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Texas whitewater, White Rock Creek

Dallas county, Belt Line Road to US 75 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     5.25 miles
So far this has been the best river or creek at normal flow for me in the DFW area. I have only done around 10 or so, but this creek was definitely the most enjoyable. This is not a relaxing float, nor is it too crazy. It is a good flow although a bit shallow at times, but I only had to portage twice: once around a 10 foot dam near the bottom of the Prestonwood golf course which was challenging, and another 50' walk through a shallow flat
    area. There is plenty of small, fun rapids and some chutes around other dams. I put in at the Wagging Tail dog park and took out at Anderson Bonner Park near Medical City. Both put-in and take out were steep because DFW
is pretty horrible with the river planning, but if you enjoy rapids this may be the best you can get locally at normal to slightly high flow. 3'' higher would have made it perfect. Says James B

Hi I tried to find the White Rock Creek take in off of Preston / Arapaho as per the directions and could not find it. Any other more detailed hints for my next attempt? Thanks! Says Sita

Not a bad run, a little shallow in places though.
Take out point requires dragging boat up a steep incline. Also there are lots of man made obstacles to avoid, sever man hole covers protruding from the bottom. There are also 2 manmade water falls that will sneak up on you. Says John Webber

The wonderful Texas scenery and the water flowing gracefully down White Rock Creek will make you feel great. This stretch of White Rock Creek in Dallas County is 5.25 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. The put-in is not too far from Dallas -Fort Worth-Arlington, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost.

White Rock Creek, Belt Line Road to US 75 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near White Rock Creek.
 Whitewater Near White Rock Creek:
White Rock Creek, Dallas County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.25 miles long (Belt Line Road to US 75)
Spring Creek River, Collin Dallas County, 7 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3 miles long (Renner Road to Jupiter Road)
Furneaux Creek, Denton County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Josey Lane to McCoy Road)
Duck Creek, Dallas County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Beltline Road to Miller Road)
Rowlett Creek, Dallas County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2 miles long (Pleasant Valley Road in Garland TX)
Denton Creek, Tarrant County, 18 miles away
      Class II+ - 0.1 miles long (Just below Grapevine Dam)
Ten Mile Creek, Dallas County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (South Main St to Pleasant Run Road)
Johnson Creek, Tarrant County, 24 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3.5 miles long (Meadowbrook Park to Great SW Pkwy)
 Marinas Near White Rock Creek:
Flagship Marinas, Dallas , 1 miles away
Lake Pointe Marina, Garland , 16 miles away
Cottonwood Creek Marina-Lake Lewisville, Little Elm , 16 miles away
G T Storage & Marina, Garland , 17 miles away
Collin Park RV Resort and Marina, Wylie , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near White Rock Creek:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites NORTH DALLAS AT PRESTON, Dallas , 1 miles away
Residence Inn Dallas Park Central, Dallas , 1 miles away
Comfort Inn North Dallas Near The Galleria, Dallas , 2 miles away
Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham Dallas Park Central, Dallas , 2 miles away
Wyndham Dallas Suites - Park Central, Dallas , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near White Rock Creek:
Willow Bend Learning Center, Plano, 6 miles away
Spring Creek Village RV, Plano, 9 miles away
Sandy Lake RV Park, Carrollton, 10 miles away
 Trails Near White Rock Creek:
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Trail, Collin , 8 miles away
L B Houston Park Nature Trail, Dallas , 10 miles away
Elm Fork Nature Preserve Trail, Dallas , 10 miles away
Mountain Creek Lake Park Trail, Dallas , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near White Rock Creek:
Cedar Hill State Park, Texas , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near White Rock Creek:
The Practice Tee, Richardson , 5 miles away
Lakewood Country Club, Dallas , 8 miles away
Tenison Golf Course, Dallas , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near White Rock Creek
Bachman Lake, Dallas , 7 miles away
North Lake, Dallas , 12 miles away
Spring Lake, Dallas , 13 miles away

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