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Brazos River in Texas

Trip Overview

The forty miles below Possum Kingdom Lake winds through the Palo Pinto Mountains, one of the oldest ranges in the state. Crystal clear and cold, the river flow depends on the release from Morris Sheppard Dam. Gravel bars are plentiful for camping. Wildlife: from Bald Eagles in the winter to the Painted Bunting in the spring. Typical river flow is slow - easy for beginners. Great in the summer.

Accommodations:

Other than Rochelle's there is NOTHING -basically wilderness camping.

Fees:

Rochelle's charges minimal fees for canoes and use of their facilities.

Directions:

Hwy 16 north from Interstate 20.

Launches:

Put in where Hwy 16 crosses the Brazos. 20 mile take-out at Rochelle's Canoes north of Palo Pinto, Tx. 40 mile take-out at Hwy 180 west of Mineral Wells.

Resources:

Goodbye To A River - John Graves

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

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