Paluxy, Texas, US
|Usual Difficulty||II-III (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||10 fpm|
|Paluxy Rv at Glen Rose, TX|
|usgs-08091500||400 - 10000 cfs||II-III||00h55m||19 cfs (too low)|
Popular play run. See Texas Whitewater for more specific beta. Difficulty rating and range of recommend flows are taken from the book. Distances and gradient measured using GIS tools in 2015.
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|5.0||FM 205 Bridge||N/A|
|7.4||U.S. 67 Bridge||N/A|
|9.1||SH 144 / Elm St Bridge||N/A|
NOTE: Texas Whitewater describes a low-water crossing downstream from the bridge that created a river-wide hydraulic at moderate to high flows. Apparently the crossing is no longer there.
Access situation unknown (beta needed)
Texas Whitewater describes as "grabby at times" and suggests running far left to avoid the hole.
Access/parking available in the public park at river right on the downstream side of the bridge.
NOTE: Texas Whitewater suggests Big Rock Park as a takeout in order to score one more surf wave, but a new dam built there since the book was written is likely to have eliminated the wave (current beta needed.) The play spots immediately below the SH 144 bridge can all be accessed within the boundaries of the park.