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Old 10-17-2020, 03:28 PM
 
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Visited Trinity River, Eagle Mountain Lake, and Lake Worth so far. Wondering where the nearest clear water would be? I understand there's some in Hill Country near Austin or San Antonio. Is there anything closer?
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Old 10-17-2020, 07:21 PM
 
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This part of North America doesn’t have big, wide rivers. The Trinity is as close as you’ll get in this part of Texas.
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Old 10-17-2020, 08:55 PM
 
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This part of North America doesn’t have big, wide rivers. The Trinity is as close as you’ll get in this part of Texas.
Not looking for big and wide. Just clear
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Old 10-18-2020, 05:30 AM
 
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Not looking for big and wide. Just clear
Don't think we really have that in this area.
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Old 10-26-2020, 07:40 PM
 
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The lakes in Texas are reservoirs. They're artificial, meaning that the rivers aren't adapted to the water flow in large impoundments. The lakes are full of sediment. There are spots in rivers where the water is clear, depending on conditions at the time. Those are transient. I know of a few spots in parks where a creek is clear most of the time. Those conditions cover small areas. The best example of fairly consistent clear water I can think of is the Paluxy River in Dinosaur Valley State Park. It isn't exceptionally clear, but you can see the river bed where it isn't too deep. It has a couple of spots with deeper water where it's a nice blue color most of the time. The shallow areas tend to be clear.
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Old Yesterday, 01:59 PM
 
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Wheeler Branch Reservoir is decent. No lakes in Texas will have clear water since they are all man made with muddy bottoms.

Some of the rivers around San Marcos are good. For true mountain stream clear you have to go to Colorado.
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Old Yesterday, 02:01 PM
 
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You're located in the Great Plains. The rivers are meandering alluvial rivers carrying huge loads of silt. Go to Colorado, or the Pecos Wilderness in New Mexico.


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Old Today, 09:38 PM
 
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Possum Kingdom Lake water is decent.
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