Travelers are voting Buffalo Bayou and Vince Bayou as the best rivers near Houston. There are 6 rivers near Texas City a city just 34 km from Houston and 2 rivers near Dayton which is 35 km distant. The most popular of these are Trinity River near Texas City and Buffalo Bayou in Dayton. You can find 86 rivers in Texas and 3913 rivers in the country of United States. Our members favorite in Texas is Colorado River and Mississippi River is the top pick in United States. Want more? Check out our map of rivers near Houston.