Guadalupe River State Park

The park will be closed or have restricted access on the following dates in November through January. . . .

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. 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 Road 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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