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Texas whitewater, Middle Bosque River

McLennan county, Crawford to FM 3047 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     7 miles
Mother Neff State park is on the Leon River, not the Middle Bosque. Says Anonymous

The natural beauty of McLennan County and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Texas are often more forgiving than in other states, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter,
     this is an area with not too many other places for that. The put-in is not too far from Waco, as you can see on the road map further down. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there
are a few others too. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. The Crawford to FM 3047 stretch of Middle Bosque River in McLennan County is 7 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. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room  
before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking is a popular thing to do around Middle Bosque River; Mother Neff State Park Trail is a splendid local trail. Mother Neff State Park is a good place to go if you're at Middle Bosque River; at Middle Bosque River you always meet someone from Crawford. This is such a fun river. Summer at Middle Bosque River comes with high temperatures in the 90's. When the night sets in temperatures sink down into the 70's. Highs through the wintertime are mostly in the 50's with temperatures at Middle Bosque River dipping down into the 30's throughout winter nights.

Middle Bosque River, Crawford to FM 3047 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 Middle Bosque River.
 Whitewater Near Middle Bosque River:
Tonkawa Creek, McLennan County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 0.1 miles long (Tonkawa Falls)
Middle Bosque River, McLennan County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Crawford to FM 3047)
Hog Creek, McLennan County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 13 miles long (Patton Church to Speegleville Road)
Childress Creek, Bosque McLennan County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Cayote to FM 2490)
Meridian Creek, Bosque County, 26 miles away
      Class II - 8 miles long (Bosque Cty Road 347 to SH 6)
 Marinas Near Middle Bosque River:
Lake Waco Marina, Woodway , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Middle Bosque River:
SpringHill Suites Waco Woodway, Woodway , 14 miles away
Best Western Plus Woodway Waco South Inn & Suites, Woodway , 15 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Woodway - Waco South, Waco , 15 miles away
Super 8 Waco/Mall Area TX, Waco , 15 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Waco South, Woodway , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Middle Bosque River:
Towkaw Falls RV Park, Crawford, 3 miles away
Speegleville I - Waco Lake, -blank-, 7 miles away
Quail Crossing RV Park, Woodway, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Middle Bosque River:
Mother Neff State Park, Texas , 12 miles away
Lake Whitney State Park, Texas , 24 miles away
Meridian State Park, Texas , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Middle Bosque River:
Greenbrier Golf Club, Moody , 16 miles away
Cottonwood Creek Golf Course, Waco , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Middle Bosque River
Waco Lake, McLennan , 14 miles away
Lake Whitney, Hill , 20 miles away

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