The Upper Brazos
Generally regarded as one of the most scenic
sections of the Brazos River in North Texas is the 20 miles between Texas 16 and 4 in Palo Pinto County.
"It loops and coils snakishly from the Possum
Kingdom dam down between the rough low
mountains of the Palo Pinto country," said John Graves in "Goodbye to a River," a novel about the author's three-week canoe trip down the Brazos in which he weaves tales about the Kiowas, Comanches and white men who have inhabited its shores.
For many outdoor enthusiasts, the Brazos River
offers hundreds of miles to fish, frolic and travel
like 19th Century French voyageurs.
Spanish explorers originally named it Brazos de
Dios, meaning "Arms of God" because of its
Beginning in Stonewall County where Double
Mountain Fork and Salt Fork join, the Brazos
River picks up its Clear Fork in Young County,
Texas. Approximately 840 miles long, the Brazos River meanders south through Texas until it dumps into the Gulf of Mexico near Freeport, Texas, in Brazoria County.