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Texas whitewater, Tonkawa Creek

McLennan county, Tonkawa Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     0.1 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Texas and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. This section of Tonkawa Creek in McLennan County is 0.1 miles long and it is classified as a class III section by American Whitewater. If you're coming from Waco it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Texas is often easier than
    elsewhere, so keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come
because it is a very popular destination. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are not so many other good spots for that around here. This section is very short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. There's  
camping available near Tonkawa Creek.

Briefly about the general area:
Tonkawa Creek is not far at all from Crawford, and Mother Neff State Park is both great and stunning. Hiking along the Mother Neff State Park Trail is perfect fun. Summer at Tonkawa Creek arrives with high temperatures in the 90's with nighttime lows in the 70's. Daytime highs throughout the wintertime are in the 50's, and throughout the dark hours in the winter at Tonkawa Creek temperatures dip to the 30's. Tonkawa Creek is a good spot of normal rain. During the month of May you get the most rain around here, and the driest month is December.

Tonkawa Creek, Tonkawa Falls 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 Tonkawa Creek.
 Whitewater Near Tonkawa Creek:
Tonkawa Creek, McLennan County, 0 miles away
      Class III - 0.1 miles long (Tonkawa Falls)
Middle Bosque River, McLennan County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Crawford to FM 3047)
Hog Creek, McLennan County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 13 miles long (Patton Church to Speegleville Road)
Childress Creek, Bosque McLennan County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Cayote to FM 2490)
Meridian Creek, Bosque County, 24 miles away
      Class II - 8 miles long (Bosque Cty Road 347 to SH 6)
 Marinas Near Tonkawa Creek:
Lake Waco Marina, Woodway , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Tonkawa Creek:
SpringHill Suites Waco Woodway, Woodway , 16 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Woodway Waco South Inn & Suites, Woodway , 16 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Woodway - Waco South, Waco , 16 miles away
Super 8 Waco/Mall Area TX, Waco , 17 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Waco South, Woodway , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tonkawa Creek:
Towkaw Falls RV Park, Crawford, 4 miles away
Speegleville I - Waco Lake, -blank-, 5 miles away
Quail Crossing RV Park, Woodway, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Tonkawa Creek:
Mother Neff State Park Trail, Coryell , 13 miles away
Cameron Park Hike and Bike Trail, McLennan , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tonkawa Creek:
Mother Neff State Park, Texas , 12 miles away
Lake Whitney State Park, Texas , 24 miles away
Meridian State Park, Texas , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tonkawa Creek:
Lake Country Club, Waco , 13 miles away
Bear Ridge Golf Club, Woodway , 14 miles away
Ridgewood Country Club, Waco , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Tonkawa Creek
Waco Lake, McLennan , 16 miles away
Lake Whitney, Hill , 20 miles away

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