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Texas whitewater, Johnson Creek

Tarrant county, Meadowbrook Park to Great SW Pkwy section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II(III)     3.5 miles
The section of Johnson Creek from (roughly) Ballpark Way to the Copeland Road bridge is on Six Flags Over Texas private property and is not open to the public. This section of the creek passes through a restricted active ride area. Kayakers must exit the creek and portage to an entry point past Copeland Road. Says SIx Flags Over Texas

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. The wonderful Tarrant County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. No need to look hard for hotels, but do book a room before you come because
it is a very popular destination. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. This is a somewhat short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. The Meadowbrook Park to Great SW Pkwy stretch of Johnson Creek in Texas is 3.5 miles long and has  
been rated as a class II(III) section by American Whitewater. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Meadowbrook Park to Great SW Pkwy section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
You undeniably must have a look at Cedar Hill State Park since you're here at Johnson Creek. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Johnson Creek; Mountain Creek Lake Park Trail is a wonderful local trail. While you're here at Johnson Creek you will meet lots of folks from nearby Arlington. Good hiking is available along the Village Creek Historical Area Trail.

Johnson Creek, Meadowbrook Park to Great SW Pkwy 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 Johnson Creek.
 Whitewater Near Johnson Creek:
Johnson Creek, Tarrant County, 2 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3.5 miles long (Meadowbrook Park to Great SW Pkwy)
Ten Mile Creek, Dallas County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (South Main St to Pleasant Run Road)
Denton Creek, Tarrant County, 13 miles away
      Class II+ - 0.1 miles long (Just below Grapevine Dam)
Furneaux Creek, Denton County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Josey Lane to McCoy Road)
White Rock Creek, Dallas County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.25 miles long (Belt Line Road to US 75)
Trinity River - Clear Fork, Tarrant County, 24 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 3.5 miles long (Bryant Irvin Road to University Dr)
Trinity River - West Fork, Tarrant County, 24 miles away
      Class II+(V) - 2.5 miles long (Lake Worth Spillway to River Oaks Blv)
Spring Creek River, Collin Dallas County, 29 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3 miles long (Renner Road to Jupiter Road)
Waxahachie Creek - South Prong, Ellis County, 30 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 0.4 miles long (Lake Waxahachie Spillway)
Duck Creek, Dallas County, 30 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Beltline Road to Miller Road)
 Marinas Near Johnson Creek:
Lynn Creek Marina, Grand Prairie , 7 miles away
Sunset Charters, Grapevine , 12 miles away
Scott's Landing Marina, Grapevine , 12 miles away
Eagle Point Marina, Lewisville , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Johnson Creek:
Hyatt Place Dallas Arlington, Arlington , 0 miles away
Sleep Inn Arlington Near Six Flags, Arlington , 0 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ARLINGTON (SIX FLAGS AREA), Arlington , 0 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Arlington At Six Flags Dr, Arlington , 0 miles away
Homewood Suites By Hilton Dallas-Arlington, Arlington , 0 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Johnson Creek:
Trailerdell Mobile Home Park, Grand Prairie, 2 miles away
Traders Village Flea Market, Grand Prairie, 4 miles away
Dallas Metro KOA, Arlington, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Johnson Creek:
Village Creek Historical Area Trail, Tarrant , 7 miles away
Mountain Creek Lake Park Trail, Dallas , 8 miles away
Loyd Park Trail, Tarrant , 8 miles away
Trinity Creek Mountain Creek Preserve Trail, Dallas , 10 miles away
Cedar Hill State Park Trail, Dallas , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Johnson Creek:
Cedar Hill State Park, Texas , 8 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Johnson Creek:
Great Southwest Golf Club, Grand Prairie , 1 miles away
Meadowbrook Golf Course, Arlington , 2 miles away
Golf Center Of Arlington, Arlington , 2 miles away
 Lakes Near Johnson Creek
Vilbig Lakes, Dallas , 8 miles away
Joe Pool Lake, Dallas , 8 miles away
Spring Lake, Dallas , 9 miles away

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