Guadalupe River State Park

Guadalupe River State Park is a stunning outdoor destination located in the heart of Texas Hill Country. We loved this park! The park is situated along the banks of the Guadalupe River, which provides visitors with ample opportunities for water-related activities. Whether you’re looking to go swimming, tubing, or kayaking, there’s no shortage of things to do on the water at Guadalupe River State Park.

One of the most popular water activities at the park is tubing. Visitors can rent tubes from local vendors and float down the river, enjoying the beautiful scenery along the way. The river’s current is gentle, making it an ideal spot for families with young children. There are several access points along the river, allowing visitors to start and end their tubing trip at different locations. Water was low during our visit making this impossible. However we did soak.

In addition to tubing, the Guadalupe River is also a great spot for swimming. The park offers several designated swimming areas, including the scenic Blue Hole, which is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. The crystal-clear water of the river is perfect for swimming on a hot Texas summer day, and the surrounding natural beauty makes it a refreshing and relaxing experience.

While setting up camp ⛺️

For those looking for more adventure on the water, the park offers kayaking and canoeing opportunities. The river’s calm current and gentle rapids make it a great spot for novice paddlers, while more experienced kayakers can navigate the river’s more challenging sections. The park offers kayak and canoe rentals for those who don’t have their own equipment, and there are several launch points throughout the park.

Beyond water activities, Guadalupe River State Park offers a variety of other outdoor experiences.

The park has over 13 miles of hiking trails that wind through the beautiful Texas Hill Country, providing visitors with opportunities to explore the park’s natural beauty and wildlife. We had rain several days and decided not to hike.

The park also offers camping and lodging options, making it a great destination for a weekend getaway.

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Why visit Guadalupe River State Park?

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The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience

Money Saving Tip

If you are visiting a Texas State Park and camping more than 5 days within a year buy the annual state pass. Texas charges a per person fee of up to $8 for everyone in the car ever day one visits. We took advantage of the pass and saved hundreds of dollars. Other discounts allow your second night camping half off ?

  • Unlimited Entry: With a Texas State Park Pass, you have unlimited entry to more than 90 state parks and historic sites in Texas. This means you can visit your favorite parks as often as you want without having to pay the daily entrance fee each time. These fees can add up quickly.
  • Savings: A Texas State Park Pass can save you money if you plan on visiting multiple state parks throughout the year. The pass pays for itself after just a few visits, and you can save even more if you take advantage of discounts on camping and other park amenities.
  • Convenience: With a Texas State Park Pass, you don’t have to worry about carrying cash or credit cards to pay the daily entrance fee. You can simply present your pass at the entrance station and be on your way to enjoying the park.
  • Supporting State Parks: By purchasing a Texas State Park Pass, you are supporting the preservation and maintenance of Texas State Parks. The funds from the pass go directly to park improvements, trail maintenance, and conservation efforts.
  • Discounts: In addition to unlimited entry to state parks, a Texas State Park Pass also provides discounts on camping, equipment rentals, and other park amenities. Pass holders can also receive discounts at some local businesses.
  • Access to Special Events: Texas State Park Pass holders can enjoy special events and programs offered exclusively to pass holders, such as guided hikes and birdwatching tours.

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Money saving tip: Buy the annual national parks pass. The National Park Pass will also allow access to all the national monuments. If you plan on being in any of the National Parks more than three times within a year then you will save money. The pass will sometimes allow discounts to camping in the National Forest ?. There’s also discounts for seniors which can be applied against camping threw out America. Other discounts apply so please read the eligibility which can save you more money. We estimate we saved over $600 in park fees. “I googled my symptoms… turned out I just need to go camping

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Traveling across the country is challenging enough to not have to worry about ones drinking water. We carry with us the Berkey water filtration system which we consider one of the best on the market.

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After 12,000 miles on the road and hundreds of miles hiking ? throughout America, our Merrells have withstood all types of terrain and although they may be dirty, the quality is outstanding and are ready for the next 12,000.

Being on the water is very therapeutic and lots of fun. Space is always our issue so the inflatable kayak was our answer. Easy to inflate but we did buy a battery ? pump to make life easy. We have kayaked the lakes of Montana, Idaho, Arkansas, Minnesota, South Carolina, Arizona and the Intex has not let us down.

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Great personal usb fans. Perfect for warm dry camping nights

Our Retro Jr offers only so much space so to expand the cooking area, Robin loves this easy to put up table from Lifetime. No issues after multiple setups and break downs.


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