Canoeing in Texas

While I made these pages for me and my friends cause we live here and need the information periodically, you're welcome to peruse as you desire. Hopefully it's helpful. If you want, tell me information that's missing or should be included, and I'll post it.

Links of Interest

Texas - Information by River

Arkansas

Arkansas has more consistent whitewater than Texas. Has some beautiful places, too. I did the Mulberry and Big Piney Creek, but didn't keep any of the information. Someday I'll bug my buddy to put it down for me and I'll include it.

Oklahoma

Let's go canoeing NOW!!!!

Texas River Flows for 5 Levels of Paddling
I pulled the river flow information below on this page from the original page at CanoeTX and added some linked material (highlighted in purple) from these fine providers of information (thanks very much to them)
  • Min = Minimum water available for floating; some portaging or lining through shallows may be necessary.
  • Good = Satisfactory water conditions; no lining necessary.
  • Ideal = Ideal water conditions for floating.
  • Haz = Water level approaching hazardous conditions. Highly experienced boaters like these levels.
  • Max = Maximum water flows; for experts only. Highly experienced boaters love these levels.
River & Trip Reports Put-In Take-Out Gauge Flow Rates (cfs)
Min Good Ideal Haz Max
Angelina Hwy 21 US 59 Alto (Hwy 21) 200 500 1,000 2,000 5,000
Raburn Dam Steinhagen Res Horger 500 1,000 2,000 5,000 10,000
Barton Creek Hwy 71 Lost Creek Hwy 71     175    
Lost Creek Loop 360 Lost Creek     250 700 1250
Loop 360 Zilker Park Hwy 360 70 125 300 750 1500
Big Cypress Bayou Lake O' Pines Caddo Lake Ferrell's Bridge 200 1,000 2,000 3,000 5,000
Blanco Blanco St P. Wimberley Wimberley 125 250 450 700 1,000
Wimberley San Marcos Kyle 125 250 450 700 1,000
Bosque Iredell L. Waco Clifton 125 250 450 700 1,000
Brazos Clear Fork Possum King. South Bend 200 500 700 1,500 3,000
Possum King L Granbury Palo Pinto 200 500 1,200 3,000 5,000
DeCordova D. Whitney D. Glen Rose 200 500 1,200 3,000 5,000
Whitney D Waco Whitney 200 500 1,200 3,000 5,000
Waco US 90 Highbank 200 500 1,200 3,000 5,000
  Hidalgo Falls   Bryan plus ~18hours (Lake Somerville discharge plus flow at Bryan (works most of the time) or Lake Somerville discharge plus flow at Bryan. Or Hempstead subtract Navasota (if wildly different then something else going on).          
Brazos, Clear Fk US 180 Mainstream Ft Griffin 150 300 500 700 1,000
Colorado San Saba R. Buchanon US 190 100 250 750 2,000 5,000
Austin Columbus US 183 200 500 1,000 3,000 5,000
Concho Cr San Angelo Colorado R. San Angelo 100 250 400 700 1,000
Denton Cr Grapaevine D. Elm Fk, Trinity Grapevine 60 125 250 350 500
Devils (TPWD) Hwy 163 Del Norte Baker's Crossing (Graph) – Dolan Creek 150?        
Del Norte Amistad R Pafford Crossing (Graph) 250 400 600 900 1,200
Frio Garner St P Concan Concan 125 250 400 700 1,000
Guadalupe Comfort FM 3160 Comfort 125 250 400 700 1,000
FM 3160 Canyon L Spring Branch 125 250 450 750 1,200
Canyon D New Braunfels Sattler 150 250 450 750 1,200
Gonzales Victoria Cuero 200 800 1,000 2,000 3,000
Lampassas Rumley Youngsport Youngsport 100 200 400 700 1,000
Stillhouse Holl D Leon R Belton 100 200 300 700 1,000
Lavaca Navidad Comm Old Vanderbilt P. Edna 200 400 700 1,000 1,500
Leon Gatesville Mother Neff St P Gatesville 200 400 700 1,000 1,500
Leon Belton D Lampasas R Belton 200 400 700 1,000 1,500
Little Lampasas-Leon R Brazos R Little R 200 400 1,000 2,000 3,000
Llano Junction L LBJ Mason 250 500 1,000 2,000 3,000
Llano, S Fork Telagrph Junctin None 100 250 400 700 1,200
Medina Medina L. Medina Bandera 125 250 350 700 1,000
Navasota US 190 Brazos R Bryan 200 500 1,000 2,000 3,000
Navidad Morales Old Vanderbilt P. Ganado 200 400 700 1,000 1,500
Neches Hwy 21 Steinhager Res Alto (Hwy 21) 500 1,000 1,500 2,000 5,000
Dam B Beaumont Town Bluff 500 1,000 2,000 5,000 10,000
Barksdale Hwy 55 Laguna 125 250 450 700 1,500
Onion Creek IH 35 Colorado R Driftwood - - - - -
Paluxy Bluff Dale Brazos R Glen Rose 100 200 400 700 1,000
Pecos US 190 Pandale Gerwin 125 300 500 900 1,500
Pandale Amistad Res IBWC Wier 125 300 500 900 1,500
Pedernales Johnson City Ped Falls St P Johnson City 125 250 400 700 1,000
Ped Falls St P Johnson City   125 250 400 700 1,000
Pine Island Bayou FM 770 Neches R Sour Lake 100 200 500 1,000 1,500
Red Denison D US 59 Denison D COE 500 1,000 1,500 3,000 5,000
Rio Grande - Colorado Redford Lajitas

RG Near Castolon
IBWC: Snapshot Realtime | NPS Daily
RG Below Rio Conchos

200 300 500 1,000 1,200
Rio Grande - Santa Elena Lajitas Castolon
Rio Grande - Mariscal Talley Solis Johnson Ranch 200 300 500 1,000 1,500
Rio Grande - San Vicente Solis Rio Grande Village Johnson Ranch, RG Village 200 300 500 1,000 3,000
Rio Grande - Boquillas Rio Grande Village Black Gap Johnson Ranch, RG Village 200 300 500 1,000 3,000
Rio Grande - Lower Canyons Black Gap Langtry

Dryden, Foster Ranch

200 300 500 1,000 1,200
Sabinal     Sabinal   300 500    
Sabine Hwy 42 Toledo Bend Res Tatum 500 1,000 1,500 2,000 5,000
Toledo Bend Res Orange Burkville 500 1,000 2,000 5,000 10,000
San Antonio Floresville Hobson Falls City 250 450 600 1,000 1,500
San Bernard FM 422 Churchhill Boling 200 500 1,000 1,500 2,000
San Gabriel Georgetown Little R. Georgetown 100 250 500 700 1,000
San Jacinto, W Fk Conroe Dam L. Houston Conroe 200 500 1,000 1,500 2,000
San Marcos San Marcos Westerfield San Marcos 100 150 300 700 1,200
Westerfield (266) Spencer's
Spencer's Staples
City Park Luling Luling 100 150 300 1,000 1,500
Luling Gonzales
San Saba Menard Colorado R. Menard 150 250 450 700 1,200
Shoal Creek     12th Street 100       1000
Trinity Hwy 7 L. Livingston Crockett 200 500 1,000 1,500 5,000
Livingston D. IH 10 Goodrich 500 1,000 2,000 5,000 10,000
Trinity, Clear Fk Benbrook D Loop 820 Benbrook 70 140 280 500 1,200
Trinity, Elm Fk Garza-Little D Californ Crossin Lewisville 100 400 700 1,000 2,000
Village Creek Village MIlls Neches R. Lountze 200 400 700 1,000 2,000

Let's go canoeing NOW!!!!

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