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Texas whitewater, Bee House Creek

Coryell county, Slater Road to Pidcoke section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     9 miles
All four corners of Beehouse Creek on Slater Road and near Pidcoke are privately owned, so anyone launching better make sure you have the property owners permission to launch. Says Tony

Kayakers beware!!!!  This past spring the water on the bee house full of water moccasins.  I don't know how anybody gets into that water. It was horrible. Says River Rat

Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Texas are easier than the national
    norm, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The beautiful scenery of Coryell County and the water flowing gracefully down Bee House Creek are reasons enough
to come here and paddle. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Slater Road to Pidcoke section is one of them. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while are sure  
to keep you coming back for more. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with not too many other spots for that. This section of Bee House Creek in Texas is 9 miles long and has been rated as a class II section by American Whitewater. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
This is a popular spot for folks from Purmela. Bee House Creek gets a common amount of precipitation. The month with most of the rain is May, and December is when it's the driest.

Bee House Creek, Slater Road to Pidcoke 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 Bee House Creek.
 Whitewater Near Bee House Creek:
Bee House Creek, Coryell County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Slater Road to Pidcoke)
Lampasas River, Lampasas County, 13 miles away
      Class II+ - 5 miles long (FM 1690 to Rumley)
Cowhouse Creek, Hamilton Coryell County, 18 miles away
      Class II+ - 33 miles long (Parsley to Pidcoke)
Rocky Creek, Burnet County, 23 miles away
      Class II - 7.5 miles long (US 183 to Oakalla)
 Hotels Near Bee House Creek:
Super 8 Copperas Cove, Copperas Cove , 12 miles away
Comfort Suites Copperas Cove, Copperas Cove , 13 miles away
Best Western Inn & Suites, Copperas Cove , 13 miles away
Days Inn Copperas Cove, Copperas Cove , 13 miles away
Rodeway Inn Gatesville, Gatesville , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bee House Creek:
Circle T Trail Park and RV, Copperas Cove, 12 miles away
West Fort Hood RV Park, Killeen, 14 miles away
Faunt Leroy City Park, Gatesville, 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bee House Creek:
Mother Neff State Park, Texas , 33 miles away
Colorado Bend State Park, Texas , 38 miles away
Meridian State Park, Texas , 39 miles away

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