3 Day Kayak Camping the Devils River

3 Day Kayak Camping the Devils River

I had to do a re-upload of our 3 day Devils River trip. Apparently where we stayed night 2 was not on the river gradient so be careful.

A few of the folks from W.E.T headed down to the Devil’s River located in Southwest Texas. We took I-10 about 10 miles past Kerrville to Hwy 41 West. About 1.5 to 2 hours later we made it to our outfitters, Amistad Expeditions. A week before the trip we received a generous amount of rain which made for easy paddling with basically no scraping. This river is one of the most desolate, and clear rivers in Texas with great rapids, waterfalls, and great large and small-mouth fishing. With almost 100% of the land surrounding the river being private, finding a luxury camping spot can be difficult. Two paddle-in campsites are available on the west bank of the Devils River in Val Verde County but are $5 a person. Mile 12 at 29.90534, -101.044391 and mile 20 at 29.828833, – 101.025809. All other camping must be done on the river gradient boundary or islands.

Outfitter: http://www.amistadexpeditions.com

A big thanks to @tx_river_junkie for basically being the river guide.

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Music:
X50 – 2017
Joakim Karud – Future Funk
Joakim Karud – Lullaby
Joakim Karud – Something New
Joakim Karud – Thank You

37 Comments

  1. BACKWOODS ADVENTURE on March 24, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    That’s one of my dreams, to own my own kayak and to do a trip to the Devils river, before I can’t do anything at all.

  2. Manu Garcia on March 24, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    Great video and awesome trip. What video recorder did you use to video this video? Looks awesome…

  3. Brian Morales on March 24, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    I may know who lost that go pro lol I will get you his you tube channel

  4. E Shute on March 24, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    Awesome!!!

  5. Danielle Harman on March 24, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    *_works for my needs…my dog has rode with me approx 7 times and he loves it.>_**_allmy.tips/SevylorKayaks?ВТ _**_     < The kayak is very light weight and me being 110# I feel as if I glide on top of the water more than is conducive for any kind of exercise. It is very easy to use. You learn how much air to place in the chambers to work for my weight._*

  6. T & Ash on March 24, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    You going to post a video of what was on the GoPro you found?

  7. Elvin Mateo on March 24, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 Ahhhhhh why the hell are rivers and fireplaces so relaxing???

  8. Irishluck 74 on March 24, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    What kayaks are you using ?? Length ?? And model ?? Please ?? !!!

  9. Troy King on March 24, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    Where did you put in and take out at?

  10. BOSS AZKHA JIE on March 24, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    nice friends🇲🇨

  11. Kayla Valdez on March 24, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    What month did yall go?

  12. Brian Morales on March 24, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    Nathan onks is the guy that lost one in May when they went.

  13. Upset Biscuit on March 24, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    The dude in the blue is like the dad of the trip 😂

  14. bigskycharlie on March 24, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    Awesome trip, thanks for sharing!

  15. Antonio Torres on March 24, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    So awesome! You guys did great!

  16. Outside TV on March 24, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    That’s a great video W.E.T. crew! It seems like you guys had an awesome camping trip especially being able to kayak those rapids! We want you to share it on Campfire so you can have a chance to win a kayak, cooler, and some free publicity in our video of the month contest! Upload it here! http://campfire.outsidetv.com/home

  17. Bamskies780 on March 24, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Do you ned any kind of permits to do this? I’m trying to plan a trip for myself.

  18. Walk Michigan on March 24, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    I know you guys are way above my skill level, but I was surprised at the lack of you wearing life jackets. Especially on those rapids.

  19. T.E. Gr on March 24, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Great video😍…. I bought a kayak, I’m planning a trip along with my friends. Can’t wait 😁

  20. slower clock 13 on March 24, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    I’m wanting to go kayaking with my mom grandma and a friend. but buying 4 Walmart kayaks must be expensive

  21. Britt Allen on March 24, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    Headed down there in two weeks, same trek 3 days 2 nights on river. Any tips on food? overpacking vs underpacking? Got group of 5.Trying not to bring to much useless junk. take out what ya take in ya know. any suggestions would be appreciated.

  22. Roger Diotte on March 24, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    I was impressed how the sit on did in the rapids than the sit in!

  23. Traditional Archer on March 24, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    Excellent vid, just a suggestion. Keep all the volume levels the same, music was crazy loud. Sucks with ear phones.. A real drag having to work the volume button so much.

  24. Brighton kayak fishing firm on March 24, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    love the video and music looks like a good day out. you don’t get anything like that in the uk

  25. ireland66613 on March 24, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Great video. No sure about the 80s porn music lol

  26. Hank B on March 24, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    In what state is Devils River?

  27. BACKWOODS ADVENTURE on March 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    By the way awesome video, I enjoyed every second of it.

  28. Jason Lee on March 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    what type of stuff does the outfitter provide and what did you guys have to bring urself?

  29. FinneganFroth on March 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Just curious, do you hear of people canoeing this river? We are about to move to TX and this is definitely on the to do list.

  30. Upset Biscuit on March 24, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    The dude in the blue is like the dad of the trip 😂

  31. Alan Edes on March 24, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Great video, looks like an awesome trip, I just got a Ascend 128T Yak Power for Christmas and will take it on its maiden voyage this Sunday, 1-6-19.
    One little editing tip if I may…
    The difference in volume of talking and music is such that I had to increase volume to hear talking, then the music comes on really loud and I had to monitor the volume throughout the video. If you could keep it balanced, it would be helpful. That may be easier said than done, but just a thought.

  32. Frank Benton on March 24, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    that is such an awesome river i wish i lived there. i would love to kayak it

  33. Дмитрий Смышляев on March 24, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Отличное видео 👍👍👍

  34. NorCal fly gal on March 24, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    You forgot the fly rods. Great vid. Thank you.

  35. Matt Finch on March 24, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    Beautiful river!

  36. Monkey N Around on March 24, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    Wow what a river. After watching this I had to Google Map the trip from my hometown. 22 hours but I think it would definitely be worth the drive.

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