 miles away
      Class II - 7.5 miles long (US 183 to Oakalla)
 Hotels Near Cowhouse Creek:
Western Inn, Hamilton , 19 miles away
BEST WESTERN Chateau Ville Motor Inn, Gatesville , 19 miles away
Super 8 Copperas Cove, Copperas Cove , 19 miles away
Ramada Gatesville, Gatesville , 20 miles away
Comfort Suites Copperas Cove, Copperas Cove , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cowhouse Creek:
Boone's RV Trailer Park, Lampasas, 18 miles away
Circle T Trail Park and RV, Copperas Cove, 19 miles away
 Trails Near Cowhouse Creek:
Angelina National Forest Trail, Jasper , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cowhouse Creek:
Meridian State Park, Texas , 36 miles away
Mother Neff State Park, Texas , 37 miles away
Colorado Bend State Park, Texas , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cowhouse Creek:
Hills Of Cove Golf Course, Copperas Cove , 19 miles away
Gatesville Country Club, Gatesville , 19 miles away

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