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Texas whitewater, Meridian Creek

Bosque county, Bosque Cty Road 347 to SH 6 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     8 miles
 
This stretch of river is located on private property and cannot be legally accessed without permission from local landowners. Please be advised that accessing this river without permission constitutes a crime and will result in prosecution, conviction, and the legal consequences thereof. Says Editor

The Bosque Cty Road 347 to SH 6 stretch of Meridian Creek in Texas is 8 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II section.
    Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Texas are easier than the national norm, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The wonderful Bosque County scenery
and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. The Bosque Cty Road 347 to SH 6 stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. The campgrounds here at Meridian Creek are pretty good. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but you'd better reserve in  
advance because these hotels fill up quick. This is a pretty decent length section, good for a one day paddling trip. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Granbury, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Meridian Creek there are plenty of people from Meridian, and don't leave Meridian Creek without first going for a hike along the Meridian State Park Trail. A spree to Meridian State Park invigorates the spirit, and there's great hiking along the Bosque Trail.

Meridian Creek, Bosque Cty Road 347 to SH 6 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 Meridian Creek.
 Whitewater Near Meridian Creek:
Meridian Creek, Bosque County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 8 miles long (Bosque Cty Road 347 to SH 6)
Steele Creek, Bosque County, 12 miles away
      Class II+ - 10 miles long (Morgan to FM 56)
Childress Creek, Bosque McLennan County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Cayote to FM 2490)
Hog Creek, McLennan County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 13 miles long (Patton Church to Speegleville Road)
Middle Bosque River, McLennan County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Crawford to FM 3047)
Tonkawa Creek, McLennan County, 22 miles away
      Class III - 0.1 miles long (Tonkawa Falls)
North Bosque River, Hamilton Bosque County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II - 14 miles long (Hico to Iredell)
Nolan River, Hill County, 29 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (SH 174 to Adair Spring Park)
Paluxy River, Summervell County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Somervell CR 1008 to Glen Rose Park)
 Hotels Near Meridian Creek:
BEST WESTERN Velkommen, Clifton , 5 miles away
The Lucky Penny Lodge, Iredell , 18 miles away
Ramada Gatesville, Gatesville , 22 miles away
White Bluff Resort, Whitney , 22 miles away
BEST WESTERN Chateau Ville Motor Inn, Gatesville , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Meridian Creek:
Meridian State Park - Shinnery Ridge East, Meridian, 6 miles away
Meridian State Park - Crosstimbers, Meridian, 6 miles away
Meridian State Park - Shinnery Ridge West, Meridian, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Meridian Creek:
Meridian State Park, Texas , 7 miles away
Lake Whitney State Park, Texas , 21 miles away
Cleburne State Park, Texas , 29 miles away
 Lakes Near Meridian Creek
Lake Whitney, Hill , 20 miles away

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