Nichol’s Landing

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Nichol's Landing - TPWD

Nichol’s Landing – TPWD

This is a parking area just downstream of Specht’s crossing (Spring Branch Road and the Guadalupe River) that is a really good place to swim when the river is flowing. The parking lot and its close proximity to the cool waters of the Guadalupe make this a favorite swimming hole for the locals.  It also is a great location to use as a put in or take out point for a kayak trip (~5 miles downstream of Guadalupe River State Park and ~6 miles upstream of Bigfoot Livery and Campground).The run down to Bigfoot is a nice little paddle trip and has been named as one of the twenty best in Texas by Texas Monthly. From Bergheim, take State Hwy 46 heading east and turn left onto Spring Branch Road. Spring Branch Road will take you to the river and there is a turn off from the road heading to the right just after you cross the river (look for a sign saying Specht’s Crossing or Nichol’s Landing) that will take you down to the water. Bigfoot should be able to give you river flow information and rent you a boat. If you are going to be doing some fishing in the area, One Acre Baits is located at 9255 US Hwy 281 North, 830/885-7641.  The Shade Tree Saloon is located fairly close by if you feel like getting a beer afterwards.

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