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Texas whitewater, Nolan River

Hill county, SH 174 to Adair Spring Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     6 miles
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The starting location is a short drive from Granbury, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The nature scenery of Hill County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a pretty small number of paddling places. This
    stretch of Nolan River in Texas is 6 miles long and it is classified as a class II section by American Whitewater. On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon. The SH 174 to Adair Spring
Park section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The average Texas whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states,  
so better not forget that rivers in this state are less demanding.

Briefly about the general area:
The Cleburne State Park Trail offers hiking at its best, and a great place like Cleburne State Park is too fine to leave out. While you're here at Nolan River you will meet lots of people from close by Blum. Don't leave Nolan River without popping by Lake Whitney State Park, and why not take a refreshing hike along the Lake Whitney State Park Hiking Trail. Summer brings highs in the 90's to Nolan River. Once the sun is down it descends down to the 70's. Throughout the wintertime the highs are commonly in the 50's, and night lows all through the winter for Nolan River tend to be in the 20's.

Nolan River, SH 174 to Adair Spring Park 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 Nolan River.
 Whitewater Near Nolan River:
Nolan River, Hill County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (SH 174 to Adair Spring Park)
Steele Creek, Bosque County, 17 miles away
      Class II+ - 10 miles long (Morgan to FM 56)
Childress Creek, Bosque McLennan County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Cayote to FM 2490)
Meridian Creek, Bosque County, 29 miles away
      Class II - 8 miles long (Bosque Cty Road 347 to SH 6)
 Marinas Near Nolan River:
Lakewood Marina at Juniper Cove, Whitney , 10 miles away
Harbor Master Marina, Whitney , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Nolan River:
White Bluff Resort, Whitney , 7 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Cleburne TX, Cleburne , 11 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CLEBURNE, Cleburne , 11 miles away
Super 8 Cleburne, Cleburne , 11 miles away
Liberty Hotel, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Cleburne , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Nolan River:
Chisholm Trail Park, Kopperl, 5 miles away
Hamm Creek County Park, Kopperl, 6 miles away
Kimball Bend, Kopperl, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Nolan River:
Lake Whitney State Park, Texas , 13 miles away
Cleburne State Park, Texas , 13 miles away
Meridian State Park, Texas , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Nolan River:
Cleburne Golf Ranch, Cleburne , 14 miles away
Concan Golf & Country Club, Concan , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Nolan River
Gilmer and Walker Lake, Hill , 7 miles away
Lake Whitney, Hill , 17 miles away

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