Guadalupe River State Park - Paddling

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Guadalupe River State Park boasts 4-miles of riverfront access as well as 5-miles of mountain biking, hiking, and trail running trails.

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Jack Rogan


0.0 miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

56.6 miles


3 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

4 hours

Half Day


All Seasons

All Seasons

Dog Friendly


Fees Permits


$7 Day Use

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Guadalupe River



Devoted to providing quality river access to the public, Guadalupe River State Park boasts 4 miles of riverfront access that is ideal for fishing, swimming, paddling, and tubing. 

What Makes It Great

Towering Cypress trees, characteristic of this region’s rivers, thrive along the banks with knobby roots protruding from the water and the occasional rope swing hanging from the branches. Guadalupe River is best for relaxing weekend camping trips or for spending some quality family time in nature. However, a recently opened 5.3 mile multi-use trail is an excellent option for more intense hiking, running, or mountain biking.

Who is Going to Love It

Paddlers looking for intermediate water will enjoy the river sections that run through the park. The river has a few small rapids but is tame enough for whitewater canoes and tubers. 

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

Camping amenities are walk-in or drive-in only, as the park does not offer backpacking opportunities. Entrance fees are $7 for a day, and camping rates range from $14-20 nightly.

The park is located at 3350 Park Road 31,  Spring Branch, TX 78070. 

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Guadalupe River State Park

3350 Park Road 31
Spring Branch, TX, 78070
29.824934, -98.521364

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