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Texas whitewater, Duck Creek

Dallas county, Beltline Road to Miller Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     5 miles
 
†It seems that this creek is not so affected by normal rainfall. I went there after a few days of decent rain and got plenty of exercise dragging my kayak for about 2 miles before I threw in the towel. I was able to float about 250 ft of that 2 miles, so it was not a complete waste. I passed dams, rock formations and construction that definitely makes this creek look like a fun challenge after a complete deluge, but after a week of scattered
    showers the creek was about ankle deep. The water was clear, but there is tons of debris and trash and quite a few folk living along the creek in tents or other makeshift hovels. They seemed to be timid creatures. I could
hear them but never got a glimpse. Says James B

If you're coming from Dallas -Fort Worth-Arlington it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. The wonderful Texas scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Texas is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget
 
that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. No shortage of good hotels, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. The campgrounds here at Duck Creek are pretty good. This section of Duck Creek in Dallas County is 5 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here.

Duck Creek, Beltline Road to Miller Road road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Duck Creek.
 Whitewater Near Duck Creek:
Duck Creek, Dallas County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Beltline Road to Miller Road)
Rowlett Creek, Dallas County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2 miles long (Pleasant Valley Road in Garland TX)
Spring Creek River, Collin Dallas County, 6 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3 miles long (Renner Road to Jupiter Road)
White Rock Creek, Dallas County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.25 miles long (Belt Line Road to US 75)
Furneaux Creek, Denton County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Josey Lane to McCoy Road)
Ten Mile Creek, Dallas County, 24 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (South Main St to Pleasant Run Road)
Denton Creek, Tarrant County, 28 miles away
      Class II+ - 0.1 miles long (Just below Grapevine Dam)
 Marinas Near Duck Creek:
Lake Pointe Marina, Garland , 7 miles away
G T Storage & Marina, Garland , 8 miles away
Lakeside Fishing & Camping Park, Rowlett , 9 miles away
Collin Park RV Resort and Marina, Wylie , 9 miles away
Rosenberg Jim, Rowlett , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Duck Creek:
Hyatt Place Dallas/Garland/Richardson, Garland , 3 miles away
Holiday Inn GARLAND, Garland , 3 miles away
Days Inn Dallas Garland West, Garland , 3 miles away
Super 8 Garland North Dallas Area, Garland , 3 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Garland/Dallas, Garland , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Duck Creek:
Spring Creek Village RV, Plano, 8 miles away
Plantation Place RV Resort, Sunnyvale, 8 miles away
Collin Park RV Resort and Marina, Wylie, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Duck Creek:
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Trail, Collin , 15 miles away
L B Houston Park Nature Trail, Dallas , 19 miles away
Elm Fork Nature Preserve Trail, Dallas , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Duck Creek:
Cedar Hill State Park, Texas , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Duck Creek:
Firewheel Golf Park, Garland , 4 miles away
Eastern Hills Country Club, Garland , 5 miles away
Dallas Athletic Club, Dallas , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Duck Creek
Ray Hubbard Lake, Kaufman , 13 miles away
Lavon Lake, Collin , 14 miles away
Bachman Lake, Dallas , 15 miles away

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