Travelers are voting Pedernales River and Barton Creek as the best rivers near Austin. There are 3 rivers near Johnson City a city just 83 km from Austin and 3 rivers near Horseshoe Bay which is 80 km distant. The most popular of these are Blanco River near Johnson City and Llano River in Horseshoe Bay. You can find 86 rivers in Texas and 3914 rivers in the country of United States. Our members favorite in Texas is Colorado River and Ohio River is the top pick in United States. Want more? Check out our map of rivers near Austin.