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Brazos River in Texas

Trip Overview

Brazos River near Bryan/College Station

The Brazos River is huge along this section and there is normally A LOT of water moving very quickly, but it was way down when we went, so this trip was really quiet and easy going. In fact, the water was so low there were places where the river bed was exposed and the ground was covered with petrified wood.

It's a beautiful river and since there is relatively little boat/people traffic the fish get giant. We saw lots of carp and garr that were 3 and 4 feet long plus.

Notes:
The banks along the river are tall and steep so it takes two people to get the kayaks in and out of the river.
This trip could vary greatly with changes in water level.

If you look for trips on the Brazos, you will often see "Hidalgo Falls." We took out a few miles north of that.

Accommodations:

This is an easy day trip - it took us about 7 hours traveling at a snails pace to stop for lunch, breaks in the shade, etc. There are plenty of hotels in town and there are few parks around for camping as well.

Once you are on the river, you are on your own. Aside from a few houses at the tops of the banks, there is no one around. Bring what you need for the day - water, food, etc.

Fees:

no fees

Directions:

Put In and Take Out

We put in at the bridge on HWY 60 (University Dr.) just West of College Station and took out at Batt's Ferry Road, which does go all the way to the river (within 30 feet or so). Use Google maps to locate these two spots. We left a car at each end.

Resources:

Google Maps. We could not find any published or shared information about this stretch of the river.

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Group Rates: No

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