San Gabriel, N. Fork - 2. Lake Georgetown to Georgetown (4.75 miles)

San Gabriel, N. Fork, Texas, US


2. Lake Georgetown to Georgetown (4.75 miles)

Usual Difficulty II (for normal flows)
Length 4.75 Miles
Avg. Gradient 15 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
N Fk San Gabriel Rv nr Georgetown, TX
usgs-08104700 250 - 5600 cfs II 01h09m 2.6 cfs (too low)

River Description

Not commonly run by whitewater boaters, due to its scarcity of rapids, but because this stretch is dependent on dam release, it may be running when nothing else is.

Distances and gradient measured using GIS tools in 2015.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-07-11 01:23:23


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Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Lake Georgetown DamN/APutin
1.2Low-Head DamN/A
1.2San Gabriel River Trail (Low-Water Crossing)N/AHazard
2.1Low-Head DamN/A
2.1Country Club Rd BridgeN/A
2.2Low-Water CrossingN/AHazard
2.9Rivery Blvd BridgeN/A
3.5I-35 bridgesN/AAccess
3.8N. Austin Ave BridgeN/A
4.2Confluence with S. ForkN/A
4.8San Gabriel ParkN/ATakeout
4.8San Gabriel Park DamN/A
4.8San Gabriel Park BridgeN/AHazard

Rapid Descriptions

Lake Georgetown Dam (Class N/A)

Public access and parking is available on river left off of Bootys Crossing Rd.

Low-Head Dam (Class N/A, Mile 1.2)

Presumed runnable (current beta needed)

San Gabriel River Trail (Low-Water Crossing) (Class N/A, Mile 1.2)

Potential sieve hazard at low levels

Low-Head Dam (Class N/A, Mile 2.1)

Runnable at medium levels far left and low levels just about anywhere, per Texas Whitewater.

Country Club Rd Bridge (Class N/A, Mile 2.1)

Reference point

Low-Water Crossing (Class N/A, Mile 2.2)

Low-water crossing just below Country Club Rd may create a sieve hazard at low levels.

Rivery Blvd Bridge (Class N/A, Mile 2.9)

Reference point

I-35 bridges (Class N/A, Mile 3.5)

Public access is available at river left on the downstream side of the bridge via a dirt turnout.  Access to the turnout is at the end of W. Morrow St., next to Duke's Steakhouse.

N. Austin Ave Bridge (Class N/A, Mile 3.8)

Reference point

Confluence with S. Fork (Class N/A, Mile 4.2)

Reference point

San Gabriel Park (Class N/A, Mile 4.8)

Take out at river left above the dam

San Gabriel Park Dam (Class N/A, Mile 4.8)

Presumed runnable (current beta needed)

San Gabriel Park Bridge (Class N/A, Mile 4.8)

Low bridge poses a hazard at some levels.

User Comments

2007-08-22 12:29:07 (3017 days ago)
x (1)
ok umm this part of the river is not so good. It stinks and water is BLACK. Other then that the
water moves fast but not that many rapids. Few low water crossings but thats about it. Wouldnt
recommend it
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