River Access and Conservation Areas
Leased Public Access
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has signed lease agreements that allow public river access across private land. Anglers and paddlers may use these leased areas for fishing and launching kayaks, canoes or other non-motorized boats. Visit the links below for directions, details and any limitations on the use of individual sites.
The program is funded by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program. Download our fact sheet for more information on this program and how landowners can participate.
Brazos River - downstream from Lake Whitney
Colorado River - downstream from Lady Bird Lake
- Paddle-in campsites near State Natural Area
Seasonal trout fishing leases along River Road, downstream from Canyon Lake
Lower Nueces River - near Corpus Christi
Neches River - upstream from Lake Palestine
Sabine River - near Carthage
San Marcos River