sidebar menu icon


ROCKY CREEK (Burnet County). Rocky Creek rises in two branches in northern Burnet County. North Rocky Creek begins sixteen miles northeast of Burnet (at 30°57' N, 98°08' W) and flows east for twelve miles. South Rocky Creek begins thirteen miles northeast of Burnet (at 30°57' N, 98°10' W) and flows east for sixteen miles. Rocky Creek proper begins where the two branches converge (at 30°56' N, 97°59' W) and flows northeast for seven miles to its mouth on the Lampasas River, one mile north of Oakalla (at 31°00' N, 97°56' W). The terrain in the stream's upper reaches is characterized by steep slopes and benches but is generally flat with local shallow depressions in the middle and lower reaches; the soil ranges from shallow, clay loams to clay and sandy loams. The vegetation in the upper reaches consists primarily of juniper, live oak, mesquite, and grasses, and water-tolerant hardwoods and conifers are typical of the middle and lower reaches.

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Handbook of Texas Online, "Rocky Creek (Burnet County)," accessed January 17, 2018,

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.