West Park District
Circle 10 Council
Worth Ranch was established in 1929 and has log cabins around the main camp. Comanche
Indians once lived on their parade ground, and Quannah Parker, the last great war chief of
the Comanche, was born only a few miles up the Brazos River. The chuck wagon was also
developed near here in 1866.
The camp counselors will shuttle you to the put in point just below Possum Kingdom Lake
dam and then you paddle 13.5 miles to the take out point right at Worth Ranch. Water flow is
best in spring and fall. The upper Brazos is the most scenic, rustic part of the trip anyway with
its craggy cliffs and boulders. The Brazos was named by the Spanish "Brazos de Dios"
meaning Arms of God. There are a few exciting rapids, especially the one below the mouth
of Ioni Creek. The giant gars also make the trip exciting.
Worth Ranch Rd, Palo Pinto, TX 76484
You need to make your reservations early using the Longhorn Council online weekend camping reservations site and I have attached a copy of the equipment rental application for prices:
Link to complete description of the campsites – the Bottoms are closest to and are usually reserved for those that are canoeing. All the campsites are good Bowie is close to the Island camping area right on the river and Bonham is off by itself:
This link has a complete description of the Kyle Mountain trail system: http://www.longhorncouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/1a5ef6e9-5288-4dae-91dc-2814764cf1cb.pdf
In the summer you can do the entire trip- below is the link and a description:
The Brazos River Canoe Trip (BRCT) is a 50-mile canoe camping trip that is a Worth Ranch high adventure tradition! Spend a week on the river, earn BSA’s 50 Miler award, and test your canoeing, camping, and fishing skills. We do 4 miles of hiking and 47 miles paddling the scenic Brazos River from Possum Kingdom Dam to Oak’s Crossing.
An alternative for doing this river if Worth Ranch is not available is to use
Rochelle’s Canoe rental
7034 North Farm road #4
Graford, TX 76449
Details and prices are at link or see attached. They offer 1, 2 and 4 day trips. Note they do NOT accept credit cards
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