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Texas whitewater, Barton Creek

Travis county, Lost Creek to Loop 360 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     5 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Austin-Round Rock, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. The beautiful scenery of Texas and the cool fresh water beats anything. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while
    are great attractions for lots of people. This stretch of Barton Creek in Travis County is 5 miles long and it is classified as a class III section by American Whitewater. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking
around here you'll find a large number of good spots. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Lost Creek to Loop 360 section is just one of many. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Barton Creek without popping by McKinney Falls State Park; there are plenty of folks from Austin here at Barton Creek.
Good hiking is available along the Bee Creek Trail, and do put some time aside to spend at Back Door Spring while you're here at Barton Creek. This is such a great river. There's good hiking along the Turkey Creek Trail. Throughout the summertime, highs usually are in the 90's at Barton Creek, and the night is a little colder of course, regularly in the 70's. All through the winter highs are in the 50's; night lows at Barton Creek during the winter regularly descend into the 30's. From a rain point of view Barton Creek is a rather common spot. The month of May is the wettest with most of the rain, and the driest month of the year is December.

Barton Creek, Lost Creek to Loop 360 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Barton Creek.
 Whitewater Near Barton Creek:
Barton Creek, Travis County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (Lost Creek to Loop 360)
Barton Creek, Travis County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Loop 360 to Zilker Park)
Colorado River, Travis County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 0.1 miles long (Austin Below Tom Miller Dam)
Shoal Creek, Travis County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (W 34 St to W 12 St)
Barton Creek, Travis County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (SH 71 to Lost Creek)
Onion Creek, Travis County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5 miles long (Wm Cannon Dr E to R Moya Pk)
Colorado River, Travis County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 0.1 miles long (Austin Below Longhorn Dam)
Bull Creek, Travis County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Spicewood Sprgs Road to Bull Cr Road)
Brushy Creek, Williamson County, 18 miles away
      Class II+ - 6 miles long (FM 620 to Forest Cr Golf Club Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - Steve's Toobs, Hays County, 23 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Marinas Near Barton Creek:
Bluffs Landing Marina, Austin , 2 miles away
Oyster's Landing Marina, Austin , 4 miles away
Lake Austin Marina, Austin , 4 miles away
Sandy Creek Yacht Club & Marina, Austin , 4 miles away
West Lake Beach, Austin , 4 miles away
 Hotels Near Barton Creek:
La Quinta Inn & Suites Austin Southwest At Mopac, Austin , 1 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites AUSTIN SW - SUNSET VALLEY, Sunset Valley , 2 miles away
Residence Inn Austin Southwest, Austin , 2 miles away
Hotel Granduca Austin, Austin , 3 miles away
Hampton Inn Austin-Oak Hill TX, Austin , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Barton Creek:
Emma Long Metropolitan Park, Austin, 4 miles away
Pecan Grove RV Park, Austin, 4 miles away
Oaks Rv Park, Austin, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Barton Creek:
Bee Creek Trail, Travis , 3 miles away
Turkey Creek Trail, Travis , 5 miles away
Lake Trail, Travis , 5 miles away
Ridge Trail, Travis , 5 miles away
Circle C Slaughter Creek Trail, Travis , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Barton Creek:
McKinney Falls State Park, Texas , 8 miles away
Lockhart State Park, Texas , 25 miles away
Pedernales Falls State Park, Texas , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Barton Creek:
Lost Creek Country Club Golf, Austin , 2 miles away
Golf Club, Austin , 3 miles away
Golf Links, Austin , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Barton Creek
Lake Austin, Travis , 3 miles away
Elm Waterhole, Travis , 6 miles away
Lake Travis, Travis , 10 miles away

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