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Travis county, Austin Below Tom Miller Dam section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     0.1 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Austin-Round Rock, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The Austin Below Tom Miller Dam section of Colorado River in Texas is 0.1 miles long and has been rated as a class II section by American Whitewater. No need to look hard for hotels, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The beautiful scenery of Travis County and the playfulness
    of the water attract people from near and far. This is an extremely short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river
for a while are great attractions for lots of people. The campgrounds here at Colorado River are pretty good. The average Texas whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so better not forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. The Austin Below Tom Miller Dam stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. Since you're on this site you are probably  
into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Colorado River without first paying a visit to Deep Eddy Spring. McKinney Falls State Park is a magnificent site to stretch your legs a bit; going for a hike on the Lake Trail is always a perfect adventure. This river is so perfect. Colorado River is a site with many visitors from Austin; a journey to Power House Spring will fill your spirit with good feelings. There is a good hiking trail near Colorado River called the Bee Creek Trail.

Colorado River, Austin Below Tom Miller Dam 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 Colorado River.
 Whitewater Near Colorado River:
Colorado River, Travis County, 0 miles away
      Class II - 0.1 miles long (Austin Below Tom Miller Dam)
Barton Creek, Travis County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Loop 360 to Zilker Park)
Shoal Creek, Travis County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (W 34 St to W 12 St)
Barton Creek, Travis County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (Lost Creek to Loop 360)
Colorado River, Travis County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 0.1 miles long (Austin Below Longhorn Dam)
Bull Creek, Travis County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Spicewood Sprgs Road to Bull Cr Road)
Onion Creek, Travis County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5 miles long (Wm Cannon Dr E to R Moya Pk)
Barton Creek, Travis County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (SH 71 to Lost Creek)
Brushy Creek, Williamson County, 15 miles away
      Class II+ - 6 miles long (FM 620 to Forest Cr Golf Club Road)
San Gabriel River, Williamson County, 23 miles away
      Class II+ - 10 miles long (Georgetown City Pk to Jonah)
 Marinas Near Colorado River:
Oyster's Landing Marina, Austin , 1 miles away
Lake Austin Marina, Austin , 1 miles away
West Lake Beach, Austin , 1 miles away
Bluffs Landing Marina, Austin , 5 miles away
Sandy Creek Yacht Club & Marina, Austin , 6 miles away
 Hotels Near Colorado River:
W Austin, Austin , 3 miles away
DoubleTree Suites By Hilton Austin, Austin , 3 miles away
Hyatt Regency Austin, Austin , 3 miles away
Embassy Suites By Hilton Austin Downtown Town Lake, Austin , 3 miles away
JW Marriott Austin, Austin , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Colorado River:
Pecan Grove RV Park, Austin, 2 miles away
Camp Mabry Travel Camp, Austin, 3 miles away
Oaks Rv Park, Austin, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Colorado River:
Bee Creek Trail, Travis , 1 miles away
Lake Trail, Travis , 2 miles away
Ridge Trail, Travis , 2 miles away
Boggy Creek Greenbelt Trail, Travis , 5 miles away
Northwest District Park Trail, Travis , 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Colorado River:
McKinney Falls State Park, Texas , 6 miles away
Lockhart State Park, Texas , 26 miles away
Pedernales Falls State Park, Texas , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Colorado River:
Austin Golf Courses, Austin , 2 miles away
Golf Club, Austin , 2 miles away
Pitch & Putt Golf Course, Austin , 2 miles away
 Lakes Near Colorado River
Lake Austin, Travis , 1 miles away
Elm Waterhole, Travis , 8 miles away
Lake Travis, Travis , 11 miles away

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