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Guadalupe River

New Braunfels, TX
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Ranked #13 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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Marksville, Louisiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We went through River Sports Tubes, they give military discounts. The water was extremely cold and the first half of the Horseshoe had very little flow so you're barely moving. The second half had alot more flow and several rapids. Water was too low in several spots so we had to get out and walk the tubes. The scenery was... More

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

One of my all-time favorite things to do. LOVE this town and all the great things there are to do here.

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Angleton, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Water level is very low. Instead of floating down the river most people were staying in one spot. Still a pretty good way to cool off because it was so hot!

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
9 helpful votes 9 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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