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Texas whitewater, North Grape Creek

Gillespie Blanco county, FM 1631 to Pedernales River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III+     17.5 miles
  The FM 1631 to Pedernales River section of North Grape Creek in Texas is 17.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III+ section of whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Texas and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. The put-in location is a short drive from Kerrville, as you can see on the road map further down. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.
    If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your camp stove too. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Texas are often easier than in other states, so if you're not from around
here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. 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. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling  
places. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too.

Briefly about the general area:
During your visit to North Grape Creek you'll meet some people from Stonewall for sure. An average amount of rainfall falls at North Grape Creek. Most of the rain falls throughout May, and the driest of the months is January. All through the summer highs here at North Grape Creek reach the 90's with night lows in the 60's. Daytime highs during the winter are in the 50's, and after the sun is down during the wintertime temperatures at North Grape Creek plunge into the 30's.

North Grape Creek, FM 1631 to Pedernales River 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 North Grape Creek.
 Whitewater Near North Grape Creek:
Pedernales River, Blanco County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 16 miles long (Hye to Johnson City)
North Grape Creek, Gillespie Blanco County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 17.5 miles long (FM 1631 to Pedernales River)
Crabapple Creek, Gillespie County, 13 miles away
      Class IV+ - 8 miles long (Eckert Road to FM 965)
Sandy Creek, Llano County, 14 miles away
      Class II+ - 4 miles long (Llano CR 310 to SH 71)
Pedernales River, Blanco County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 17 miles long (Johnson City to Pedernales Falls SP)
Blanco River, Blanco Hays County, 23 miles away
      Class I-V(V+) - 35 miles long (Blanco to Wimberly)
Sixmile Creek, Llano County, 23 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (FM 2323 to FM 152)
Pedernales River, Blanco Hays County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 14 miles long (Pedernales Falls SP to Hammett's Cross)
Llano River, Llano County, 26 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 19 miles long (Llano to FM 3404)
Guadalupe River, Comal County, 26 miles away
      Class II-III - 25 miles long (Farm Road 3351 to Rebecca Creek Crossing)
 Hotels Near North Grape Creek:
Allison House, Stonewall , 7 miles away
Chantilly Lace Country Inn, Johnson City , 14 miles away
Best Western Johnson City Inn, Johnson City , 15 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg , 17 miles away
Super 8 Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near North Grape Creek:
Peach Country RV Park, Stonewall, 6 miles away
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park - Shs, Stonewall, 7 miles away
Wildflower Inn and RV Park, Johnson City, 14 miles away
 Trails Near North Grape Creek:
Summit Trail, Llano , 18 miles away
Echo Canyon Trail, Llano , 18 miles away
Loop Trail, Llano , 18 miles away
Blanco State Park Trail, Blanco , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near North Grape Creek:
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Texas , 18 miles away
Blanco State Park, Texas , 18 miles away
Pedernales Falls State Park, Texas , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near North Grape Creek:
Ram Rock Golf Course, Horseshoe Bay , 19 miles away

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