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Guadalupe River

New Braunfels, TX
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Ranked #14 of 25 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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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

I have been on the Guadalupe many times over the years but the past couple of years the water has been very low and requires quite a bit of walking. Also, there is a lot of drinking going on. It doesn't bother me because my daughter is an adult now but if you have younger children you may want to... More

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Kyle, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My family and I went tubing on the Horseshoe at the Guadalupe River near Canyon Lake, Texas. The water was so shallow and moved so slow that it took several hours to float around. The water was gross, we had to get out of our tubes multiple times, and on top of that there was a very drunk girl doing... More

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dallas area
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have floated MANY times throughout the years, being a Texas girl. Some of my best college day road trips were to float the river. This was the first time I have floated with my family. It was a friend of mine and our 2 daughters are best friends. We were a nervous wreck, even though the girls both had... More

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New Braunfels, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The cubic feet per second (flow rate) flowing out of the Canyon Lake Dam determines the level of fun or lack there of you will experience. Check the flow level, http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=08167800, is a good place to start. Anything between 120 cfs and 400 cfs is fun, between 400 cfs and 600 cfs is getting challenging, and above that you need... More

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Brazoria, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Were all the Texans go to party during the summer. Just grab a tube head up river with a drop off then floot on back to Gruene Hall.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

First experience wasn't the best. We made due, but trekked most of it in ankle deep water walking on rocks.

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Belton, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Nice with small, rustic cabins, great pools and all, but the river is not running enough to do any whitewater floats unfortunately. Need some more rain!

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Plenty of adrenaline rapids to stir up the otherwise calm trip down the Guadalupe River! Water is perfect temp, caution on the river turtles in the water, although they seem use to all the rafts. Tons of fun, bring plenty of drinks and go for the longer 3 hour tour.....you will have a blast!

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My family was told of this state park and the river. I decided to visit the park, it was about 30-35 minute drive from San Antonio, Tx.. The river is not that deep and the water is calm ..bring your sandals because many small rocks inside the river/park and walking barefoot is not comfortable! There are picnic tables ,so bringing... More

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Swamps of Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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