Texas Whitewater

978-1-58544-383-3 Paperback
6 x 9 x 0 in
263 pp. 118 b&w photos., 84 maps.
Pub Date: 09/07/2004


  • Paperback $14.95
When paddlers think of whitewater, they rarely think of Texas. But author Steve Daniel has spent years kayaking both recognized and little-known streams and now provides a whitewater guide for those who seek adventure in the Lone Star state.

In Texas Whitewater Daniel describes more than seventy whitewater rivers and creeks ranging from multi-day stretches to play spots for surfing or practicing squirt moves on eddy lines. Each description includes a map and an overview of the location, gradient, drainage, and difficulty of the run. Eighty-five eye-catching photographs highlight whitewater features and showcase some of the state's best boaters at play. Daniel also provides information on access, legal navigability, and safety issues.

The guide is arranged according to river drainages: Trinity, Brazos, Colorado, Guadalupe-San Antonio-Nueces, and Rio Grande. Drawing on his experiences and that of other whitewater enthusiasts, Daniel offers a detailed and entertaining account of rivers and creeks with the greatest prospects for whitewater, encouraging paddlers to lesser-known runs. He includes tips on obtaining information on water levels via the Internet and stream flow data locations. Also included is the first published legal summary on the navigability of state waterways, prepared by Texas Assistant Attorney General Joe Riddell.

Well-written and informative, Texas Whitewater is sure to

become the "`bible' for paddlers and for those coming to visit and explore" the state.

Published by Texas A&M University Press