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Guadalupe River State Park

3350 Park Road 31, Spring Branch, TX 78070
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Type: State Parks
Activities: Camping, Camping/rv, Birdwatching
Description: State park known for great bird watching that offers tent-only and RV/tent sites.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Brownsville, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The trail system in the park was composed of 4 loops. The trails are mostly flat and leveled with rocky patches scattered throughout. The trails are very well marked. You can't possibly get lost here. After all, the trails are loops. The river is a beautiful place for kayaking or canoeing. The slow current and low water level makes kayaking,... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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135 reviews 135 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Not a lot of water to swim, but you can definitely wade and even put your lawn chair in the water and put your toes in the water. There is an area that is waist-deep and the teenagers had fun goofing off. We went on a Tuesday afternoon and it wasn't very crowded. Definitely recommend wearing water shoes and this... More

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Austin, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Love a natural wade and swim? This gorgeous spot is 45 minutes north of San Antonio; admission $7/adults. we visited for the day only - did not camp, but the vehicle campground spots are nice,;especially pretty are the walk-ins (rustic, water only) Main attraction is 4 miles of the very scenic Guadalupe River - the water is clean, usually clear... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Whether you wanna float or relax in the sun, this is the place for you. The water is cool and flowing, and there are plenty of shady areas to picnic and nap. I recommend a raft or tube so you can float down from the picnic area to some nearby rapids. There are some hiking trails and a small playground... More

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