While the full reach is listed as 6.25 miles, most whitewater boaters will be content to concentrate on just the last half-mile, where re-engineering of a series of dams in a cement-channelized river has created a fine Park-and-Play spot near downtown Fort Worth.
For more information, see Texas Whitewater, 2nd Edition.
Drainage area at gauge is 518 square miles.
Permits are not required for this reach.
Directions from downtown Dallas
Take the I-30 WEST exit towards FT WORTH, exit #428D - go 32.8 mi
Take the UNIVERSITY DR exit towards CITY PARKS, exit #12 - go 0.1 mi
Bear right towards UNIVERSITY DR SOUTH/FOREST PARK ZOO/TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV - go < 0.1 mi
Bear left on S UNIVERSITY DR - go 0.4 mi
Take a right into University Park. Follow the road around to the second parking lot on left.
This will put you at the second dam known as First Drop or Santa's Chute.
Blasting Double Drop
Double Chute @2800cfs
Railroad chute @2800 cfs
Santa's Chute @2800 cfs
Jason and Spanker
Swallowed by the Spanker
Spanker Eddy Wave
WW Park in Fort Worth
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Whitewater Park in Fort Worth TX?
F.W. WW Park
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