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Guadalupe River

New Braunfels, TX
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Ranked #13 of 23 attractions in New Braunfels
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Canoeing, White-water rafting
Traveler Description: The bottom of Canyon Lake is the source of the Guadalupe river. Therefore, the lake level is a direct influence on the flow rate of the... more »
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Swamps of Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Can't say enough about how much FUN tubing here has been… make sure to spend at least a weekend in Gruene to enjoy everything in this very small area…. it's amazing how much there is to do in just a few blocks of space… you will be glad you went for a visit!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

Nestled in the Texas hill country between San Antonio and Austin, runs the Guadalupe river. Clear and cold year round, it is by far one of the prettiest bodies of water in Texas. During the summer months it is a Mecca for tubers, swimmers and folks that just enjoy a cold dip in the river. But during the winter, it... More

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Houston, Texas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

It's a beautiful winding river with extreme rapids in some areas. It's great for hiking I the fall and winter, and for camping and rafting in the summer, though it can get very crowded in the summer.

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Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

It’s nice, I went tubing with my family and did a 4 hour trip down the river, truly relaxed and enjoyed the surroundings.

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Flower Mound, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We did enjoy the run . Next time I would definitely make sure the water is running. So glad we didn't tube! Lots of tubers were stuck. We had to get out a couple of times but at least we could paddle. Bring lots to drink. Nice rope-tree swings over the water on the way where the kids got out... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Every year since i was 13 we have gone to the Guadalupe to go tubing. I am now 43 and we take our kids and friends for vacations every year. Mountain Breeze is the camp ground we stay at and it's only 9 hours away from Baton Rouge. If your looking for fun. This is the river to be on.

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H-town
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We went on a late Sunday afternoon and almost had the river to ourselves! Got to Rockin' R and rented our tubes, my husband was disgruntled because of new ordinances governing what can and cannot be taken on the float within city limits. But I was glad we missed the madding crowds. Afterwards we only waited for 15 minutes or... More

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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I did not think Texas could be pretty in the winter. I was wrong. The trees which line the banks were still displaying the colors of fall mixed with the left-over green of the previous season. If I were a professional photographer, I could have captured spectacular scenery displayed up and down the river which flowed from Sadler toward Gruene.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

There is nothing more fun than tubing down the Guadelupe with my husband. Beautiful river. Cannot be more fun. The river was low this time and we walked a bit of it. And we went on a pretty slow day. Hate the new rules in Nw Braunfels. Stay north of NB!!!

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San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I visited Rockin R at the First Crossing of the Guadalupe River. I have been rafting and toobing with them several times in the past. The trip was a blast. The knowledge of the staff makes this trip even more enjoyable. It is a very mellow trip during the week. Saturdays are the busy days where you probably want to... More

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