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Texas whitewater, Ten Mile Creek

Dallas county, South Main St to Pleasant Run Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     5 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Dallas -Fort Worth-Arlington, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The South Main St to Pleasant Run Road section of Ten Mile Creek in Dallas County is 5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so you'd better
    keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The nature scenery of Dallas County and the water flowing gracefully down Ten Mile Creek are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Getting some
good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the South Main St to Pleasant Run Road section is one of them. No shortage of good hotels, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular  
destination. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. On this section you do get some distance, suitable for an afternoon trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Cedar Hill State Park is a nice location to visit on a delightful day, and the nice folks of Desoto like to hang out close by. There are glorious places to look at along the Mountain Creek Lake Park Trail. Go for a hike on the Cedar Hill State Park Trail. The yearly rain here at Ten Mile Creek is about average. May is the wettest month with most rain, and the driest month of the year is January. For the duration of the long summer days highs here at Ten Mile Creek get into the 90's.

Ten Mile Creek, South Main St to Pleasant Run Road 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 Ten Mile Creek.
 Whitewater Near Ten Mile Creek:
Ten Mile Creek, Dallas County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (South Main St to Pleasant Run Road)
Johnson Creek, Tarrant County, 16 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3.5 miles long (Meadowbrook Park to Great SW Pkwy)
Waxahachie Creek - South Prong, Ellis County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 0.4 miles long (Lake Waxahachie Spillway)
White Rock Creek, Dallas County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.25 miles long (Belt Line Road to US 75)
Furneaux Creek, Denton County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Josey Lane to McCoy Road)
Duck Creek, Dallas County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Beltline Road to Miller Road)
Denton Creek, Tarrant County, 24 miles away
      Class II+ - 0.1 miles long (Just below Grapevine Dam)
Spring Creek River, Collin Dallas County, 25 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3 miles long (Renner Road to Jupiter Road)
Rowlett Creek, Dallas County, 27 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2 miles long (Pleasant Valley Road in Garland TX)
 Marinas Near Ten Mile Creek:
Lynn Creek Marina, Grand Prairie , 12 miles away
Flagship Marinas, Dallas , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Ten Mile Creek:
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites, De Soto , 2 miles away
Best Western Plus Duncanville Dallas, Duncanville , 2 miles away
TownePlace Suites Dallas DeSoto, De Soto , 2 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites DUNCANVILLE, Duncanville , 2 miles away
Super 8 Dallas South, Dallas , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ten Mile Creek:
Hi Ho Campground Of Dallas, Desoto, 4 miles away
Cedar Hill State Park, Cedar Hill, 7 miles away
Cedar Ridge Mobile Home Park, Dallas, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Ten Mile Creek:
Mountain Creek Lake Park Trail, Dallas , 8 miles away
Cedar Hill State Park Trail, Dallas , 8 miles away
Trinity Creek Mountain Creek Preserve Trail, Dallas , 10 miles away
Loyd Park Trail, Tarrant , 13 miles away
L B Houston Park Nature Trail, Dallas , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ten Mile Creek:
Cedar Hill State Park, Texas , 8 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ten Mile Creek:
Thorntree Country Club, Desoto , 0 miles away
Golf Club Of Dallas, Dallas , 3 miles away
Red Oak Golf Club, Red Oak , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Ten Mile Creek
Joe Pool Lake, Dallas , 8 miles away
Spring Lake, Dallas , 11 miles away
Vilbig Lakes, Dallas , 12 miles away

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