Places for Water Recreation near Longview, TX
There aren’t too many places in Longview that offer river rafting, kayaking experiences but you don’t have to travel far to find one. Here are a couple of places you can visit if you are looking for a fun rafting excursion in Texas.
Riverbend Outfitters in Jefferson, TX offers canoe and kayak rentals for a fun recreational activity. Paddle through Big Cypress Bayou and check out the only “natural” lake in Texas. You’ll travel through a series of wetlands and view the stunning big Cypress trees and hanging Spanish moss. Riverbend Outfitters offers shuttle service to and from different launch sites up and down the bayou. For more information, visit www.riverbendoutfittersllc.com.
Cathedral paddling Trail is also near the Jefferson area in Uncertain, TX and offers 3.6 miles of water trail to explore. Many people choose to paddle by kayak or canoe but you can also float down the river trail on tubes. Some outfitters organize floating trips where they will shuttle you to and from designated launch sites. Total float time is about 2 hours; could be more if you stop to explore the sandy beaches along the way. The Cathedral paddling trail is also part of Caddo Lake, one of the most popular lakes in this part of Texas for water recreation. The trail takes you down winding river ways and backwater swamps. For more information visit here. https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/boat/paddlingtrails/inland/caddo_bigcypressbayou/cathedral_index.phtml
Of course farther away, in Texas Hill Country, are ample opportunities for kayaking, white water rafting trips, canoeing, fishing, boating, etc. If you are willing to make the drive from Longview, check out this river guide on the best places and companies to check out for the best experience for you and your family. https://www.go-texas.com/Hill-Country/White-Water-Rafting/input_1_1_1/#
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