Charlie Llewellin

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Llano River

Fly-fishing on this waterway is one of the best ways to surrender to the rugged and beautiful Hill Country.

Rio Grande

Impounded, channelized, and pumped dry, the river gives up the ghost in the desert at Fort Quitman and is resuscitated at Presidio by the Rio Conchos. 

San Marcos River

Watch out for sunken logs and fallen trees, which rest in the river like sleeping monsters in tangle of smaller deadwood.

Buffalo Bayou

Pass through the thick piney woods of Memorial Park, and you'll find yourself worlds away from the nearby crowded freeways and malls of Houston.

Blanco River

Next time there's a big rainstorm, go online and check the water flow at Wimberley. If it's over 250 cubic feet per second, call in sick and head for the Hill Country.

Frio River

This stretch of the waterway is both safe and exciting, a great place to introduce kids to Texas rivers.

Devils River

You might be tempted to dismiss this waterway as the Pecos lite, but the Devils packs a bigger punch into less than one hundred miles.

Canadian River

This river is usually too dry to be much good for floating, but it supports a host of other sports.

San Antonio River

The lush woodlands along the river support a large variety of bird-life, including herons, hawks, and kingfishers.

Trinity River

Wide and slow, the river is lined with familiar bottomland hardwood trees like sycamore, cherrybark oak, and the pretty but invasive chinaberry.

Brazos River

Grass tussocks cover the frequent sandbanks, and behind them steep, thickly-wooded slopes complete the air of rustic isolation.

South Llano River

Roughly three miles from Junction as the crow files, the river veers across the valley floor and through pecan-forested bottomlands.

Medina River

If you're looking for a nice out-of-the-way Hill Country spot to cool off in, this gem, twenty minutes from the site of the Kerrville Folk Festival, is your answer.

Guadalupe River

Whether you want to swim, kayak, fly-fish, or simply be part of the joyful throngs of tubers who crowd the river in the summertime, the Guadalupe is the place.

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