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Lampasas county, FM 1690 to Rumley section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+     5 miles
 
(3/01/14) We put in at the 2484 Bridge almost to Youngsport at about 10:30am and got out at the bridge on Stillhouse Lake around 3:15pm. The trip between 2484 and gravel crossing had us pulling our kayaks several times as the water is really low in areas. Once we past gravel crossing we didn't have to get out of the yaks because the water is deep enough.  The water flow is VERY slow, and we paddled the entire trip, but all in all it was nice.
    With the low water I would suggest putting in at GC. Says Mike H.

My family (wife and 3 sons) just kayaked the Lampasas from Stillhouse Hollow to I-35 on 10/25/09.  The release from Stillhouse Hollow dam is 1560 cfs. 
This means the river is about 4 ft high and very swift current.  Have to watch for sweepers and strainers.  Stay in the middle of the river.  No white water, just current.  Put in at Chalk Ridge Falls park and take out at I-35 bridge.  The takeout is a little tough, but doable.  My wife fell out when her kayak hit a log and it took us about 500 yards to recover her boat and get her back in it.  Water is very cold. Need air temp to be 75 plus  
to be safe here.  Would be better with release at 500-1000 cfs. Says Jeff Warren

I just kayaked the Lampasas. I put in at 195 bridge near Florence. I ''paddled all the way to still house lake. For the about the first five miles the water levels were really low. It took me about five plus hours to make it to the Youngsport bridge. The going was a little tough like I said low water levels really slowed me down. But once you pass Youngsport bridge there was a lot more water. I really didn't have time to soak in the scenery because by that point I was going to be running out of daylight. I was able to make it to my take-out point by 2015, having spent about eight plus hours on this trip. Says FM

We own 45 acres on the Lampasas River which follows the river nearly to the bridge on hwy 190. We have created a camping/river access area that we will rent out. Contact me at robert.luthi@gmail.com if interested. Says Bob Luthi (see picture)

I just floated a 25 mile stretch of the Lampasas river from the hwy190 bridge in kemper to the 195 bridge near florence. It was a very scenic trip but the water levels at this time of year is a little low. All in all it was a good float, but the water could have been a little higher. not too much white water and a lot of downed trees blocking the path. Good easy float. but like i said, it needs more water to be a better ride.
David Johnson, SGT US ARMY Says David Johnson

Lampasas River, FM 1690 to Rumley road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Lampasas River.
 Whitewater Near Lampasas River:
Lampasas River, Lampasas County, 3 miles away
      Class II+ - 5 miles long (FM 1690 to Rumley)
Bee House Creek, Coryell County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Slater Road to Pidcoke)
Rocky Creek, Burnet County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 7.5 miles long (US 183 to Oakalla)
Cowhouse Creek, Hamilton Coryell County, 21 miles away
      Class II+ - 33 miles long (Parsley to Pidcoke)
San Gabriel River - North Fork, Williamson County, 28 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (CR 200 to US 183)
Bear Creek, Williamson County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Cty Road 274 to North Fork San Gabriel River)
Colorado River, Lampasas San Saba County, 29 miles away
      Class I-II - 16 miles long (Bend to Colorado Bend State Rec Area)
 Hotels Near Lampasas River:
Inn At Lampasas, Lampasas , 10 miles away
Super 8 Copperas Cove, Copperas Cove , 14 miles away
Comfort Suites Copperas Cove, Copperas Cove , 17 miles away
Days Inn Copperas Cove, Copperas Cove , 17 miles away
BEST WESTERN Inn & Suites, Copperas Cove , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Lampasas River:
Boone's RV Trailer Park, Lampasas, 5 miles away
Boone RV Park, Lampasas, 11 miles away
Circle T Trail Park and RV, Copperas Cove, 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Lampasas River:
Colorado Bend State Park, Texas , 26 miles away
Longhorn Cavern State Park, Texas , 34 miles away
Inks Lake State Park, Texas , 34 miles away

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