Texas may be better known for high school football and the saying that everything is bigger in Texas. However, it is also home to some of the best kayaking in the United States. Here are a few tips for kayakers seeking to explore the best stretches of kayaking rivers in Texas.
- Blanco River is close to Wimberley, Texas. The best section of the river to kayak here is the Pleasant Valley Crossing all the way to Wayside Drive. This is about a 3 to a 5-hour journey that takes you through moderate levels of difficulty. The section is about 9.5 miles long and will take you through beautiful rolling hills and large, challenging boulders.
- Brazos River is a moderate level journey that takes about 2 to 3 days to complete. The best section of the river is between Texas Highway 16 and FM 14, nearby Mineral Wells, Texas. The journey is about 20 miles long, and you will witness hills, valleys, and incredible wildlife. The area is a flood zone so make sure to check conditions before you leave for your trip.
- The Memorial Park to Woodway Bay section of Buffalo Bayou is an easy 3-mile journey close to Houston, Texas. This is a relaxing section for kayaking that will take you 1 to 3 hours at the most. You will go right through the center of the Houston.
Eric Shelton Texas is an avid kayaker who has explored all the great kayaking areas in Texas. His favorite place to go is Brazos River because of the proximity the river has to his home. In early 2015, he and his business partner founded Lone Camp Energy Services, LLC.