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Texas whitewater, Llano River

Mason Llano county, US 87 to CR 103 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II(III)     17 miles
  This stretch of Llano River in Texas is 17 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II(III) section of whitewater. If you're coming from Kerrville it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Texas is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. Getting
    a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. The scenic beauty of Mason Llano County and the water flowing gracefully down Llano River beats anything. For all you camping
people there are campgrounds nearby. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of folks from
 
Castell here at Llano River. Llano River gets a common amount of yearly rain. May is when you get the most rain here; December on the other hand is the driest. Through the months of summer at Llano River highs are mostly in the 90's. When the night sets in temperatures descend down into the 60's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 50's, and through the dark hours in the winter at Llano River temperatures dip to the 30's.

Llano River, US 87 to CR 103 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 Llano River.
 Whitewater Near Llano River:
Hickory Creek River, Llano County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 10 miles long (County Road 109 to FM 152)
Llano River, Mason Llano County, 7 miles away
      Class II(III) - 17 miles long (US 87 to CR 103)
Beaver Creek, Mason County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 11 miles long (Spring Branch Road to US 87)
Sixmile Creek, Llano County, 16 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (FM 2323 to FM 152)
Crabapple Creek, Gillespie County, 21 miles away
      Class IV+ - 8 miles long (Eckert Road to FM 965)
Llano River, Llano County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 19 miles long (Llano to FM 3404)
North Grape Creek, Gillespie Blanco County, 28 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 17.5 miles long (FM 1631 to Pedernales River)
 Hotels Near Llano River:
BEST WESTERN Llano, Llano , 22 miles away
Bella Vista Cottage, Fredericksburg , 22 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Llano, Llano , 23 miles away
Fredericksburg Hill Country Hotel, Fredericksburg , 25 miles away
202 And Cottage, Fredericksburg , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Llano River:
Llano River RV Park, Mason, 7 miles away
Fort Mason City Park, Mason, 15 miles away
 Trails Near Llano River:
Loop Trail, Llano , 16 miles away
Echo Canyon Trail, Llano , 16 miles away
Summit Trail, Llano , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Llano River:
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Texas , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Llano River:
Llano River Golf Course & Rv Resort, Llano , 14 miles away
Golf Course Comanche Creek, Mason , 16 miles away

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