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Guadalupe River

New Braunfels, TX
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Ranked #15 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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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Graham
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Always fun times. Don't go unless you are prepared to spend all day if the river is low. The 2 hour end of the river float took us 8 hours because the water flow was almost nothing. It even went backwards in some spots. Start more up river to get a better experience and better views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

everyone who visits New Braunfels must tube the Guadalupe River! We like the horseshoe. Rent from River Sports Tubes! They are very efficient and run a smooth operation. You can tube the horseshoe all day long if you want to.

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Tubing the Guadalupe is a Texas tradition. And a fun day! Please be aware - especially on holiday weekends - that the crowd is R rated. Lots of folks drinking and behaving badly. You will also want to watch the water level reports - can get kinda miserable if the water is low. If water is low, try the Comal... More

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Brenham, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was my first time floating the Guadalupe River. We put in at Whitewater, river water was cold and refreshing, however, the water was slow moving, and very shallow in many areas, and we had to walk quite a bit. Still had a great time with friends!!!

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New Braunfels, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I live on the river and love spending summers down there, but the floaters are having to work hard, as the river is low and slow...pray for rain everyone!!!!

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