The Great Castell Kayak Race
This section of the Llano River is extremely scenic with beautiful remote shorelines. The river flows through many Hill Country ranches and the property on both sides of the river is private. Please respect private property and leave no trace as you paddle. In the section of river from Highway 87 to River Sounds the river has many large boulders and slabs of granite and gneiss. This part of the river is widely known for the one-billion year old igneous and metamorphic rocks which form the riverbed. The slabs cause the river to split in many locations providing multiple options for travel as you navigate downstream. It is important to stop and scout any sections that you are unsure of paddling thru prior to continuing downstream.
Some of the segmented streams will prove to be too shallow for passage and you may have to carry or drag your boat to an area with better water-ow. If the river is on the rise rapids may cause some sections to be too dangerous to paddle and may require evaluation. Look for the deeper water and areas where water is freely moving downstream. Flora and fauna abound along the river.
The take out will be on the right hand side of the river. As you pass the Jim Leifeste campground stay to the left of the river until you see the markers for the take-out. You will cross over a sand bar and a shallow pool of water to get to Riversounds and the finish line.
June 5th, 2010
$45 entry fee
LIVE MUSIC ALL DAY LONG, SHUTTLE, CAMPING AT RIVERSOUNDS, T-SHIRT, BANDANNA,
GOODIE BAG, LIVE MUSIC, SHADE, FUN, SODAS
Founder & Director,
GREAT CASTELL KAYAK RACE