River Through Time
Many folks come here to swim, but the park is more than a great swimming hole. Beautiful scenery and colorful history await, just a short drive from San Antonio and Austin.
Things to Do
With four miles of river frontage, the Guadalupe River takes center stage at the park. Step away from the river to find the more peaceful areas.
On the river, you can swim, fish, tube and canoe. While on land, you can camp, hike, ride mountain bikes or horses, picnic, geocache, and bird watch. We loan fishing gear for use in the park.
Camp at one of 85 water and electric campsites or nine walk-in tent sites.
Camping made easy! Texas Park Outfitters provides camping equipment rental and setup at this park.
Hit the trail!
Explore 13 miles of hike and bike trails. Trails range from the 2.86-mile Painted Bunting Trail to the .26-mile Barred Owl Trail, which leads you to a scenic overlook of the river. The Bauer Unit offers less-traveled trails. Some park trails are open to horseback riders. Note: Styrofoam and Glass is prohibited in the day use area along the river banks and while in the river. We do not offer equestrian camping.
Paddle the river
Kayak or canoe the Guadalupe River. When the water levels are good there are several options for paddling trips. The park is also the starting point for the new 5-mile Guadalupe River State Park Paddling Trail. Contact the park for information on current river flow levels.