Pedernales - 3. Pedernales Falls SP to Reimers Ranch (14.7 miles)

Pedernales, Texas, US


3. Pedernales Falls SP to Reimers Ranch (14.7 miles)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 14.7 Miles
Avg. Gradient 6 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Pedernales Rv nr Johnson City, TX
usgs-08153500 1000 - 10000 cfs I-II 01h08m 154 cfs (too low)

River Description

A scenic float trip with some mild rapids.

Difficulty rating and range of recommended flows taken from Texas Whitewater.  Distances and gradient measured using GIS tools in 2015.


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Last Updated: 2016-03-12 18:37:06


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Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Pedernales Falls SP Swimming AreaN/APutin
0.4Trammell's CrossingN/AAccess
3.6Confluence with Flat CreekN/A
12.3FM 3228/Hamilton Pool Rd Low-Water Crossing (Hammett's Crossing)N/AAccess Portage Hazard
12.9Confluence with Hamilton CreekN/A
13.1Confluence with Cypress CreekN/A
14.7Milton Reimers Ranch ParkN/ATakeout

Rapid Descriptions

Pedernales Falls SP Swimming Area (Class N/A)

Official put-in, accessible on river right via a 300-yard foot trail that leads from the swimming area parking lot.

Trammell's Crossing (Class N/A, Mile 0.4)

Alternate put-in, accessible on river right via a 0.4-mile foot trail that connects to the state park camping loop.

Confluence with Flat Creek (Class N/A, Mile 3.6)

Reference point

FM 3228/Hamilton Pool Rd Low-Water Crossing (Hammett's Crossing) (Class N/A, Mile 12.3)

Known hazard at some levels.  Theoretically, this is an access point, but there is no parking anywhere around, and in recent years, boaters have been accosted by the Sheriff when attempting to use this crossing as a put-in or takeout.  Recommend taking out at Reimers Ranch instead.

Confluence with Hamilton Creek (Class N/A, Mile 12.9)

Hamilton Creek (river right) is the creek that flows out of Hamilton Pool

Confluence with Cypress Creek (Class N/A, Mile 13.1)

Reference point (river left)

Milton Reimers Ranch Park (Class N/A, Mile 14.7)

Parking/access at river right (day use fee required.)  There is a large paved parking lot at the top of the hill, with a paved road that leads down to the river (you can park temporarily on that road while loading boats.)

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