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Lampasas San Saba county, Bend to Colorado Bend State Rec Area section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     16 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Brownwood, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The Bend to Colorado Bend State Rec Area section of Colorado River is 16 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so if you're visiting here do keep
    in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you won't find a large number of other rivers. There are a few other stretches
in this river system that can be paddled as well. The scenic beauty of Lampasas San Saba County and the cool fresh water have people coming here. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your camp stove too. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. The nearby hotels are a bit away from  
the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
Put some time aside to spend at Gorman Falls since you're here at Colorado River. Don't leave Colorado River without first going for a hike along the Canyon of the Eagles Trail; folks from Bend love to come here. This river is a great place to visit. Gorman Spring is a good local attraction, and there are great places to look at along the Colorado Bend State Park Trail. Colorado Bend State Park is a beautiful site any time of year; Hughes Hollow is another good place to stop by close by.

Colorado River, Bend to Colorado Bend State Rec Area 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, Lampasas San Saba County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 16 miles long (Bend to Colorado Bend State Rec Area)
Cherokee Creek, San Saba County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9 miles long (FM 501 to Colorado Bend SRA Road)
Colorado River, Burnet County, 19 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Lake Buchanan Dam to SH 29)
Llano River, Llano County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 19 miles long (Llano to FM 3404)
Lampasas River, Lampasas County, 27 miles away
      Class II+ - 5 miles long (FM 1690 to Rumley)
 Hotels Near Colorado River:
Best Western Plus Lampasas Inn & Suites, Lampasas , 20 miles away
Inn At Lampasas, Lampasas , 21 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Llano, Llano , 23 miles away
Best Western Llano, Llano , 23 miles away
Best Western Post Oak Inn, Burnet , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Colorado River:
Colorado Bend State Park, Bend, 3 miles away
Colorado Bend State Park - Windmill, Bend, 3 miles away
Lometa Regional Park, Lometa, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Colorado River:
Colorado Bend State Park Trail, San Saba , 2 miles away
Canyon of the Eagles Trail, Burnet , 11 miles away
Cedar Point Recreation Area Trail, Llano , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Colorado River:
Colorado Bend State Park, Texas , 2 miles away
Inks Lake State Park, Texas , 21 miles away
Longhorn Cavern State Park, Texas , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Colorado River:
San Saba Municipal Golf Course, San Saba , 17 miles away
Ink's Lake Golf Course, Buchanan Dam , 19 miles away
Lampasas City Hancock Park Golf Course, Lampasas , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Colorado River
Buchanan Lake, Llano , 19 miles away

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