PARKS & RECREATION

Brazos River Information

Paddling Trails Map

Waco Paddling Trails Map (pdf)

Paddling Trail Lengths:

Bosque Bluffs Paddling Trail – 2.2-mile loop
Brazos Bridges Paddling Trail – 4.8-mile loop

Float Time:

1 to 3 hours per trail (depending on water level, flow rate and wind speed)

*These paddling trails were designed for beginning or novice paddlers, with no shuttle or portage necessary.

River Conditions:

This trail offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the quiet serenity of nature while paddling through the parks and riparian corridors of Waco. Although there are no man-made obstructions on either of these trails, there may be snags to avoid, especially when water levels are low. Heavy rains and high water can create dangerous conditions.

The Brazos and Bosque Rivers are readily influenced by rainfall runoff that may create temporary high flows and undesirable water quality conditions. Flow and water quality information is available to paddlers on the Brazos River Authority's website.

Fishing:

Channel, blue, and flathead catfish; smallmouth buffalo; common carp; largemouth bass; white bass; and crappie are all possible on these trails. Catfish, buffalo, and carp require stout tackle and natural baits. Bass and crappie are caught on jigs, plastic worms, spinner baits, or minnows.

Local Activities:

Cameron Park
More than 20 miles of hike and bike trails weave through natural vegetation and limestone cliffs. The park also encompasses Cameron Park Zoom splash pads, playgrounds, disc golf courses, and picnic areas are perfect for families. (254) 750-5980 cameronparkwaco.com

Watch a Video on the Paddling Trails by WCCC.TV

Partnerships:

This trail was made possible through a partnership between the City of Waco, Waco Paddle Club, McLennan Community College, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

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