Kayak Trails

Potentially Crowded Water Conditions
It is always a good idea to contact the outfitters in the Hill Country to inquire about tube traffic if you are planning a paddling trip and that especially is the case in New Braunfels, San Marcos, all of the Lower Guadalupe River down to Gruene, and along portions of the Frio between Leakey and Concan. There are times during high season when it can be very difficult to get in any good paddling because of tube traffic in those areas. Don’t forget that some of the times when the water levels are up, especially when they are just over 1,000 cfs on the Lower Guadalupe River, the outfitters will not be renting tubes and those can be some fabulous opportunities to go paddle that part of the river.


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1050 Crossing

This crossing is located just south of Utopia and just west of State Road 187 on the sweet little Sabinal River. The crossing access is at the Utopia Park and you can use the park for a put in point for a six mile paddle trip down to 187. The park also features a nice […]

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1120 Crossings

Take US Hwy 83 south from Leakey and turn left (east) onto 1120 and that road will take you to two crossings. These crossings are potential swimming or wading spots depending on the water levels, and the second crossing is a good put in for kayaks (~4.5 miles upstream from Garner State Park). Watch out […]

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1871 Crossing

There is good access to the water and the parking is OK at this crossing of the Llano River located southwest of Mason. This could be a fun play area when the water is up or you could come here for some wade fishing. You also might be able to use this as a put […]

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211 Crossing

You access this crossing by taking county road 211 east from Barksdale. The parking is OK and you can use it for a swimming hole or a put in for a nice kayak run of about 5 miles down to Camp Wood around the Rocky River Camp area. This stretch of the river has ledges […]

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314 (Grobe) Crossing

From US Highway 377 heading east from Junction, turn to the right on CR 314 near Teacup and follow the road down to the river. You will turn at the red guard rail fence. This crossing is a put in point for a 5.5 mile kayak trip to State Road 385 at the Yates Crossing. […]

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348 Crossing

This crossing also is known as the Third Crossing and it will take you to the Second Crossing and then over the Falls (watch out or you could flip out of the boat) and then down to highway 127 if you are looking for a place to paddle. It is about a five mile trip […]

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350 Crossing

This crossing is located at the intersection of County Road 350 and the fascinating Frio River, which is also called Mager’s Crossing. This could be a good swimming hole depending on water levels. This site also could be used as a put in or take out point for a short kayak trip (located ~3 miles […]

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700 Springs Ranch

This 13,000-acre ranch is located south of Telegraph and has five miles of river frontage. In addition to wildlife viewing, the ranch offers fishing and kayaking opportunities. Did we mention the five miles of river frontage? The springs really are a sight to behold when they are gushing. Best to call first to make arrangements […]

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Abbott’s Campground

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 […]

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Austin Canoe and Kayak — San Marcos

This sales and rental business has a location in Austin and one outside of San Marcos to further assist you in your paddling endeavors. They carry several models of kayaks and a full line of accessories. The San Marcos location is especially useful if you want to paddle on the San Marcos downstream from IH-35 […]

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