TexasEscapes.com HOME Welcome to Texas Escapes
A magazine written by Texas
 
New   |   Texas Towns   |   Ghost Towns   |   Counties   |   Trips   |   Features   |   Columns   |   Architecture   |   Images   |   Archives   |   Site Map

Counties
Texas Counties

Texas Towns
A - Z

TEXAS RIVERS

The history, folklore, towns, trips, ecology and images of Texas' major rivers.
Including information on related lakes, dams, reservoirs and parks.

Rivers >
Springs and Falls
>
Arroyo, Bayous & Creeks
>
Folklore >
TX - The winding Rio Grande
The winding Rio Grande
TE photo, December 1999
Featured Trip
Splash

Spash Across Texas
by Chandra Moira Beal

Swimming

Swimming to Mexico
A trip including 12 rivers, 7 State Parks, 2 Creeks and more Springs than an old mattress

  • Rivers Mentioned in Swimming to Mexico -
    Their Lengths, Sources, and Termination Points.
  • Rivers in Texas

    Blanco River

    Blanco, Blanco State Park, Five Mile Dam
    Canadian River
    Colorado River

  • Highland Lakes and Dams
    Dams: Tom Miller Dam, Mansfield Dam, Max Starke Dam, Wirtz Dam, Inks Dam and Buchanan Dam
    Lakes: Lake Austin, Lake Travis, Lake Marble Falls, Lake LBJ, Inks lake, and Lake Buchanan

  • Rafting Cotton from Bastrop to Matagorda by Mike Cox
    During the 1840s and continuing through the Civil War, Central Texans saw the Colorado River not so much as a source of drinking water or place to fish as a transportation artery connecting them with the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Comal River

    New Braunfels, Landa Park, Hinman Island Park, Prince Sohms Park, Tube Chute
    Cypress River - Caddo Lake
    Devils River - Devils River State Natural Area

    The Naming of Devils River by Mike Cox
    Frio River (Rio Frio)

    Frio River near Frio Town (Images)
    Guadalupe River

    River Road, Kerrville-Schreiner State Park, Guadalupe River State Park, Cascade Cavern, Louise Hays Park, Max Starcke Park
    Llano River

    Llano River (Images of bridge and dam)

    South Llano River
    Navidad River

  • Wild Navidad by Mike Cox ("Texas Tales" Column)
    The Navidad River is only 74 miles long but it is as tangled in history and folklore as the vines and trees along its banks.
  • Neches River

  • Neches River by Bob Bowman ("All Things Historical" Column)
    "While environmentalists and water developers duel over the merits of preserving the Neches River, the debate has largely overlooked the river’s history. Sometimes called East Texas’ last wild river, the Neches has been flowing though eastern Texas longer than any of the remnants of mankind, even the earliest Indians."

  • Fort Teran by Bob Bowman ("All Things Historical" Column)
    Hidden deep in the woodlands bordering the Neches River are the last remains of what may be the earliest fort built in East Texas. And, perhaps, a buried treasure.

  • Neches River in Beaumont, Texas - Images
  • Paluxy River

  • Dinosaur Valley State Park
  • Pecos River

    The stories, information, towns, trips and images
    Pedernales River

    Pedernales River - Pedernales Falls State Park
    Rio Grande

  • Rio Grande - A Flatboat Named Enchilada
    Hot Springs in Big Bend National Park, Crossing the Rio Grande ...

  • Los Ebanos and the last hand-operated ferry on the Rio Grande
  • TX - Rio Grande at the Big Bend
    Rio Grande at Big Bend
    TE photo, December 1999

    Sabinal River

  • "Arroyo de la Soledad” AKA Sabinal River

  • Sabine River ( Sabinal, Texas Hill Country Ghost Town)
  • Sabine River

  • Adams-Onis-Treaty by Archie P. McDonald ("All Things Historical" Column)
    We have regarded the Sabine River as the boundary between Louisiana and Texas, at least most of it, all our lives, but this was not so until 1819...

  • Sabine River ( East Texas Sunday Drive)
  • San Bernard River

  • Kendleton, Fort Bend County photo only
  • San Gabriel River

    San Gabriel Park, Blue Hole
    San Saba River
    Mill Pond Park, Risien Park

  • San Saba River swimming hole in Menard, Texas
  • San Marcos River

  • San Marcos River in San Marcos
    The river with its constant temperature of 71 degrees is the only place known where Texas wild rice grows.

  • Aquarena Springs
    Aquarena Springs is primarily the source of the San Marcos River, rising from hundreds of fissures under Spring Lake.


  • Zedler's Mills in Luling
    After nearly four decades, Zedler's Mills is revealed from Nature's green cloak.
  • Trinity River

  • A Steamboat’s Tale by Bob Bowman ("All Things Historical" Column)
    "Lying in the Trinity River at Parker’s Bluff, near Palestine, a cluster of remnants from an old sidewheeler steamboat serve as reminders of an era when cotton was king in much of East Texas...."

  • Trinity River - Historical Marker

  • Trinity River - Navarro Crossing

  • More Texas River Images

  • US 77 - South of Victoria The Guadalupe River, the San Antonio River, Coleto Creek, the Mission River, the Aransas River, the Nueces River and finally Los Olmos creek.
  • 1935 Flood
  • Angelina River, Bevilport boat ramp
  • Brazos River near Dennis
  • Brazos River near Stephen F. Austin State Park
  • Canadian River
  • Colorado River near Glen Flora
  • Leon River in Hamilton County
  • Medina River at Castroville Regional Park
  • Neches River and bridges, Beaumont
  • Red River and bridge, Red River County
  • San Benito arroyo
  • San Marcos River in Fentress, Texas
  • The San Saba River at Menard's Stock Pens Crossing Park
  • Texas Waters

    Springs and Falls

  • Aquarena Springs, San Marcos, Texas
  • Barton Springs and Zilker Parks, Austin's Crown Jewel
  • Colorado Bend State Park, Six miles of Lake Frontage
  • Davy Crockett Spring, Crockett, Texas
  • Dickens Springs, Dickens County Spring Park, Dickens Texas
  • Hamilton Pool, Hamilton Pool, Westcave Preserve
  • Krause Springs, Spicewood, Texas
  • McKinney Falls State Park, McKinney Falls
  • Old Pueblo Springs, Bronco, Texas Panhandle
  • Pedernales Falls - Pedernales Falls State Park
  • San Solomon Springs, Balmorrhea State Park, West Texas
  • Soda Springs, North end of Soda Lake
  • "The Eyes of Father Margil" - Twin springs on LaNana Creek
  • Tinaja, natural spring swimming hole (vintage photo)
  • Woodville - In the roadside park beside U.S. Highway 287 northwest of Woodville is a spring-fed pool built by Civilian Conservation Corps workers in the 1930s. (From "Out-of-the-way places" by Bob Bowman)
  • A landmark spring runs from a hillside beside U.S. 175 north of the Neches River southeast of Frankston. (From "Out-of-the-way places" by Bob Bowman)

    Canals

  • The Lone Star Canal - Anahuac, Texas, Chambers County

  • Arroyo, Bayous & Creeks
  • An Affinity for Place Names by Bob Bowman
    When settlers from the U.S. poured into Texas following its independence and later statehood, they starting slapping names on the places where they put down roots. Most of the names are still around and just as colorful as they were decades ago.
  • Alligator Creek : Bell County
  • Arroyo Colorado : Harlingen, Texas
  • Arroyo Colorado : Mercedes, Texas
  • Bear Creek : Harris County
  • Bear Creek : Kimble County
  • Bull Creek : Austin Texas
  • Burnt Boot Creek : near Devine, Texas
  • Calf Creek
  • Celery Creek : Historical Markere near Menard, Texas
  • Cibolo Creek Park : Boerne, Texas
  • Cowhouse Creek : Pottsville, Texas
  • Crabapple Creek : Gillespie County
  • Dixon Creek : near Borger, Texas
  • Jim Ned Creek by Mike Cox
  • Little Walnut Creek by Mike Cox
  • Medio Creek - Historical Marker : Bee County
  • Onion Creek : Hays County
  • Pecan Bayou : Burkett, Texas
  • Pederson Creek : McLean, Texas
  • Perdido Creek : Fannin, Texas
  • Plum Creek : Caldwell County
  • Rancho Viejo
  • Salado : W.A. Pace Park, Salado Creek
  • Sisterdale Creek : Sisterdale, Texas
  • South Prong Creek : Sabine County
  • Three Rivers, Texas
  • Woman Hollering Creek
  • Waring : Kendall County

  • River Folklore
  • The Poison Spring by Mike Cox
    For as long as mankind has had the ability to tell and pass along stories, springs and wells have provided a free-flowing source of legend and lore...

  • Woman Hollering Creek

  • The Wolf Girl of Devil's River by Gary Humphreys

  • Related Articles

  • Water defines local historical events by Delbert Trew
  • Water needed for towns by Delbert Trew
  • Water supply not to be taken for granted by Delbert Trew
  • Water then and now by Delbert Trew
  • 1935 flood
    Courtesy of Austin History Center, PICA 008484-A
    The Texas Flood of 1935
    Floods

  • The Texas Flood of 1935
  • June 1899 - Brazos River 11-day Flood Cartoon by Roger T. Moore

  • Related Topics:
    Texas Bridges
    Texas Towns | Texas Lakes | Texas State Parks

     


    Texas Towns A - Z Texas Regions:
    Gulf Texas Gulf Coast East East Texas North Central Texas North Central Woutn Central Texas South Panhandle Texas Panhandle
    South South Texas Hill Texas Hill Country West West Texas Ghost Texas Ghost Towns counties Texas Counties

    Texas Escapes Online Magazine »   Archive Issues » Go to Home Page »
    TEXAS TOWNS & COUNTIES TEXAS LANDMARKS & IMAGES TEXAS HISTORY & CULTURE TEXAS OUTDOORS MORE
    Texas Counties
    Texas Towns A-Z
    Texas Ghost Towns

    TEXAS REGIONS:
    Central Texas North
    Central Texas South
    Texas Gulf Coast
    Texas Panhandle
    Texas Hill Country
    East Texas
    South Texas
    West Texas

    Courthouses
    Jails
    Churches
    Schoolhouses
    Bridges
    Theaters
    Depots
    Rooms with a Past
    Monuments
    Statues

    Gas Stations
    Post Offices
    Museums
    Water Towers
    Grain Elevators
    Cotton Gins
    Lodges
    Stores
    Banks

    Vintage Photos
    Historic Trees
    Cemeteries
    Old Neon
    Ghost Signs
    Signs
    Murals
    Gargoyles
    Pitted Dates
    Cornerstones
    Then & Now

    Columns: History/Opinion
    Texas History
    Small Town Sagas
    Black History
    WWII
    Texas Centennial
    Ghosts
    People
    Animals
    Food
    Music
    Art

    Books
    Cotton
    Texas Railroads

    Texas Trips
    Texas Drives
    Texas State Parks
    Texas Rivers
    Texas Lakes
    Texas Forts
    Texas Trails
    Texas Maps
    USA
    MEXICO
    HOTELS

    Site Map
    About Us
    Privacy Statement
    Disclaimer
    Contributors
    Staff
    Contact Us

     
    Website Content Copyright Texas Escapes LLC. All Rights Reserved