Lampasas River


Part of the Brazos watershed and the northernmost of “Our Rivers”, the Lampasas River winds its way approximately 100 miles southeast to its convergence with Salado Creek and the Leon River to form the Little River.

The upper quarter resembles other Hill Country streams with gravel bottom, limestone bluffs, and clear water. The middle half becomes chalkier as it winds above the Edwards Plateau and through Lampasas, Burnet, and Bell counties, gathering limestone silt along its way. In high water years, small rapids form, making this stretch an ideal run for summer kayaking. The lower quarter is characterized by steep banks, heavy vegetation, and opaque water as it continues below the impoundment of Stillhouse Hollow Dam downstream toward the confluence.

Unlike the urban, manicured park access of neighboring fisheries (e.g., Salado Creek, San Gabriel River), access to the Lampasas River requires more planning and effort for the reward of scenic rural views and eager fish.


 Half Day Wade (4 hours) $300

 Full Day Wade (8 hours) $450

Rates based on 1 angler. 

Add $100 for each additional angler, up to 3 max per guide.


Guadalupe Bass, Largemouth Bass, Redear Sunfish, Green Sunfish, Longear Sunfish, Common Carp, Channel Catfish, Freshwater Drum