Rivers

Everything You Need to Know Before Floating a Texas River

May 24, 2024 | By

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How To Texas is a recurring column offering step-by-step instructions on how to be Texan.

Capturing the Untamable Canadian River

June 27, 2023 | By Christopher Collins

Go With the Flow on the Comal River

June 27, 2023 | By Joe Nick Patoski

It’s high noon on a scorching Saturday in August, and I’m standing on the banks of Hinman Island

As Drought Sets in Across Texas, Expect a Bumpy Tubing Season

July 29, 2022 | By Amelia Nonemacher

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

June 30, 2022 | By Joe Nick Patoski

Fly Fishing Is Taking off in Texas Rivers

June 30, 2022 | By Dan Oko

Fifteen major rivers and many hundreds of miles of smaller streams run across Texas, giving adventurers and anglers countless opportunities for exploration.

Peel Back the Layers of Austin’s Onion Creek

April 28, 2022 | By Ian Dille

Explore the Most Remote Reaches of the Big Bend’s Mighty Rio Grande

June 25, 2020 | By Matt Joyce

Photographer Laurence Parent captures the rugged splendor of the Lower Canyons

In Search of Texas’ Half-Forgotten Rivers

June 25, 2020 | By Michael Barnes and Joe Starr

Shhh … This Just Might Be the Prettiest Body of Water in Texas

June 25, 2020 | By Joe Nick Patoski

Sightseers have been marveling at Big Bend’s signature canyon for more than 100 years

March 26, 2020 | By Traces of Texas

Summer for Procrastinators: Medina River

July 18, 2019 | By Jacqueline Aguirre

If you didn’t start thinking about your summer plans in February, don’t fret.

Frio 101: Everything You Need to Know for a Trip to Texas’ Favorite River

July 8, 2019 | By Joe Nick Patoski

If you love Texas outdoors, how could you not know the Frio?
Well, maybe you’re one of the millions of newcomers who just got to Texas. Or perhaps you’ve lived in Texas your entire life and, unlike all those people whose families have been vacationing on the Frio for generations, you have no clue what or where they are talking about. Never stepped foot in Garner State Park? Think Concan is in Mexico? Well, pull up a chair and scoot closer.

Rent a Kayak for a New Perspective on Austin’s Bat Flight

June 27, 2019 | By Kayt Sukel

Each evening between late February and late October, as the sun hits the horizon line, experts estimate that somewhere between 750,000 and 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats leave the nooks and crannies of this downtown bridge’s interior to go a-hunting. And each evening over that same eight-month span, hundreds of people line the bridge’s walkway, as well as any open spaces nearby, to take it all in. Most locals suggest claiming space hours before sunset in order to get a good view. But a few hours in the hot sun with nothing to do but wait? That seemed like a situation that would violate all three of our family getaway hopes fairly quickly.

The May 2024 cover of Texas Highways Magazine

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