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Texas whitewater, San Gabriel River

Williamson county, Georgetown City Pk to Jonah section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+     10 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Austin-Round Rock, as you can see on the road map further down. The wonderful Williamson County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down San Gabriel River are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the
    Georgetown City Pk to Jonah section is just one of many. Lodging is available near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.
The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack your camp stove. The Georgetown City  
Pk to Jonah section of San Gabriel River in Texas is 10 miles long and it is classified as a class II+ section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking along the Good Water Trail is delightful fun, and you'll meet a lot of folks from Hutto here. Don't leave San Gabriel River without first paying a visit to Manske Branch Spring. For the duration of the warm days of summer here at San Gabriel River, high temperatures commonly reach the 90's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 70's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 50's; after the sun is down during the winter temperatures at San Gabriel River dip into the 30's.

San Gabriel River, Georgetown City Pk to Jonah 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 Gabriel River.
 Whitewater Near San Gabriel River:
San Gabriel River, Williamson County, 5 miles away
      Class II+ - 10 miles long (Georgetown City Pk to Jonah)
San Gabriel River - North Fork, Williamson County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (L. Georgetown to Georgetown)
Brushy Creek, Williamson County, 9 miles away
      Class II+ - 6 miles long (FM 620 to Forest Cr Golf Club Road)
Berry Creek, Williamson County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 8 miles long (Shell Road to Weir)
Salado Creek, Bell County, 17 miles away
      Class II+ - 5 miles long (FM 2843 to Salado)
Bull Creek, Travis County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Spicewood Sprgs Road to Bull Cr Road)
San Gabriel River - South Fork, Williamson County, 21 miles away
      Class II - 18 miles long (Liberty Hill to Georgetown)
Shoal Creek, Travis County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (W 34 St to W 12 St)
San Gabriel River - North Fork, Williamson County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (CR 200 to US 183)
Colorado River, Travis County, 24 miles away
      Class II - 0.1 miles long (Austin Below Longhorn Dam)
 Marinas Near San Gabriel River:
Reyes Marina, Austin , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near San Gabriel River:
Candlewood Suites GEORGETOWN, Georgetown , 5 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites GEORGETOWN, Georgetown , 5 miles away
La Quinta Inn Georgetown, Georgetown , 5 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Georgetown Inn & Suites, Georgetown , 5 miles away
Comfort Suites Georgetown, Georgetown , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near San Gabriel River:
East View RV Ranch, Georgetown, 1 miles away
San Gabriel River RV Camp Resort, Georgetown, 2 miles away
Shady River Rv Resort, Georgetown, 3 miles away
 Trails Near San Gabriel River:
Good Water Trail, Williamson , 9 miles away
Granger Lake - Taylor Park Trail, Williamson , 16 miles away
Creek Trail, Travis , 19 miles away
Hill Trail, Travis , 19 miles away
Trailhead Park Trail, Travis , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near San Gabriel River:
McKinney Falls State Park, Texas , 27 miles away
Bastrop State Park, Texas , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near San Gabriel River:
Southwestern University Golf Course, Georgetown , 4 miles away
Teravista Golf Club, Round Rock , 6 miles away
Berry Creek Golf Course, Georgetown , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near San Gabriel River
Lake Georgetown, Williamson , 8 miles away

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