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Texas whitewater, Waxahachie Creek - South Prong

Ellis county, Lake Waxahachie Spillway section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV(V)     0.4 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Corsicana, as you can see on the road map further down. The Lake Waxahachie Spillway stretch of Waxahachie Creek - South Prong is 0.4 miles long and is a class III-IV(V) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with not too many other places for that. The Lake Waxahachie Spillway stretch is one of a few paddling stretches
    in this river system. The average Texas whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are
good for beginners. The natural beauty of Ellis County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. The campgrounds here at Waxahachie Creek - South Prong are pretty good. This is an extremely short section so better bring some good walking shoes. Lodging is available near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
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plenty of folks from Bardwell here at Waxahachie Creek - South Prong. There is a fine hiking trail in the vicinity of Waxahachie Creek - South Prong called the Waxahachie Trail; going for a hike on the Tonkawa Trail is always a good adventure. This river is so good. All through the summertime months highs here at Waxahachie Creek - South Prong reach the 90's. When the night sets in temperatures dip down into the 70's. High temperatures through the wintertime are normally in the 50's, and night lows at Waxahachie Creek - South Prong through the wintertime usually fall into the 30's.

Waxahachie Creek - South Prong, Lake Waxahachie Spillway 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 Waxahachie Creek - South Prong.
 Whitewater Near Waxahachie Creek - South Prong:
Waxahachie Creek - South Prong, Ellis County, 0 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 0.4 miles long (Lake Waxahachie Spillway)
Ten Mile Creek, Dallas County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (South Main St to Pleasant Run Road)
 Hotels Near Waxahachie Creek - South Prong:
La Quinta Inn & Suites Waxahachie, Waxahachie , 5 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites WAXAHACHIE, Waxahachie , 5 miles away
Comfort Suites Waxahachie, Waxahachie , 5 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Waxahachie Inn & Suites, Waxahachie , 5 miles away
Super 8 Waxahachie TX, Waxahachie , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Waxahachie Creek - South Prong:
Waxahachie Creek, Ennis, 9 miles away
High View Park, Ennis, 11 miles away
Mott Park, Ennis, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Waxahachie Creek - South Prong:
Waxahachie Trail, Ellis , 9 miles away
Tonkawa Trail, Ellis , 13 miles away
Cedar Hill State Park Trail, Dallas , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Waxahachie Creek - South Prong:
Cedar Hill State Park, Texas , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Waxahachie Creek - South Prong:
Red Oak Golf Club, Red Oak , 10 miles away
Eagle Rock Golf Club, Ennis , 11 miles away
Corsicana Country Club, Corsicana , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Waxahachie Creek - South Prong
Lake Waxahachie, Ellis , 1 miles away
Bardwell Lake, Ellis , 10 miles away
Lake Clark, Ellis , 11 miles away

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