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Texas whitewater, Sanderson Creek

Terrell county, Mofet to Rio Grande section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     17 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Del Rio, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The Mofet to Rio Grande stretch of Sanderson Creek in Terrell County is 17 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV section. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The Mofet to Rio Grande section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. Not too many hotels
    nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your camp
stove too. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Texas tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so don't forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you won't find many other paddling spots. The scenic beauty of Texas and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
A short spree to Luis Guerra Springs is always worthwhile, and close by you locate magnificent places like Seminole Canyon. Sanderson Creek gets very little rain. During the month of September you get the most rain around here while January is the month with the least amount of precipitation. High temperatures at Sanderson Creek throughout the months of summer are in the 90's with nighttime lows in the 60's. For the duration of the winter highs are in the 50's; night lows all through the wintertime for Sanderson Creek tend to be in the 20's.

Sanderson Creek, Mofet 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 Sanderson Creek.
 Whitewater Near Sanderson Creek:
Sanderson Creek, Terrell County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 17 miles long (Mofet to Rio Grande)
San Francisco Creek, Brewster County, 23 miles away
      Class III-IV - 22 miles long (Dirt Road crossing to Rio Grande)
 Hotels Near Sanderson Creek:
Days Inn Fort Stockton, Fort Stockton , 41 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sanderson Creek:
Canyon Travel Park, Sanderson, 17 miles away

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