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Can I camp on a sandbar in the river?

The streambed of all navigable rivers in Texas is state-owned; therefore, camping, fishing and picnicking are legal there, including on the sandbars.

When camping or picnicking along the river, it is important to stay alert for possible rapid increases in river levels and speed due to rainstorms or water being released from the upstream dam. Be sure to respect the adjoining private property along the river by not trespassing and by cleaning up and packing away any trash that you create.

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The information provided on this site is intended as background on water within the Brazos River basin. There should be no expectation that this information is all encompassing, complete or in any way examines every aspect of this very complex natural resource.

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