Bigfoot Canoes

Bigfoot Canoes

Bigfoot Canoes

This canoe and kayak outfitter located on the Guadalupe River also has a primitive campground area and a nice swimming hole available for those paddlers who want to make a weekend of it. You should know that this campground isn’t for everyone because they have only minimal facilities if you know what we mean.  However, if you are wanting to go rough it on what should be a quiet and pretty part of the river, this could be just the place for you.  It is best to camp here in the spring or fall because there is only a limited amount of shade close to the water.  Also keep in mind that because there are not many folks who go camping here this place could be a nice somewhat secluded swimming hole for you to use during the day, but you should bring the canopy to ensure you have some shade at the water.  No pets are allowed at the campground so leave fido at home. The folks running the place are very helpful and they know a whole lot about the river in case you are wanting to plan a kayak trip. This site is located approximately 5.5 miles downstream from Specht’s Crossing (Nichol’s) and approximately 4 miles upstream from Rebecca Creek Road. This is one of the funkier looking shuttle truck and livery office combos we have encountered (which is a good thing by the way), and we have seen quite a few. This is a great place to sit on the porch and swap river stories while you are waiting for the rest of your party to get their tardy keisters out here. The portions of the river immediately upstream are good for paddling and be sure to ask about the chute just before 311, but the more exciting run is located downstream where you can paddle Mueller Falls and Rust Falls before taking out at Rebecca Creek Road. It would be a real good idea to check on river conditions at those falls before going for a paddle. Lots of folks crash at Mueller and many, many folks crash at the horseshoe portion of Rust. There are chutes on the left side of the river at both of the falls, but check with area outfitters to see whether they are open. The Shade Tree Saloon is nearby if you want to get a beer after finishing up with your fun afternoon on the water. Take State Road 311 east from intersection with US 281 for about 2 miles and turn left at the sign for Bigfoot Canoes.

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Location Details:

Bigfoot Canoes
Farm to Market Road 311
Spring Branch, TX 78070
(830) 885-7106

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