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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.'

River Through Time

Many folks come here to swim, but the park is more than a great swimming hole. Beautiful scenery and colorful history await, just a short drive from San Antonio and Austin.

Things to Do

With four miles of river frontage, the Guadalupe River takes center stage at the park. Step away from the river to find the more peaceful areas.

On the river, you can swim, fish, tube and canoe. While on land, you can camp, hike, ride mountain bikes or horses, picnic, geocache, and bird watch. Before your visit, read through our Swimming Safety Tips.

Camp at one of 85 water and electric campsites or nine walk-in tent sites.

Hit the trail! Explore 13 miles of hike and bike trails. Trails range from the 2.86-mile Painted Bunting Trail to the .26-mile Barred Owl Trail, which leads you to a scenic overlook of the river. The Bauer Unit offers less-traveled trails. Some park trails are open to horseback riders. Note: We do not offer equestrian camping.

Learn more about the park’s natural features at the Discovery Center. Take a closer look at nature using magnifying glasses, microscopes and binoculars. Explore hands-on discovery boxes and exhibits. Ask about borrowing an explorer pack!

Shop at our park store for gifts, firewood, ice and convenience items.

Volunteer - we need your help! Volunteers conduct wildlife surveys, man the Discovery Center and help with school groups. Learn more at headquarters or visit our Volunteer page.

Ranger Programs

Attend a ranger program on birding, geocaching, stargazing and more. Check the Events page for upcoming programs. Contact the park for special tours

Honey Creek Tours:  Explore Honey Creek State Natural Area with a guide. We lead a two-hour tour every Saturday at 9 a.m. (call the park to confirm). Learn about the history, geology, flora and fauna of this protected area.

Kids:  Become a Junior Ranger! Visit the Discovery Center or headquarters to learn how.

Teachers: This is a Texas Aquatic Science Certified Field Site.

Area Attractions

Just 30 miles away, San Antonio offers history, nature, museums, shopping and more.

Visit Boerne and New Braunfels for a taste of the area’s German heritage.

Check out the best places to see wildlife on the West Guadalupe Loop of the Great Texas Wildlife Trails.

Paddle the Upper Guadalupe – Nichol's Landing Paddling Trail.

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3350 Park Road 31
Spring Branch, TX 78070

Latitude: 29.853084

Longitude: -98.504463

(830) 438-2656

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

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

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

Office Hours

Daily, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Contact the park or check our Facebook page before you come, as trails may be closed due to poor conditions or weather.

Discovery Center Hours

Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sundays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Additional holiday/summer hours possible.

Busy Season

March through November

Climate

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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