With the official opening in 2015, the Pecan Bayou Paddling Trail became the 63rd official Texas Paddling Trail. Paddlers can access the trail from Fabis Primitive Park or Riverside Park and take on a variety of routes up or down stream. The trail incorporates a peaceful stretch of wildlife rich settings along the pecan lined shores. The trail also offers great angling opportunities for both recreational and tournament competitions.
Fabis Primitive Park: (DD) 31.779812, -98.980476
From Hwy 279 in Brownwood turn north onto FM 2125. Go 1.9 miles and turn right into Fabis Primitive Park. Follow the park road to the Paddling trail sign and boat ramp.
Distance from nearest major cities:
- Austin – 141 miles
- Abilene – 70 miles
- Fort Worth – 152 miles
Trail Length: 3.2 – 7.2 miles
3.2-mile loop upriver and back
4-mile loop downriver to the dam and back
Float Times:~1-3 hours (depending on water level, flow rate, time spent on bayou, and wind speed)