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Difficulty II-IV
Length 16.7 Miles
Gauge Pedernales Rv nr Fredericksburg, TX
Flow Range 900 - 10000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 54 minutes ago 4.73 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 07/12/2015 10:54 pm

River Description

The Upper Perd doesn't go very often, but when it goes, it goes big.  The river bed is extraordinarily wide (often well over 100 yards), so even thousands of cfs on this run will still be surprisingly shallow.  Many whitewater boaters won't bother with this stretch until it gets near 10,000 cfs.  For more specific beta, see Texas Whitewater.  Difficulty rating and range of recommended flow are taken from the book.

Distances and gradient measured using GIS tools in 2015.


Rapid Descriptions

Roadside park along RM 1

Class - N/A Mile - 0
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RM 1320 Low-Water Crossing (Sandy Crossing)

Class - N/A Mile - 3.53
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Known to be hazardous at high water.  Limited parking available along the highway right-of-way at river right.

Levi Deike Ln (Low-Head Dam/Low-Water Crossing)

Class - N/A Mile - 5.11
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Runnability unknown (current beta needed)

Low-Head Dam

Class - N/A Mile - 5.28
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Runnability unknown

Low-Head Dam

Class - N/A Mile - 5.58
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Runnability unknown

North Grape Creek Confluence

Class - N/A Mile - 9.66
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Reference point

U.S. 281 Bridge

Class - N/A Mile - 16.4
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Reference point

LCRA Pedernales River Nature Park

Class - N/A Mile - 16.7
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Public parking/access at river right


Gage Descriptions

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

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.



Matt Muir


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1205004 07/11/15 DRC
1205028 07/12/15 DRC
1202090 05/10/13 Matt Muir Fixed broken link.
1191614 11/18/08 n/a n/a
1202144 05/14/13 Matt Muir Fixed broken link.