Guadalupe River State Park

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Guadalupe River State Park

This park has long been one of our state’s most popular places to toss in a tube and 'float the Guadalupe.'

Things to Do

The park has four miles of river frontage and is located in the middle of a nine-mile stretch of the Guadalupe River. Park visitors may enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including canoeing, fishing, swimming, tubing, picnicking, hiking and camping. The park recently opened a 5.3-mile equestrian trail that is also open to mountain biking. No equestrian camping is available at the park. Opportunities also exist for less vigorous pursuits, such as bird-watching and nature study. 

Volunteer Opportunities

The website maintained by The Friends of Guadalupe River / Honey Creek organization offers more information about this area and about volunteer opportunities at this park.

    Ranger Programs

    The park offers a variety of educational opportunities. Check the calendar for upcoming events or contact the park for special tours

    Children's Discovery Center: Take a look at the park through the eyes of a scientist and watch another world come to life! The exhibits in the park's Children’s Discovery Center invite kids to take a closer look at nature using scientific tools like magnifying glasses, microscopes and binoculars. Kids can try out exhibits, explore themed discovery boxes and check out a free backpack of tools they can use to go back into the park and see for themselves.

    Tours: A two-hour guided interpretive tour of the adjacent Honey Creek State Natural Area, which emphasizes history, geology, flora and fauna, is offered Saturdays at 9 a.m.; call the park to confirm.

    Ask about the Junior Ranger Explorer Packs available for free checkout at the park!

    Area Attractions

    Nearby attractions include Honey Creek State Natural Area and Blanco State Park. In San Antonio, the Casa Navarro State Historic Site, and the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park which includes the Missions San Jose, San Juan, Espada, and Concepcion. You may also want to refer to nearby Lower Colorado River Authority parks.

    3350 Park Rd. 31
    Spring Branch, TX 78070

    Latitude: 29.876074

    Longitude: -98.504058

    (830) 438-2656

    Make reservations online

    Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

    Entrance Fees
    • Adult: $7 Daily
    • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

    Open daily.
    Gate is open 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

    Office Hours

    Daily, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Busy Season

    March through November


    January average is 60 degrees. July average is 86 degrees. First freeze occurs mid-November. Last freeze occurs mid-March.

    National Weather Service forecast for this area
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