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Practice social distancing even when outdoors.

Please follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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See list of temporary closures and operations adjustments.

 Welcome to Texas Paddling Trails!

Sabine Sandbar Paddling Trail Now Open

The newest Texas Paddling Trail, the Sabine Sandbar Paddling Trail, offers quiet pools, small riffles, beautiful whitebars, and great fishing for up to a full day's paddle on your choice of 4, 15, or 19 miles of trail.

Enjoy improved and maintained fishing and paddling access to rivers, creeks, lakes, ponds, bayous, and bays on any of the 78 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: