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Texas whitewater, Llano River - South Fork

Kimble county, Telegraph to South Llano River SP section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     10 miles
 
I canoed the South Llano last year in June and I can say that the secenery was beautiful, but the water was constantly murky and the fishing was terrible (especially fly fishing). Also there are many flat parts of the river that require a tremendous amount of paddling and not a lot of fast moving water at all. Says Paddler

The Llano river is awful. It is also very dirty. Says Jim

To many people are on this stretch of river. It
    used to be an excellent float now the beer cans and trot lines have taken it over. Says DANNY

The beautiful scenery of Texas and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The Telegraph
to South Llano River SP section of Llano River - South Fork is 10 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. If you're coming from Kerrville it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. This river system is full of great  
paddling sections, the Telegraph to South Llano River SP section is just one of them. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a pretty small number of paddling rivers. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. 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.

Llano River - South Fork, Telegraph to South Llano River SP 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 - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Llano River - South Fork:
Llano River - South Fork, Kimble County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Telegraph to South Llano River SP)
Llano River, Kimble County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (Kimble CR 310 to Kimble CR 314)
Llano River - Johnson Fork, Kimble County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 3.5 miles long (FM 2169 to Kimble CR 320)
Hackberry Creek - Nueces River, Edwards County, 27 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Hackberry Cross to Nueces Cross)
James River, Mason County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 18 miles long (FM 385 to FM 2389)
 Hotels Near Llano River - South Fork:
Americas Best Value Inn, Junction , 7 miles away
Rodeway Inn Junction, Junction , 8 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Dos Rios, Junction , 8 miles away
Econo Lodge Junction, Junction , 8 miles away
Frio Springs Lodges, Leakey , 41 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Llano River - South Fork:
South Llano River State Park - Primitive, Junction, 4 miles away
South Llano River State Park, Junction, 4 miles away
KOA Kampgrounds, Junction, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Llano River - South Fork:
Walter Buck Wildlife Management Area Trail, Kimble , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Llano River - South Fork:
South Llano River State Park, Texas , 5 miles away
Lost Maples State Natural Area, Texas , 39 miles away

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