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Texas whitewater, Pedernales River

Blanco county, Hye to Johnson City section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     16 miles
  The Hye to Johnson City stretch of Pedernales River in Blanco County is 16 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-IV section of whitewater. The starting point is not too far from San Antonio, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a
    large number of good places. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack your camp stove. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Hye to Johnson City section is
just one of many. The scenic beauty of Blanco County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near.

about the general area:
Blanco State Park is a magnificent place to explore on a wonderful day, and the good folks of Hye like to hang out close by. If the weather is wonderful here at Pedernales River, you can go for a hike along the Blanco State Park Trail. Summertime brings highs in the 90's to Pedernales River. For the period of the dark hours of summer temperatures dip down into the 60's. For the duration of the winter this place gets highs in the 50's with winter lows in the 30's overnight here at Pedernales River. The yearly rainfall here at Pedernales River is about average.

Pedernales River, Hye to Johnson City 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 Pedernales River.
 Whitewater Near Pedernales River:
Pedernales River, Blanco County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 16 miles long (Hye to Johnson City)
Pedernales River, Blanco County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 17 miles long (Johnson City to Pedernales Falls SP)
Blanco River, Blanco Hays County, 15 miles away
      Class I-V(V+) - 35 miles long (Blanco to Wimberly)
North Grape Creek, Gillespie Blanco County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 17.5 miles long (FM 1631 to Pedernales River)
Sandy Creek, Llano County, 17 miles away
      Class II+ - 4 miles long (Llano CR 310 to SH 71)
Pedernales River, Blanco Hays County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 14 miles long (Pedernales Falls SP to Hammett's Cross)
Little Blanco River, Blanco Comal Hays County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (FM 32 to Blanco River)
Crabapple Creek, Gillespie County, 22 miles away
      Class IV+ - 8 miles long (Eckert Road to FM 965)
Guadalupe River, Comal County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 25 miles long (Farm Road 3351 to Rebecca Creek Crossing)
Whitewater Outfitter - Guadalupe Canoe Livery, Comal County, 25 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Marinas Near Pedernales River:
LBJ Yacht Club & Marina, Horseshoe Bay , 19 miles away
Riverbend Marina & Storage, Horseshoe Bay , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Pedernales River:
Chantilly Lace Country Inn, Johnson City , 6 miles away
Best Western Johnson City Inn, Johnson City , 7 miles away
Best Western Plus Blanco Luxury Inn & Suites, Blanco , 11 miles away
Allison House, Stonewall , 11 miles away
Horseshoe Bay Resort, Horseshoe Bay , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pedernales River:
Wildflower Inn and RV Park, Johnson City, 6 miles away
Roadrunner RV Park, Johnson City, 7 miles away
Pedernales Hills Resort, Johnson City, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Pedernales River:
Blanco State Park Trail, Blanco , 12 miles away
Pedernales Falls State Park Equestrian Trails, Blanco , 17 miles away
Wolf Mountain Trail, Blanco , 17 miles away
Falls Trail, Blanco , 18 miles away
Fou Mile Loop, Blanco , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pedernales River:
Blanco State Park, Texas , 11 miles away
Pedernales Falls State Park, Texas , 19 miles away
Guadalupe River State Park, Texas , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pedernales River:
Ram Rock Golf Course, Horseshoe Bay , 18 miles away

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