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Texas whitewater, San Francisco Creek

Brewster county, Dirt Road crossing to Rio Grande section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     22 miles
  This stretch of San Francisco Creek is 22 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Texas and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Whitewater rafting and kayaking
    in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so better not forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so pack your sleeping bag. Since you're
on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you won't find a large number of other places. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
San Francisco Creek is a location that is reasonably arid typically. September is when
 
you get the most rain here while January is the month with the least amount of precipitation. For the duration of the summer months, highs regularly are in the 90's at San Francisco Creek; the overnight is rather chillier of course, commonly in the 60's. Through the winter highs are in the 50's, and winter nights come with lows in the 20's to San Francisco Creek.

San Francisco Creek, Dirt Road crossing to Rio Grande 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 San Francisco Creek.
 Whitewater Near San Francisco Creek:
San Francisco Creek, Brewster County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 22 miles long (Dirt Road crossing to Rio Grande)
Sanderson Creek, Terrell County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 17 miles long (Mofet to Rio Grande)
 Hotels Near San Francisco Creek:
Days Inn Fort Stockton, Fort Stockton , 40 miles away
 Campgrounds Near San Francisco Creek:
Canyon Travel Park, Sanderson, 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near San Francisco Creek:
Big Bend National Park, Big Bend National Park - TX , 62 miles away
Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River, Big Bend National Park - TX , 62 miles away

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