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Difficulty II-III(IV)
Length 8.2 Miles
Gauge N/A
Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 07/13/2015 9:25 pm

River Description

Known to have been run, per Texas Whitewater.

Difficulty rating is taken from the book.  Distances and gradient measured using GIS tools in 2015.

Rapid Descriptions

SH 16 Bridge

Class - N/A Mile - 0
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Parking/access at river right via a dirt road on the downstream side of the highway easement

Low-Head Dam

Class - N/A Mile - 0.12
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Texas Whitewater describes the creek narrowing and slipping through an undercut slot a few feet wide.

Bump Gate Rd (Low-Water Crossing)

Class - N/A Mile - 2.05
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Likely hazard at some levels

Low-Head Dam

Class - N/A Mile - 2.39
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Runnability unknown

Unnamed Falls

Class - N/A Mile - 3.74
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Appears to be a feature of some consequence.  Beta needed

Heisler Rd (Low-Water Crossing)

Class - N/A Mile - 4.61
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Likely hazard at certain water levels

Confluence with Red Bluff Creek

Class - N/A Mile - 4.85
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Reference point

Unnamed Rapid

Class - III Mile - 5.82
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This is likely the "technical Class III" described in Texas Whitewater.

Wonder Hole

Class - VI Mile - 6.27
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Described in Texas Whitewater as a must-portage.  Water from the creek flows down a narrow chute and then into an underground cave.

FM 1283 Bridge

Class - N/A Mile - 7.28
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Parking/access at river left.  Parking available up the hill in the turnout at the intersection of Red Bluff Ranch Rd.

Red Bluff Ranch Rd (Low Bridge)

Class - N/A Mile - 8.23
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Access/parking situation unknown


No Gage

Gage Descriptions

There is no gauge for this creek.  Texas Whitewater suggests using the Cibolo Creek gauge as a proxy (300+ cfs) and correlating with the NWS rain gauge at Pipe Creek.  Unfortunately, however, the Cibolo Creek gauge in question has been decommissioned.  The Medina River at Bandera could be a possible proxy.

Directions Description

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No Accident Reports



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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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