Denton Creek

Denton Creek flows east and south from Lake Grapevine until it runs into the Elm Fork. Denton Creek flows between steep banks of floodplain soils with occasional gravel bars, and is bordered by wooded bottomland, pastures and a growing suburban population. Bird watching is excellent, and wildlife sightings include longnose gar, beaver, raccoons and coyotes. There are trips from 6 to 12 miles on 12 miles of Denton Creek, with creek levels dependent on lake releases sufficient for boating. Higher lake releases can form a few surfing waves downstream of the dam, and there are a few minor riffles further downstream. Fallen trees and log jams provide great wildlife habitat but are also common obstacles on Denton Creek. These require frequent portages at low water and are hazardous at high water.