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Guadalupe River State Park

Guadalupe River State Park is located along the boundary of Comal and Kendall counties. It was acquired by deed from private owners in 1974 and was opened to the public in 1983. The park is bisected by the clear-flowing waters of the Guadalupe River. The park is comprised of a 1,938.7-acre segment of the Texas Hill Country noted for its ruggedness and scenic beauty.

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.

Please note that "Primitive" at this park only means unimproved with no electricity but we will have water available at the campsite. This is still car camping. I will be staying Saturday night.  Plan on bringing your own food and anything you would like to share. If anyone would like to plan a group meal or picnic, please start a discussion here. Please bring fire wood.  There might be a burn bun.  I will send out a notice a few days before the trip.

CAMPSITE FEE: $10/person covers one night, payable with your RSVP.  We are required to set up the tents on a tent pad so the number of attendees is very limited. Please reply with the size of your tent so maybe we could invite some more people.

ENTRANCE FEE: $7/person per day, payable at the park office upon arrival.

SHOWERS/TOILETS: Toilets and showers are available near by.

KID FRIENDLY: Yes.  Please review the camping with kids policy.

DOG FRIENDLY: Yes. All pets must be kept under the owner's direct control and attached to a person or fixed object at all times by a leash not to exceed six feet in length, and shall not be left unattended or constitute a nuisance. Noisy, vicious, or dangerous animals are not permitted, as determined on site by park staff. Please read our policy on camping with dogs.

BOATING: No.

RV CAMPING: No.

OTHER RULES: Glass containers and fireworks are prohibited.

DIRECTIONS: The park is located in Comal and Kendall counties 30 miles north of downtown San Antonio at the north end of Park Road 31. It may be reached by traveling west on State Highway 46, 8 miles west of the intersection of State Highway 46 and U.S. Highway 281, or by traveling eastward on State Highway 46, 13 miles east of Boerne.

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  • Jessica

    Nice campsites with lots of trees. The trees just need a few more leaves. The river was great.

    August 4, 2013

  • Dee

    Great bunch of people, as always!

    August 4, 2013

  • Dee

    Nice Park! The river was wonderful.

    August 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A beautiful park, sweet river. great trails. Incomparable Happy Campers. And a star splendored sky

    August 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Jessica for another great camping adventure....looking forward to the next one...is it here yet

      August 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Moonis and I are going to do the 9am tour of the preserve

    August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I looked at all the photos from this group's previous meetups at this park. Looks awesome. I really appreciate all those photos. So what kind of water toys, like toobs, is being brought?

    August 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm bringing a couple of kayaks and will throw in a couple of tubes as well.

      August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Down-sizing my RSVP to one adult & one 12y/o son (& Max). Will have 2x 2-person tents.

    July 30, 2013

  • Jessica

    I plan on leaving central Austin around 9:30am. If I can't "check in" before a certain time, I might just be sitting in the water. I will try to put up the Meetup signs so you can find me. Just check with the ranger when you get there.

    July 29, 2013

    • Jessica

      Yes. You might want to bring your own pots

      July 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      OK I'll make vegetable korma for dinner for all of us Saturday night

      July 29, 2013

  • Patricia

    I might be interested in coming over to spend time on the water then go back home. Is this possible ?

    July 29, 2013

    • Jessica

      Yes... definitely. Day trips are always allowed.

      1 · July 29, 2013

  • Daniel G.

    Woohoo! Can't wait. I'm freezing all of my water. It's gonna be a hot one!

    July 25, 2013

  • Dee

    I'm trying one more time this summer to make one of these trips!

    July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still camping in Michigan

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • Donna

    Great location...wish I could go! :-(

    July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Me, 2 kids, maybe wife, & 1 pup. Either 1 10x12 or 2 smaller tents.

    FYI you can pitch a tent on the driveway also which are usually long enough for 2x cars + a tent or two depending on size. This would allow for two larger tents per site.

    July 12, 2013

    • Jessica

      Thanks for that info. That's great. I did not know that.

      July 12, 2013

  • Shannon B.

    Darn! Will not be around that weekend but look forward to the next one. Have fun! Sounds like a great little trip.

    July 12, 2013

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