Dallas, United States

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Canoeing

Brazos River Canoe Trip, near Mineral Wells, TX
by Greglucas001 about 7 years ago
Brazos River Canoe Trip, near Mineral Wells, TX

Location: Brazos River, near Mineral Wells, TX (an hour or so from Dallas)
Campsite: there are various, undesignated, primitive sites along the river
Comments: We canoed 20 miles over 3 days and 2 nights starting at Rochelle’s drop off point: http://www.rochellescanoerental.com/. The weather was near perfect and the water still warm enough to go for a swim.
Few notes for next time:
Rochelle’s was great, would definitely use them again
Late September/early October should be warm enough to keep swimming and warm enough to keep from packing, more heavy cool weather gear. Our ice cooler only kept things cold for about 36 hours – best to only pack what you can drink in that time. 5-gal water bladder seemed sufficient along with a 12-pack of gatorade for 2 people over 3 days. This trip is great for bass fishing and can be extended into 4 or 5 days easily. You will want to inquire Rochelle's as to how the river is moving, and water depths, etc.