Guadalupe River

The beautiful Guadalupe River is a popular destination for tubing, rafting, fly fishing, RVing, camping and canoeing.

Guadalupe River

You may have heard about the disposable container ban. Disposable food and beverage containers are banned from waterways within the New Braunfels city limits The law covers the Comal River and a small section of the Guadalupe River that passes through the city. It does not affect the lion's share of the Guadalupe below Canyon Dam, which is outside the city limits. Local businesses and river outfitters will be glad to help you understand the restrictions.

The Guadalupe River is one of the most beautiful and adventure ready destinations in Texas. The upper river runs fast and is lined up at the banks with limestone and pecan and bald Cyprus trees. This part of the river is popular as a tubing destination in the spring and summer. The perfectly paced water with the shades offered by trees on the banks gives tourists a spectacular experience, one that can be enjoyed and shared with friends and family. It flows through the Guadalupe River State Park and campers can make the most of floating down the river in their inflated tubes. In order to protect the environment, glass and Styrofoam are not allowed.

The lower river originates from Canyon Lake and the section between the New Braunfels and Canyon Dam is the most popular stretch for recreational purposes that range from tubing, rafting and camping. During the summer season, thousands of families flock to this part of Guadalupe River to enjoy the picturesque views of nature and delve into some adventure sport like rafting, canoeing, kayaking as well as tubing. Much of the land along this stretch is private and so care needs to be taken to respect the privacy of residents in accordance with the law.

Tourists and adventure seekers can plan their stay ahead of time through a full range of campsites and lodging facilities. The types of cabins available for rent range from small spaces with the bare necessities to luxury accommodations for several families. Whether you're looking for a weekend of fun with the family, or a month long vacation in the lap of nature, there's something for everyone at the Guadalupe River.

For fun on the river, the proper gear is provided by river outfitters who have all the options from tubes to kayaks. These outfitters are mostly locals and are also well versed with the river's seasonal patterns. They happily share their advice on where to explore and what all to do to fully enjoy your stay in the Guadalupe River area. 

There are many events happening in the area throughout the year and especially in the summers. These events are dedicated towards entertaining visitors with their live music, art shows and open mic sessions.

With all this to do and the beautiful surroundings to keep you in awe of nature, the Guadalupe River is one of the finest vacation spots anywhere. Whether you'd like a serene tube ride down the river, a session with the canoe or the thrill and adrenaline rush of white water rafting, there is something for everyone. Even if you'd just like some quiet time sitting by the river reading a book or fishing for trout for the evening dinner, the Guadalupe River will not disappoint.  

Come to the Guadalupe River for the time of your life.