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Texas whitewater, Sandy Creek

Llano county, Llano CR 310 to SH 71 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II+     4 miles
I have driven this area, and would be concerned about trespassing issues with leaving a vehicle at the put-in.† Any thoughts on that?† Thanks, Says Kevin

The nature scenery of Texas and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. The Llano CR 310 to SH 71 stretch of Sandy Creek is 4 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II+ section of whitewater. There arenít any hotels
    right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Texas are often
easier than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of places for that. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. The campgrounds here at  
Sandy Creek are pretty good. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Kerrville, as you can see on the road map further down.

Briefly about the general area:
There's magnificent hiking along the Longhorn Cavern State Park Trail, and if you're here you will meet lots of folks from close by Round Mountain. Longhorn Cavern State Park is a good place to go if you're at Sandy Creek, and the Inks Lake State Park Trail offers hiking at its best. This river is so perfect. Everybody loves Inks Lake State Park, and Hogpen Hollow is in the neighborhood, and is a wonderful spot.

Sandy Creek, Llano CR 310 to SH 71 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 Sandy Creek.
 Whitewater Near Sandy Creek:
Sandy Creek, Llano County, 3 miles away
      Class II+ - 4 miles long (Llano CR 310 to SH 71)
Colorado River, Burnet County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Lake Buchanan Dam to SH 29)
Llano River, Llano County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 19 miles long (Llano to FM 3404)
Pedernales River, Blanco County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 17 miles long (Johnson City to Pedernales Falls SP)
Pedernales River, Blanco County, 19 miles away
      Class II-IV - 16 miles long (Hye to Johnson City)
Sixmile Creek, Llano County, 19 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (FM 2323 to FM 152)
Crabapple Creek, Gillespie County, 20 miles away
      Class IV+ - 8 miles long (Eckert Road to FM 965)
North Grape Creek, Gillespie Blanco County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 17.5 miles long (FM 1631 to Pedernales River)
Pedernales River, Blanco Hays County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 14 miles long (Pedernales Falls SP to Hammett's Cross)
Cherokee Creek, San Saba County, 29 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9 miles long (FM 501 to Colorado Bend SRA Road)
 Marinas Near Sandy Creek:
LBJ Yacht Club & Marina, Horseshoe Bay , 10 miles away
Riverbend Marina & Storage, Horseshoe Bay , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Sandy Creek:
Horseshoe Bay Resort, Horseshoe Bay , 10 miles away
Hampton Inn On The Lake, Marble Falls , 16 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Marble Falls, Marble Falls , 16 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MARBLE FALLS, Marble Falls , 16 miles away
Quality Inn Near Lake Marble Falls, Marble Falls , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sandy Creek:
Longhorn Resort, Kingsland, 7 miles away
Kingsland Slab RV Camp, Kingsland, 8 miles away
La-z-l RV Park and Cottages, Kingsland, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Sandy Creek:
Longhorn Cavern State Park Trail, Burnet , 13 miles away
Inks Lake State Park Trail, Burnet , 14 miles away
Cedar Point Recreation Area Trail, Llano , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sandy Creek:
Inks Lake State Park, Texas , 14 miles away
Longhorn Cavern State Park, Texas , 14 miles away
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Texas , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sandy Creek:
Packsaddle Country Club, Kingsland , 6 miles away
Ram Rock Golf Course, Horseshoe Bay , 7 miles away
Legends Golf Course, Kingsland , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Sandy Creek
Lake Lyndon B Johnson, Burnet , 12 miles away
Buchanan Lake, Llano , 13 miles away
Inks Lake, Burnet , 14 miles away

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