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Guadalupe River State Park

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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Beautiful Park

Very clean, roomy and the water was clear, cool and we enjoyed ourselves immensely as did our... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Spring Branch, Texas
Great energy

Exciting place to hike and enjoy nature and the river, ez place to locate park and trails are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Antonio, Texas
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  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“hiking trails”(9 reviews)
“large site”(2 reviews)
State park known for great bird watching that offers tent-only and RV/tent sites.
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3350 Park Road 31, Spring Branch, TX 78070-3608
+1 830-438-2656
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very clean, roomy and the water was clear, cool and we enjoyed ourselves immensely as did our grandsons

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jthomas040162
Reviewed 1 week ago

Exciting place to hike and enjoy nature and the river, ez place to locate park and trails are marked.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank torino7788
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the nicest and beautiful state parks I’ve been too. Please be patient, looks like they are constructing brand new restrooms and have port o potties staged during the build. Lots of trails easy access to the river and lots of parking.

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed December 2, 2018

We camped at Guadalupe River State Park for 5 days around the Thanksgiving holiday. Things we did: 1. Hiking -- the trail around the Discovery Center, the Cypress Trail, the trail that runs from the Turkey Sink campground to the primitive camping. All these trails...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AthensNikita
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We went to the park after some rain and found out all the trails were closed except for one but advised against going on the trail because the overflow was heading to the trail. It cost $7 per person to visit the park. We drove...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda010659
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Nice campsites but bathrooms were locked, hiking trails were closed, extra fees were troubling and staff was inhospitable.

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank K.F. R
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

My friends and I have floated this river multiple times... it is always a good time... this year was very dry and we walked more than normal... very crowded but everyone is always so helpful and layed back.. never seen any fights or arguments on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank kelleyfaulkross
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Visited Guadalupe River SP with my 7 year old. The river was low but still nice and cool to wade in. The coolest part is a little discovery center for kids that is staffed by a park ranger. It was a really impressive little building...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank hellogoodbye_7
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a beautiful park where the Guadalupe runs right through it. It is kept clean, and is suitable for families.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mary t
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Relax in the water, hike the hills, enjoy the plant life and animals. I love the laid back atmosphere.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank donnan376
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August 10, 2018|
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Response from Evans1988 | Reviewed this property |
Some areas are ok for toddler's but some others are not due to the fast current and the river is very slippery.
Angie S
July 14, 2018|
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Response from mary t | Reviewed this property |
Again...call park...
Travel Forum Posts
Camping at Guadalupe River State Park (1 Replies)
Hi! There's a group of about 10 of us looking to make a toobing trip near the end of July. We're very much interested in camping along the river, and are looking for camp sites that offer electric/water hookups. I've read that KL is great, but according to their site, the $30 for 2 nights is for only 2 people - we'd end up having to pay per head for the other people camping with us. I wanted to know if anyone has camped or visited the Guadalupe River State Park. Their rates seem more...More
June 27, 2007|
Steve M
Driving Tip... Dallas to Guadalupe River State Park (3 Replies)
We will be traveling next week from Dallas to Guadalupe River State Park. With road construction, which route do you suggest... 35 or 281? We are looking forward to spending some time in San Antonio, definitely for New Year's Eve.
December 20, 2015|
Response fromtejashombre|
281 stop in Marble Falls for iconic Bluebonnet cafe worth stopping/returning to see the Johnson City courthouse lit at night