Welcome to Texas Paddling Trails!

Southeast Texas Trails Impacted by Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey

When planning a trip to paddling trails along the Central and Upper Texas Coast, please call the community partner to check the status of access sites and the trail. Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey impacted several trails in the storm-battered areas.

Enjoy improved and maintained fishing and paddling access to rivers, creeks, lakes, ponds, bayous, and bays on any of the 73 official Texas Paddling Trails available throughout the state!!

 

These trails provide well-mapped accessible day trips in a variety of settings and for all levels of paddling experience.

With more than 3,700 named streams, 15 major rivers and some 3,300 miles of tidal shoreline along the Gulf Coast, Texas offers unlimited possibilities for paddling adventures and angling opportunities of all types.

TPWD continues to seek partnerships with communities interested in developing a paddling trail in their area. Please see the Future Trails section on this site to learn more.

Before heading out, enjoy these short videos - one about the TPWD Texas Paddling Trails program and one how-to video that gives tips on how best to paddle a canoe: