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Pedernales River

Totaling approximately 106 miles in length, the Pedernales River rises in Kimble County and flows southeast through Gillespie, Blanco, Hays, and Travis Counties where it meets the Colorado River. The backwaters of Lake Travis are formed on the last few miles of the Pedernales. The river is spring-fed, free-flowing, and has many outstanding scenic qualities. The upper Pedernales at normal water levels has an insufficient flow for recreational use. However, the lower section contains the greatest volume of water at normal levels, and contains suitable conditions for recreational use. 
Harper to US 281 
(Not Mapped) 
66 miles

The Pedernales River is a scenic Hill Country stream, flowing through rocky, rugged country. Water levels are usually insufficient for normal recreational use of the upper reaches during most of the year. However, during periods of runoff, portions of the upper Pedernales have the potential to become an exciting white water recreational waterway. However, these high water conditions can be very dangerous to inexperienced waterway recreationists. The river above US 281 is extremely narrow and shallow, while the stretch below US 281 is feasible for recreational use if the river is on a slight rise. Waterway features are as follows:

Country road crossing off FM 2093 - 6 miles southeast of Harper. 
County road crossing off FM 2093 - 17 miles west of Fredericksburg. 
County road crossing off FM 2093 - 16 miles west of Fredericksburg. 
County road crossing off FM 2093 - 11 miles west of Fredericksburg. 
County road crossing between FM 203 and SH 16 - 9 miles south of Fredericksburg. 
SH 16 crossing - 7 miles southwest of Fredericksburg. 
County road crossing off US 16 - 5 miles southeast of Fredericksburg. 
County road crossing off US 16 - 4 miles southeast of Fredericksburg. 
County road crossing off US 16 - 3 miles southwest of Fredericksburg. 
US 87 crossing - 3 miles south of Fredericksburg. 
County road crossing off US 290 - 3 miles south of Fredericksburg. 
County road crossing off US 290 - 4 miles southeast of Fredericksburg. 
County road crossing off US 290 - 7 miles southeast of Fredericksburg. 
County road crossing off US 290 - 10 miles southwest of Fredericksburg. 
County road crossing off US 290 - 11 miles west of Fredericksburg. 
County road crossing off US 290 - 12 miles west of Fredericksburg. 
County road crossing off US 290 - 14 miles west of Fredericksburg. 
FM 1320 crossing - 8 miles west of Johnson City. 
US 281 crossing - one mile northeast of Johnson City.

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