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Guadalupe River

Address: New Braunfels, TX
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Ranked #10 of 16 Attractions in New Braunfels
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Canoeing, White-water rafting
Owner description: Texas river that is popular with inner tubers, rafters and canoeists.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Canoeing, White-water rafting
Owner description: Texas river that is popular with inner tubers, rafters and canoeists.
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Spring Branch, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is one of the most scenic drives near San Antonio. From I-35, take the Highway 46 exit north of New Braunfels and head west to "River Road" which is the next turn after Gruene Road. River Road is a slow ride, 25/30mph, and follows the Guadalupe River up to Canyon Lake. There are plenty of tubing opportunities if you... More 

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Depew, Oklahoma, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The condo we stayed in gave us tubes to use for free and our condo backed up to the river. So we walked up a little ways and got in the river and floated down to our condo everyone really enjoyed doing this. We did it a couple of times. I hope we can go back and do this again,... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Like is to low for boating, Have to watch out for rocks and tree stumps. Also to many boater for the low water level

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garland, tx
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Guadalupe River is low and slow now due to our dry summer and fall. Under the right conditions the river is a fun one for canoeing and tubing.

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Khon Kaen, Khon Kaen, Thailand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I unfortunately left Texas to go to university in DC, but I did this in high school, and it was so much fun. Bring some beer or smokables and it's a great time. Or sober too with the family! :)

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Austin, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

And by "cool" I mean the water is very cool, just the thing when it is around 100 degrees outside. Current varies from slow and lazy to some faster rapids, but nothing dangerous. It is a big party location, so if you don't like crowds and alcohol consumption try to go during the week.

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Angleton, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is always fun to either float the river or just hang out in the water at the banks! Although I have to say if you are looking for more of a "family friendly" trip I would take the comal.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went tubing on the Guadalupe River 15 years ago and again last year. It remains one of my favorite trips. There's a great mix of slow, lazy floating and faster rapids. Take an ice chest and spend all day floating. Great for groups and families.

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Austin, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Guadalupe River is great for Texas river floating with friends on hot summer days. The water is always cold and feels great. Do not forget to check what the lastest rules are for coolers and what can be taken onto the river. It is very common for there to be police check points along the float.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had so much fun!! There was a lot of people on the river. It took us a while to get going, we would float backwards for a while lol. If you come prepared then you are good. Make sure to bring snacks, beer, and what ever else. We had a group of like 15 people. We did have to... More 

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