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Guadalupe River State Park

3350 Park Road 31, Spring Branch, TX 78070
830-438-2656
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Camping, Camping/rv, Birdwatching
Owner description: State park known for great bird watching that offers tent-only and RV/tent sites.
Attraction details
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Camping, Camping/rv, Birdwatching
Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Owner description: State park known for great bird watching that offers tent-only and RV/tent sites.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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454 reviews 454 reviews
265 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I spent a few hours here strolling from the the main parking area down to the rapids and back again. The water is so blue and set against the sand stone bluff create an amazing backdrop. As you move down stream, the huge old cypress trees along the banks of the river provide some beautiful pictures and much needed shade.... More 

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Kent
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144 reviews 144 reviews
61 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My wife and I spent a day at this great state park. We initially felt that the $7 per person entry fee was a bit steep. However, for a full day's fun maybe not. The area around the river is truly beautiful. The Autumnal colours were simply stunning. We followed a number of trails which were short and easy to... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I went hiking in the Guadalupe State Park. The parking near the river is great and we were quite suprised that there are parking lots all over the park, that allow you to stop in different areas and hike around the wild areas further away from the actual river. There were ample picnic tables equipped with bbq... More 

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Spring Branch, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I'm easy pleased with the beauty of nature and this river park never disappoints me. The focal point of the park is a bend in the river where a bluff rises high over the park picnic area and a the beach to enter the water. There is plentiful parking, picnic tables along the shore, walking paths, hiking trails, drink machines,... More 

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Dallas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My experience here was poor, and I'm going to blame the low water levels. I don't know how the river bed usually is, but there was nothing but algae, you couldn't walk without slipping. My mom fell and badly hurt her knee. The water was very murky and you couldn't see to the bottom at all. Not a Loy of... More 

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The park is extremely clean, the river is gorgeous - a great place that is family friendly and pet friendly. The bathrooms are clean. Good cheap fun all the way around.

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texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

i have always enjoyed camping here...good shade...good bathrooms...clean park... i have visited when the water level was good and when it was low...like this last visit...but still cool and refreshing.. also did some fly fishing with good results...

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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've seen the Guadalupe river before,but to be able to enjoy in the peace and quiet of nature is quite amazing. I makes me want to learn to camp. The bathrooms were adequate the park was clean and although the river was low, it didn't diminish from the overall experience. It will become a favorite for me and my family.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

There are some amenities along with Wifi. The bathrooms are far few between. Water levels are low and the foliage here is a bit sparse. Not my favorite park, but not horrible either.

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San Antonio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Guadalupe River State Park is a great place to hang out with friends who like to barbecue and float in the river. Parts of the river are deep enough to swim in. Most people get in above the pic nic area and float down the rapids - body surfing style. When the water level is low you scrape bottom and... More 

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