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Texas whitewater, Rocky Creek

Burnet county, US 183 to Oakalla section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     7.5 miles
 
Hi Land Owner,
On the offhand chance you may be back to read this, Kayakers are some of the most respectful people in the world. Why would you want to send someone to jail for simply passing thru a navigable stream that runs thru your land? I don't get it. You know, if it's that much of an issue, you could charge people entry or just insist they check in with you first. Most people aren't looking for trouble. Says Paddler

This stretch
    and all others of rocky creek are private. If I see you on the creek you will at the very least go to jail for trespassing. Says Land Owner

The average Texas whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit
easier to master than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. The wonderful Texas scenery and the playfulness of the water beats anything. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, as you can see on the road map further down. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations  
in advance you're all set. The campgrounds here at Rocky Creek are pretty good. The US 183 to Oakalla stretch of Rocky Creek in Burnet County is 7.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II section. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. The US 183 to Oakalla section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Rocky Creek is not far at all from Briggs.

Rocky Creek, US 183 to Oakalla 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 Rocky Creek.
 Whitewater Near Rocky Creek:
Rocky Creek, Burnet County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 7.5 miles long (US 183 to Oakalla)
San Gabriel River - North Fork, Williamson County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (CR 200 to US 183)
Bear Creek, Williamson County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Cty Road 274 to North Fork San Gabriel River)
San Gabriel River - South Fork, Williamson County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 18 miles long (Liberty Hill to Georgetown)
Lampasas River, Lampasas County, 21 miles away
      Class II+ - 5 miles long (FM 1690 to Rumley)
Berry Creek, Williamson County, 21 miles away
      Class II - 8 miles long (Shell Road to Weir)
Cow Creek, Burnet Travis County, 22 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.5 miles long (FM 1174 to FM 1431)
Bee House Creek, Coryell County, 23 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Slater Road to Pidcoke)
San Gabriel River - North Fork, Williamson County, 23 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (L. Georgetown to Georgetown)
Salado Creek, Bell County, 25 miles away
      Class II+ - 5 miles long (FM 2843 to Salado)
 Hotels Near Rocky Creek:
Super 8 Copperas Cove, Copperas Cove , 10 miles away
Comfort Suites Copperas Cove, Copperas Cove , 11 miles away
Days Inn Copperas Cove, Copperas Cove , 12 miles away
BEST WESTERN Inn & Suites, Copperas Cove , 12 miles away
Inn At Lampasas, Lampasas , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rocky Creek:
Circle T Trail Park and RV, Copperas Cove, 10 miles away
West Fort Hood RV Park, Killeen, 13 miles away
Rio Bonito Cabin Resort, Georgetown, 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rocky Creek:
Longhorn Cavern State Park, Texas , 31 miles away
Inks Lake State Park, Texas , 32 miles away
Colorado Bend State Park, Texas , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rocky Creek:
Hills Of Cove Golf Course, Copperas Cove , 12 miles away
Lampasas City Hancock Park Golf Course, Lampasas , 17 miles away
Courses Of Clear Creek, Killeen , 17 miles away

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