Brushy Creek, Texas, US
|Usual Difficulty||II+ (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||13 fpm|
|Brushy Ck at Kenney Fort Blvd at Round Rock, TX|
|usgs-08105888||300 - 2000 cfs||II+||00h49m||116 cfs (too low)|
Scenic urban run in Round Rock, north of Austin. The upper part of the run has flat water and a 10-foot runnable dam, but the lower part of the run has some good play at certain levels. Whitewater boaters may choose to put in below the Veterans Park dam to avoid the first mile of mainly flat water. Texas Whitewater describes mostly small rapids but mentions some "fine surf spots" in the last mile. Beta needed.
Distances and gradient measured using GIS tools in 2015.
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|0.0||Chisolm Trail Rd (Low-Water Crossing)||N/A|
|0.6||N. Mays St||N/A|
|0.9||Veterans Park Dam||II+|
|1.1||N. Georgetown St||N/A|
|1.8||Lance Ln (Low-Water Crossing)||N/A|
|2.3||A. W. Grimes Blvd||N/A|
|2.6||Play For All Abilities Park||N/A|
|3.5||Kenney Fort Blvd||N/A|
|5.5||County Rd 122/Red Bud Ln||N/A|
Parking is available in Chisolm Trail Crossing Park, just south of the creek on the west side of the road.
The actual round rock that gave Round Rock its name is just downstream of the crossing.
Public access and parking on river right (Memorial Park)
Texas Whitewater suggests that this ten-foot dam can be run in the middle "with momentum."
Public access and parking is available on river right (Veterans Park)
Known high-water hazard. This low-water crossing was the site of a rec boating fatality in 2010, during which a paddler flipped and swam and was pinned against debris on the upstream side of the crossing.
Public access and parking on river left
Possible parking/access point at the low-water crossing on the downstream side of CR 122 (beta needed.)