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Texas whitewater, San Gabriel River - South Fork

Williamson county, Liberty Hill to Georgetown section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     18 miles
 
Good ride. Better after a good rain..... Says LibertyHillian

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. The nature scenery of Williamson County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. This section of San Gabriel River - South Fork in Williamson County is 18 miles long and has been rated
    as a class II section by American Whitewater. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your camping stuff too. A bit of exercise
and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Texas are often more forgiving than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Liberty Hill to Georgetown stretch is just one of them. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't  
matter, this area has a large number of paddling rivers. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at San Gabriel River - South Fork you'll probably meet some folks from Georgetown; there is a splendid hiking trail nearby called the Trailhead Park Trail. The Good Water Trail is a tremendous hiking trail in close proximity to San Gabriel River - South Fork. The amount of precipitation that falls at San Gabriel River - South Fork is close to the national average.

San Gabriel River - South Fork, Liberty Hill to Georgetown 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 - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near San Gabriel River - South Fork:
San Gabriel River - North Fork, Williamson County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (L. Georgetown to Georgetown)
Berry Creek, Williamson County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 8 miles long (Shell Road to Weir)
San Gabriel River - South Fork, Williamson County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 18 miles long (Liberty Hill to Georgetown)
San Gabriel River, Williamson County, 9 miles away
      Class II+ - 10 miles long (Georgetown City Pk to Jonah)
Brushy Creek, Williamson County, 11 miles away
      Class II+ - 6 miles long (FM 620 to Forest Cr Golf Club Road)
San Gabriel River - North Fork, Williamson County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (CR 200 to US 183)
Bear Creek, Williamson County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Cty Road 274 to North Fork San Gabriel River)
Bull Creek, Travis County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Spicewood Sprgs Road to Bull Cr Road)
Cow Creek, Burnet Travis County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.5 miles long (FM 1174 to FM 1431)
Shoal Creek, Travis County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (W 34 St to W 12 St)
 Marinas Near San Gabriel River - South Fork:
Sandy Creek Marina Store, Leander , 13 miles away
Cypress Creek Marina, Leander , 14 miles away
Riviera Marina, Leander , 14 miles away
Dodd Street Docks, Leander , 14 miles away
Highland Lakes Marina, Leander , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near San Gabriel River - South Fork:
Candlewood Suites AUSTIN N-CEDAR PARK, Cedar Park , 7 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CEDAR PARK (NW AUSTIN), Cedar Park , 7 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Austin - Cedar Park, Cedar Park , 7 miles away
BEST WESTERN Cedar Inn, Cedar Park , 7 miles away
Comfort Inn Cedar Park, Cedar Park , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near San Gabriel River - South Fork:
Russell Park, Georgetown, 4 miles away
Tejas Camp, Liberty Hill, 4 miles away
Austin Leander KOA, Leander, 4 miles away
 Trails Near San Gabriel River - South Fork:
Good Water Trail, Williamson , 5 miles away
Trailhead Park Trail, Travis , 12 miles away
Creek Trail, Travis , 14 miles away
Hill Trail, Travis , 14 miles away
Arkansas Bend Trail, Travis , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near San Gabriel River - South Fork:
McKinney Falls State Park, Texas , 27 miles away
Pedernales Falls State Park, Texas , 35 miles away
Longhorn Cavern State Park, Texas , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near San Gabriel River - South Fork:
Cimarron Hills Country Club, Georgetown , 1 miles away
Sun City Texas Golf Club, Georgetown , 3 miles away
Big Cedar Country Club, Teague , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near San Gabriel River - South Fork
Lake Georgetown, Williamson , 6 miles away
Lake Travis, Travis , 17 miles away

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