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Texas whitewater, Rio Grande

Brewster Terrell county, La Linda to Dryden Crossing section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III+     83.5 miles
  The nature scenery of Brewster Terrell County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you won't find a large number of other rivers. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the La Linda to Dryden Crossing stretch is one of them. A stretch of this length does require some preparations,
    so make sure you pack enough food along with your camping gear. This section of Rio Grande is 83.5 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III+ section by American Whitewater. There arenít any hotels right nearby but
if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. 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. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Summertime brings highs in the 90's to Rio Grande.
Throughout the dark hours of summer temperatures plunge down into the 60's. Highs all through the winter are regularly in the 50's while the cold winter nights at Rio Grande are in the 20's. Around Rio Grande you donít get a lot of rainfall. September is the wettest month with most rain; January meanwhile is the driest month.

Rio Grande, La Linda to Dryden Crossing road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Rio Grande.
 Whitewater Near Rio Grande:
San Francisco Creek, Brewster County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 22 miles long (Dirt Road crossing to Rio Grande)
Sanderson Creek, Terrell County, 28 miles away
      Class III-IV - 17 miles long (Mofet to Rio Grande)
Rio Grande, Brewster Terrell County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 83.5 miles long (La Linda to Dryden Crossing)
 Hotels Near Rio Grande:
WoodSpring Suites Burlington, Burlington , 23 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rio Grande:
Big Bend National Park, Big Bend National Park - TX , 56 miles away
Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River, Big Bend National Park - TX , 56 miles away

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