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Texas whitewater, Pedernales River

Blanco Hays county, Pedernales Falls SP to Hammett's Cross section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     14 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Texas are easier than the national norm, so keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The put-in location is a short drive from Austin-Round Rock, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This stretch of Pedernales River in Texas is 14 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. For all you camping
    people there are campgrounds nearby. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty
of spots for that. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag. The wonderful Texas scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Pedernales River make the trip here worthwhile. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general
 
area:
Going for a hike on the Hamilton Pool Park Trail is always a glorious adventure, and lots of folks from Dripping Springs come here. Pedernales Falls State Park is a great place to stretch your legs a bit, and close by you hit upon the Fou Mile Loop which is a magnificent hiking trail. This river has it all. For the period of the warmest time of the year highs here at Pedernales River get into the 90's while overnight lows are frequently in the 70's. The winter brings highs down to the 50's, and during the dark hours in the winter at Pedernales River temperatures drop to the 30's.

Pedernales River, Pedernales Falls SP to Hammett's Cross 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 Pedernales River.
 Whitewater Near Pedernales River:
Pedernales River, Blanco Hays County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 14 miles long (Pedernales Falls SP to Hammett's Cross)
Pedernales River, Blanco County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 17 miles long (Johnson City to Pedernales Falls SP)
Cow Creek, Burnet Travis County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.5 miles long (FM 1174 to FM 1431)
Blanco River, Blanco Hays County, 18 miles away
      Class I-V(V+) - 35 miles long (Blanco to Wimberly)
Barton Creek, Travis County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (SH 71 to Lost Creek)
Little Blanco River, Blanco Comal Hays County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (FM 32 to Blanco River)
Blanco River, Hays County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 20 miles long (Wimberley to Kyle)
Barton Creek, Travis County, 24 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (Lost Creek to Loop 360)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rio Raft, Comal County, 27 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
San Gabriel River - South Fork, Williamson County, 27 miles away
      Class II - 18 miles long (Liberty Hill to Georgetown)
 Marinas Near Pedernales River:
Mount View Lodge and Marina, Spicewood , 9 miles away
Siesta Shores Marina, Spicewood , 12 miles away
Rough Hollow Yacht Club, Austin , 13 miles away
Hurst Harbor Marina, Austin , 16 miles away
Sail & Ski Yacht Club, Austin , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Pedernales River:
Sleep Inn & Suites Dripping Springs, Dripping Springs , 13 miles away
Lakeway Resort And Spa, Austin , 14 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MARBLE FALLS, Marble Falls , 15 miles away
BEST WESTERN Johnson City Inn, Johnson City , 15 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Marble Falls, Marble Falls , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pedernales River:
Starlight RV Resort, Spicewood, 8 miles away
Camp Chautauqua, Spicewood, 9 miles away
Mount View Lodge and Marina, Spicewood, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Pedernales River:
Fou Mile Loop, Blanco , 4 miles away
Hamilton Pool Park Trail, Travis , 4 miles away
Falls Trail, Blanco , 4 miles away
Pedernales Falls State Park Equestrian Trails, Blanco , 5 miles away
Wolf Mountain Trail, Blanco , 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pedernales River:
Pedernales Falls State Park, Texas , 3 miles away
Blanco State Park, Texas , 21 miles away
Longhorn Cavern State Park, Texas , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pedernales River:
Austin Golf Club, Spicewood , 8 miles away
Barton Creek Country Club, Spicewood , 10 miles away
Pedernales Golf Club, Spicewood , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Pedernales River
Lake Marble Falls, Burnet , 14 miles away
Lake Lyndon B Johnson, Burnet , 17 miles away
Lake Travis, Travis , 20 miles away

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