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Difficulty II
Length 0.5 Miles
Gauge Sabine Rv nr Burkeville, TX
Flow Range CFS
Flow Rate as of: 32 minutes ago 1410 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 07/02/2016 5:53 pm

River Description


NOTICE: THE SPILLWAY RECREATION AREA IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO EXTENSIVE DAMAGE.

The Toledo Bend Spillway is the premier whitewater location in Louisiana. The class I and II rapids here can be accessed by road and run nearly year round. It is an ideal training ground for both beginning paddlers learning the ropes and expert paddlers honing their skills. It is also a popular location for fishing, swimming, and tubing.

To check the status of the spillway gates, visit the Sabine River AuthorityPlease comment if you experience any access problems.

This reach is near the Toledo Bend Dam in Texas.

 

This release schedule is expected to go into effect in September of 2016.

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Rapid Descriptions

Moccasin Rapid

Class - II Mile - 0.2
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Moccasin rapid is really wide with lots of rocks, so lines are only limited by your imagination. At the normal 144cfs, it's a very shallow class I rapid. At higher flows, it becomes a class II with numerous waves and holes to catch on the fly and a few nice ones with eddy access.

Roman's Playground

Class - II Mile - 0.4

This is the lower rapid below the spillway. It has a small waterfall with breaking waves. At the normal 144cfs, there's a couple moves required at the top and some fun eddys to try to catch on the way down. At higher flows, some nice slides come into play on river left and there are numerous places to surf. It also has a strong eddy line for stern squirts!

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Directions Description


This rapid can be accessed from a road off of Hwy 191. The gated road runs off to the east on the south side of the spillway. There is a parking area with a trail that runs alongside the rapids.

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News

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County to Vote to Extend Closure on Guadalupe Tonight (TX)

7/11/2002
Jason Robertson

The Comal County Commissioner's Court is taking measures that will restrict access to the Guadalupe River indefinitely. AW's primary objective on the Guadalupe is to restore access as soon as possible and to make sure that boater access does not impede on-going rescue and recovery efforts.
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