The San Gabriel River is formed in Georgetown, Texas by the junction of the North and South Forks of the San Gabriel River. The North Fork or South Fork can each be paddled by kayak or canoe. The water level is generally good for paddling, except during dry summer months when the levels may be too low.
What Makes It Great
Use of the river is very dependent on rainfall, as are many of the rivers in Central Texas. The San Gabriel winds through limestone cliffs and rock formations, which makes it a very scenic trip.
The city park in Georgetown at the junction of the North and South Fork has a popular local swimming hole known as the "Blue Hole". This is a good place to teach beginner paddlers on flat water before taking them on a river trip. After the San Gabriel flows out of the Edwards Plateau and into the Blackland Prairie, the rock formations become less common, and the river widens and begins to cut through green pastures and has a more muddy bottom.
Who is Going to Love It
Fishing on the river is a popular activity with catfish, largemouth bass, and sunfish being a few of the species swimming around. Enjoy floating on the relaxing and beautiful San Gabriel River's North and South Fork above Georgetown. You will not be disappointed!
Directions, Parking, & Regulations
San Gabriel Park is located in the town Georgetown at 445 E Morrow St, Georgetown, TX 78626.