Activities Available:Cabins and Other Lodgings, Camping, Kayak Trails, River Outfitters, Swimming Holes, Tube Rental Services
This campground is located on the gorgeous Guadalupe River and it offers swimming and floating opportunities in the burrr cold river water. The water is pretty chilly here because it is coming from the bottom of the relatively deep Canyon Lake reservoir (the deep, cold waters provide suitable conditions to allow trout to inhabit this section of the river). It you are coming out for the day to go swimming there are several shaded areas down by the river for your convenience. You also can rent tubes, rafts and kayaks at Abbott’s in case you are wanting to take a trip down the river. They also have condos and cabins at the campground so contact the owners to get information about the bedroom and bathroom options. Be sure to consult the USGS river flow data for this portion of the Lower Guadalupe if you are planning on tubing or paddling. The releases from Canyon can be anything between a trickle and a raging torrent. Tubing typically is allowed at anything under 1,100 cfs. If you will be paddling, it is great to come here when the flow is a little more than 1,200 cfs because the outfitters will not be renting tubes at that time. Take FM 306 from New Braunfels and look for the sign at the second Guadalupe River bridge (north of the Horseshoe). A more scenic route is to take River Road off of the 337 Loop from New Braunfels heading towards Sattler and then turn right onto State Road 2673. Then take a left at FM 306 and look for the sign. The Shanty is nearby if you want to grab a beer after your float trip.