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Grapevine Lake Paddling Trail Launch Saturday, June 3rd

The Grapevine Lake Paddling Trail in Grapevine joins the Texas Paddling Trail system on Saturday, June 3rd! Our 73rd trail offers a variety of loops to fit your canoe and kayak needs right in the heart of the DFW metroplex.

There are new trails being developed throughout the state, so check back often for more information.

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: