San Gabriel, Texas, US
|Usual Difficulty||II+ (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||9 fpm|
|San Gabriel Below Georgetown|
|virtual-142180||1600 - 5000 cfs||II+||00h20m||490 cfs (too low)|
At the right levels (beta from paddlers indicates that 4000 cfs is probably ideal), this stretch of the San Gabe offers some great playboating opportunities-- particularly in the last 5.75 miles (below the Berry Creek confluence.) For more information, see Texas Whitewater.
NOTE: Many whitewater boaters choose to put in on Berry Creek at the FM 971 bridge, since the best rapids are below the confluence. This makes the total run 6.25 miles instead of 10.
Distances and gradient measured using GIS tools in 2015.
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|0.0||San Gabriel Park||N/A|
|0.0||FM 971 Bridge (Berry Creek)||N/A|
|0.1||College St. Bridge||N/A|
|1.4||NE Inner Loop||N/A|
|1.9||SH 130 bridges||N/A|
|4.2||Berry Creek Confluence||N/A|
|7.2||SH 29 Bridge||N/A|
|7.2||CR 100 (Low-Water Crossing)||N/A|
|10.0||FM 1660 Bridge||N/A|
Parking/access at river left. Put in below the low-water crossing.
Alternate put-in on Berry Creek, which allows whitewater boaters to concentrate on the rapids and play spots below the confluence -- subtracts 3.75 miles from the total distance.
Parking/access is available on the SW (river right, downstream) side of the bridge.
Should be runnable at center
Parking/access available at river right
Reference point (no access)
Parking/access at river left on the downstream side of the bridge
Known to be hazardous. At least one boater has been swept under this crossing at high water. Portage on river left.
Parking/access at river right on the downstream side of the bridge