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Colorado River in Texas

A self-supported trip created by guest-paddler

Trip Overview

We launched at fisherman's park in Bastrop, Texas and paddled and fished down river about 6 miles to the take out point at riverside drive near the golf course. The river was flowing around 1200CFS and we had a good southeasterly breeze. The river was relatively low, slow, and clear compared to the high/fast/muddy water of June. The water was clear enough to see large rocks and fish on the bottom. I caught several Guadalupe bass and watched dozens of various fish swimming along under my kayak. We saw egrets, great herons, and a suprise osprey that seemed to be circling above us as we floated down river. The trip was much better than I had ever hoped for considering that we are in the "dog days" of summer.


Several access points to the Colorado are available along Texas Hwy 71. For more details check the TPWD Texas Public Boater Access Guide


Texas Parks and Wildlife Analysis of Texas Waterways and Texas Public Boater Access located on the TPWD website.

Trip Details

  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)

Trip Location