Guadalupe River State Park
Things to Do
The park has 4 miles of river frontage and is located in the middle of a 9-mile stretch of the Guadalupe River. Park visitors may enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including canoeing, fishing, swimming, tubing, picnicking, hiking and camping. The park recently opened a 5.3-mile equestrian trail that is also open to mountain biking. No equestrian camping is available at the park. Opportunities also exist for less vigorous pursuits, such as bird watching and nature study.
Due to ongoing drought the park may experience water shortages limiting available potable water sources. Please make every effort to conserve water during your visit. Staff will attempt to inform visitors if the need to interrupt water service arises but interruptions could occur with little advanced warning. Please contact the Park for current river conditions, and specific information relating to water service.
The website maintained by The Friends of Guadalupe River / Honey Creek organization offers more information about this area and about volunteer opportunities at this park.
The park offers a variety of educational opportunities. Check the calendar for upcoming events or contact the park for special tours
Children's Discovery Center: Take another look at the park through the eyes of a scientist and watch another world come to life! The exhibits in the park's brand new Children’s Discovery Center invite kids to take a closer look at nature using scientific tools like magnifying glasses, microscopes and binoculars to see what they’ve been missing. Inside the Center kids can try out exhibits, explore themed discovery boxes and then check out a free backpack of tools they can use to go back into the park and see for themselves.
Tours: A two-hour guided interpretive tour of the adjacent Honey Creek State Natural Area, which emphasizes history, geology, flora and fauna, is offered Saturdays at 9 a.m.; call the park to confirm.
Ask about the Junior Ranger Explorer Packs available for free checkout at the park!
Nearby attractions include Honey Creek State Natural Area and Blanco State Park. In San Antonio, the Casa Navarro State Historic Site, and the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park which includes the Missions San Jose, San Juan, Espada, and Concepcion. You may also want to refer to nearby Lower Colordo River Authority parks.