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Difficulty II-III
Length 7 Miles
Gauge Middle Bosque Rv nr McGregor, TX
Flow Range 3.80 - 15.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 55 minutes ago 4 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 11/19/2015 7:23 pm

River Description

When it's in, the Middle Bosque makes for a great playboating run.  Both Texas Whitewater and local paddlers suggest 3.8' as the minimum runnable level (below that, you may be scraping bottom and/or walking.)  Beta from paddlers suggests that the river generates a lot of play features below 5'.  At higher levels, some of those features wash out, but the ones that are left become more optimal.  Beta suggests that, above 9', river-wide waves form that are big enough for 3-4 boaters to surf simultaneously.  The river is known to have been run-- and still playable-- as high as 13-14'.

Distance and gradient measured using GIS tools in 2015.

Rapid Descriptions

Railroad bridge

Class - N/A Mile - 0.57
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Reference point

Chisolm Trail Rd (Low-Water Crossing)

Class - N/A Mile - 1.17
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May pose a hazard at certain water levels

FM 185 Bridge

Class - N/A Mile - 2.74
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Popular put-in for whitewater paddlers, since most of the good rapids are below here.

Confluence with Tonkawa Creek

Class - N/A Mile - 3.13
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Reference point

Unnamed Rapid

Class - III Mile - 3.48
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A limestone ledge cuts across the river, forming a small waterfall with a deep pool underneath it.  The river has eroded a chute into the limestone ledge, and a hole forms where the chute falls off of the ledge.  Texas Whitewater describes the hole as "mean at high water" and suggests that it can be skirted on the right.  Difficulty inferred from description.

Unnamed Rapid

Class - II Mile - 6.58
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Texas Whitewater describes a surfable wave midway down and a side-surf hole at the bottom.  Difficulty inferred from description.



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Aaron Bryant
10 years ago

Just ran the Middle Bosque today and the recent flooding weather has cleared out all of the barbed wire fences! Running it at around 3.9ft is excellent!

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Robert Hall
13 years ago

This creek has been run up to 10 ft. With a report of big green glaasy waves almost all the way down.

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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


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1202103 05/10/13 Matt Muir Fixed broken link.