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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Bandera City Park

  Located in downtown Bandera, this is a sweet 77-acre city park with an impoundment located on the magnificent Medina River that is ideal for swimming or floating. The park appears on some of the top ten lists of swimming holes, but you should know that this spot is best visited before it gets too […]

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Bandera Roadside Park I

Superb parking and access to the water are available at this swimming hole, but swimming conditions are of course dependent on the water levels at this crossing of the Medina River. When the water is up this can be a real good place to go for a swim to take a break from the summer […]

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Bandera Roadside Park II

There is a tee-tiny picnic area with just a bit of parking at this nice little spot on the Medina River. It is just downstream of the Bandera Roadside Park I and could be used for your swimming enjoyment when the water is up. Also could be used as a put in spot for a […]

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Barefoot Camp

This camp is on a privately owned ranch with miles and miles of Colorado River frontage just east of Bend off of FM 580.  With all that frontage you should be able to find some nice swimming holes and camping areas.  There is plenty of space for primitive camping (no water/no electricity).  Many times you will be […]

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Barton Creek Greenbelt

Miles of trails are available for hiking and mountain biking in one of Austin’s favorite locations known by the locals as simply the greenbelt. If you are taking the bike out be sure to contact the Austin Parks and Recreation Department to get information because the trails range from relatively flat to pretty technical in […]

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Big Oak River Camp

This is a very nice campground located on the fabulous spring-fed, crystal clear Nueces River in the sprawling Nueces Canyon and it offers oak tree-shaded camping, swimming, fishing and tubing opportunities. One of the best things about this location is that the campsites are either right on or very close to the beautiful river (when […]

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Blue Mountain Peak Ranch

This is another of those beautiful privately owned ranches available to the public and this one is located 17 miles southwest of Mason off RR 1871 in the northwest portion of the Hill Country. You can go here for camping, hiking, mountain biking and wildlife viewing activities. Guided kayak trips on the Llano River also […]

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By the River Campground

This 20-acre site is available for tree shaded unimproved camping and it has RV pads as well. There is approximately 2,000 feet of river frontage for your swimming pleasure on the Guadalupe River at this campground so you should be able to find somewhere to play in the water to cool yourself down quite easily. […]

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Camp Huaco Springs

This 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 […]

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Camp River View

This 40 acre campground has a half mile of frontage on the fabulously frosty Frio River if you are looking for a place to go swimming or fishing. They also have a store onsite in case you forgot to pack everything you need for the weekend. But wait, there’s more. They also have some small […]

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