Camp Huaco Springs

camp huaco springs 5This is a well-run campsite located on over 30 acres and it has about a mile of riverfront on this really choice stretch of the Guad. It is located at the 1st crossing bridge on River Road outside of New Braunfels and you will need to get here early because it is a very popular campground and day use area.  The reach of the river adjacent to the campground contains Huaco Rapids and Slumber Falls – two of the most fun areas on the Lower Guadalupe to watch tubers take a spill. Folks have been coming here for decades to watch college students experience their first ender or backflip while tubing on the river – hey, what the, where’d the beer go?  If you go tubing here make sure to ask the owners how to avoid the really big rapids before you get in the water.  Those are also good swimming holes and wading areas but be careful not to be swept downriver to the falls and rapids. Also, keep an eye up river at all times or you could have a run in with a kayak.  Trout could be available here during the stocking season as a result of the efforts of the TPWD. Cabins and RV sites are available and there is an onsite store. You also can make arrangements here to rent tubes and rafts. At the furthest part of the campground located upstream you could put in the kayaks for a 6 mile paddle down this pretty stretch of the river to Cypress Bend Park, but you should know that as long as the water is flowing at less than 1,000 cfs there could be lots of tubes in the river. If you do put in the kayaks up by the crossing that will allow you to paddle through Huaco and Slumber — be careful. Those are two of the places on this stretch of the river where it is real easy to crash.  If you will be tubing down this stretch be sure to ask the folks at the office for some tips about how to avoid getting smashed and thrown from your tube at the rapids.

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Location Details:

Camp Huaco Springs
4481 River Road
New Braunfels, TX 78132
(830) 629-9999

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