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Texas whitewater, Steele Creek

Bosque county, Morgan to FM 56 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+     10 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The scenic beauty of Bosque County and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The Morgan to FM 56 section of Steele Creek in Texas is
    10 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II+ section of whitewater. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. If you hurry you can run this section in a
day but why not make it an overnighter, so pack your camping stuff. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Granbury, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that.

Briefly about the general area:
This is a popular place for people
 
from Morgan, and stopping by Lake Whitney State Park is a good thing to do. Going for a hike on the Bosque Trail is always a good adventure; a great place like Meridian State Park is too perfect to leave out. This river is a great place to visit. There is a glorious hiking trail close to Steele Creek called the Meridian State Park Trail. From a rain point of view Steele Creek is a relatively normal site. The wettest month of the year is frequently May, that's the one that rains the most while December is frequently the driest month. Summer brings highs in the 90's to Steele Creek. For the period of the dark hours of summer temperatures fall down into the 70's.

Steele Creek, Morgan to FM 56 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 Steele Creek.
 Whitewater Near Steele Creek:
Steele Creek, Bosque County, 5 miles away
      Class II+ - 10 miles long (Morgan to FM 56)
Childress Creek, Bosque McLennan County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Cayote to FM 2490)
Nolan River, Hill County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (SH 174 to Adair Spring Park)
Meridian Creek, Bosque County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 8 miles long (Bosque Cty Road 347 to SH 6)
Hog Creek, McLennan County, 24 miles away
      Class II - 13 miles long (Patton Church to Speegleville Road)
Paluxy River, Summervell County, 24 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Somervell CR 1008 to Glen Rose Park)
Middle Bosque River, McLennan County, 27 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Crawford to FM 3047)
Tonkawa Creek, McLennan County, 29 miles away
      Class III - 0.1 miles long (Tonkawa Falls)
 Marinas Near Steele Creek:
Lakewood Marina at Juniper Cove, Whitney , 13 miles away
Harbor Master Marina, Whitney , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Steele Creek:
White Bluff Resort, Whitney , 10 miles away
BEST WESTERN Velkommen, Clifton , 13 miles away
Arrowhead Resort, Whitney , 16 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites GLEN ROSE, Glen Rose , 19 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Glen Rose, Glen Rose , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Steele Creek:
Plowman Creek, Morgan, 5 miles away
Steele Creek, Morgan, 7 miles away
Kimball Bend, Kopperl, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Steele Creek:
Meridian State Park Trail, Bosque , 12 miles away
Bosque Trail, Bosque , 13 miles away
Lake Whitney State Park Hiking Trail, Hill , 14 miles away
Cleburne State Park Trail, Johnson , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Steele Creek:
Meridian State Park, Texas , 12 miles away
Lake Whitney State Park, Texas , 14 miles away
Cleburne State Park, Texas , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Steele Creek:
Bosque Valley Golf Club, Meridian , 10 miles away
White Bluff Golf Club, Whitney , 11 miles away
Lake Whitney Country Club, Whitney , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Steele Creek
Lake Whitney, Hill , 15 miles away
Gilmer and Walker Lake, Hill , 19 miles away

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