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Texas whitewater, Onion Creek

Travis county, Wm Cannon Dr E to R Moya Pk section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III(IV)     5 miles
  The Wm Cannon Dr E to R Moya Pk section of Onion Creek is 5 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III(IV) section by American Whitewater. The put-in is not too far from Austin-Round Rock, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The wonderful Travis County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Onion Creek will make you feel great. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature
    will have you coming back for more. There are many good hotels to choose from, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip.
The campgrounds here at Onion Creek are pretty good. The Wm Cannon Dr E to R Moya Pk stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling places.

Briefly about the general area:
A spree to McKinney Falls State Park when you're here at Onion Creek is a wonderful idea, and you'll meet a
 
    lot of people from Austin here. Take a hike on the Homestead Trail; you can have a great hiking adventure along the Lower Falls Trail. This river is so wonderful. The amount of rainfall that falls at Onion Creek is close
  to the national average. For the period of the month of May you get the most rain around here while January is mostly the driest month. Through the months of summer, highs ordinarily are in the 90's at Onion Creek, and all through summer nights temperatures are in the 70's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 50's, and night lows at Onion Creek during the winter regularly dip into the 30's.

Onion Creek, Wm Cannon Dr E to R Moya Pk 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 Onion Creek.
 Whitewater Near Onion Creek:
Onion Creek, Travis County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5 miles long (Wm Cannon Dr E to R Moya Pk)
Colorado River, Travis County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 0.1 miles long (Austin Below Longhorn Dam)
Barton Creek, Travis County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Loop 360 to Zilker Park)
Colorado River, Travis County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 0.1 miles long (Austin Below Tom Miller Dam)
Shoal Creek, Travis County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (W 34 St to W 12 St)
Barton Creek, Travis County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (Lost Creek to Loop 360)
Bull Creek, Travis County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Spicewood Sprgs Road to Bull Cr Road)
Barton Creek, Travis County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (SH 71 to Lost Creek)
Brushy Creek, Williamson County, 20 miles away
      Class II+ - 6 miles long (FM 620 to Forest Cr Golf Club Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - Steve's Toobs, Hays County, 22 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Marinas Near Onion Creek:
Sandy Creek Yacht Club & Marina, Austin , 9 miles away
Oyster's Landing Marina, Austin , 9 miles away
Lake Austin Marina, Austin , 9 miles away
West Lake Beach, Austin , 9 miles away
Bluffs Landing Marina, Austin , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Onion Creek:
Super 8 Austin/Airport South, Austin , 2 miles away
Holiday Inn AUSTIN AIRPORT, Austin , 3 miles away
Comfort Suites Austin Airport, Austin , 3 miles away
Microtel Inn And Suites By Wyndham Austin Airport, Austin , 3 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Austin Airport, Austin , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Onion Creek:
McKinney Falls State Park, Austin, 0 miles away
Royal Palms Mobile Home and RV Community, Austin, 3 miles away
Tejas Mobile Plaza, Austin, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Onion Creek:
Homestead Trail, Travis , 1 miles away
Lower Falls Trail, Travis , 1 miles away
Rock Shelter Trail, Travis , 1 miles away
Onion Creek Trail, Travis , 1 miles away
Roy Guerrero Colorado River Park Trail, Travis , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Onion Creek:
McKinney Falls State Park, Texas , 2 miles away
Lockhart State Park, Texas , 19 miles away
Bastrop State Park, Texas , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Onion Creek:
Clay Jimmy Golf Course, Austin , 2 miles away
Creedmore Country Club, Austin , 3 miles away
Riverside Golf Course, Austin , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Onion Creek
Lake Austin, Travis , 9 miles away
Elm Waterhole, Travis , 9 miles away
Lake Travis, Travis , 19 miles away

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