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Texas whitewater, Denton Creek

Tarrant county, Just below Grapevine Dam section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II+     0.1 miles
No one is alowed to enter below the Grapevine Lake Dam. There are signs everywhere stating no unauthorized personal. Persons caught accessing this area will be ticketed. Says Ranger Watkins

The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. The beautiful scenery of
    Tarrant County and the water flowing gracefully down Denton Creek make the trip here worthwhile. The Just below Grapevine Dam section of Denton Creek in Tarrant County is 0.1 miles long and is according to American Whitewater
a class II+ section of whitewater. This is a very short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Just below Grapevine Dam section is one of them. There's camping available near Denton Creek. The put-in location is a short drive from Dallas -Fort Worth-Arlington, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Getting some good exercise  
and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
Near Denton Creek you hit upon the Northshore Trail which is a fine hiking trail, and lots of people from Flower Mound come here. The Walnut Grove Trail is a pleasant hiking trail near Denton Creek. Denton Creek gets a common amount of precipitation. May is when you get the most rain here, and January is the month with the least moisture.

Denton Creek, Just below Grapevine 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 Denton Creek.
 Whitewater Near Denton Creek:
Denton Creek, Tarrant County, 0 miles away
      Class II+ - 0.1 miles long (Just below Grapevine Dam)
Furneaux Creek, Denton County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Josey Lane to McCoy Road)
Johnson Creek, Tarrant County, 14 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3.5 miles long (Meadowbrook Park to Great SW Pkwy)
White Rock Creek, Dallas County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.25 miles long (Belt Line Road to US 75)
Ten Mile Creek, Dallas County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (South Main St to Pleasant Run Road)
Spring Creek River, Collin Dallas County, 24 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3 miles long (Renner Road to Jupiter Road)
Duck Creek, Dallas County, 27 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Beltline Road to Miller Road)
Trinity River - West Fork, Tarrant County, 28 miles away
      Class II+(V) - 2.5 miles long (Lake Worth Spillway to River Oaks Blv)
Trinity River - Clear Fork, Tarrant County, 30 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 3.5 miles long (Bryant Irvin Road to University Dr)
 Marinas Near Denton Creek:
Sunset Charters, Grapevine , 2 miles away
Scott's Landing Marina, Grapevine , 2 miles away
Eagle Point Marina, Lewisville , 7 miles away
West Lake Marina, Lake Dallas , 8 miles away
Cottonwood Creek Marina-Lake Lewisville, Little Elm , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Denton Creek:
Homewood Suites By Hilton Dallas-DFW Airport N-Grapevine, Grapevine , 0 miles away
SpringHill Suites Dallas DFW Airport North/Grapevine, Grapevine , 1 miles away
Hyatt Place Dallas/Grapevine, Grapevine , 1 miles away
Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center, Grapevine , 1 miles away
Residence Inn DFW Airport North/Grapevine, Grapevine , 1 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Denton Creek:
Vineyards Camp Ground, Grapevine, 1 miles away
The Vineyards Campground & Cabins on Lake Grapevine, Grapevine, 2 miles away
Murrell Park, Flower Mound, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Denton Creek:
Elm Fork Nature Preserve Trail, Dallas , 8 miles away
L B Houston Park Nature Trail, Dallas , 11 miles away
South Lakes Park Trail, Denton , 13 miles away
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Trail, Collin , 14 miles away
Village Creek Historical Area Trail, Tarrant , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Denton Creek:
Cedar Hill State Park, Texas , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Denton Creek:
Bridlewood Golf Club, Flower Mound , 4 miles away
Hank Haney Golf, Lewisville , 7 miles away
Riverchase Golf Club, Coppell , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Denton Creek
Grapevine Lake, Tarrant , 1 miles away
North Lake, Dallas , 6 miles away
Lake Lewisville, Denton , 8 miles away

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