Put-in: Moore Park on Highway 90 in Del Rio
Take-out: near Primo Street, close to the cemetery
Duration: 1 hour
This past Sunday I paddled San Felipe Creek in my hometown of Del Rio. I try to paddle it every time I go down-it's a nice, clear creek running through the older parts of Del Rio as it makes its way to the Rio Grande. Many beautiful 150-year-old home sites are found along the way and there are a few small rapids along with a dam that is runnable. The hard rains of Saturday hadn't raised the level like I had hoped, but it was still a great paddle to end the day. Last time I paddled, I stopped and listened to a band play in the park nearby.
The put-in is usually crowded with tubers and swimmers, but Sun was cool and misting, so no one was in the water. The take-out isn't fun-a steep, muddy bank to climb up. The trip is very enjoyable and I highly recommend it to anyone making a trip to the border. There are several other great paddles in the area-Lake Amistad and the Rio Grande.