Enjoying the natural beauty of our pristine rivers is great fun, but safety should always be your first priority. This is especially important when dealing with the unpredictable nature of natural waterways with no lifeguards on duty.

Here are some tips to help you stay safe on our rivers and lakes:

  • Check with river outfitters in high water situations. They know the rivers best and can provide up-to-date safety conditions and guidance.
  • Always look for and obey signage relating to dangerous situations in rivers and lakes – local authorities know the area and have marked areas where there are risks.
  • Children and inexperienced or weaker swimmers should wear a life vest at all times on and near the water. Most river outfitters offer them for free with tube rental.
  • When in doubt about a situation, err on the side of safety. Nature is unpredictable and a situation can become unexpectedly dangerous in a matter of seconds.
  • Obey all state and local laws and ordinances.
  • Never swim alone.
  • If you consume alcohol, please do so responsibly.
  • Use your head. Have fun. Get home safely.

Safety on any Texas waterway is your own personal responsibility. Swim at your own risk.

Thank you, and we hope you enjoy your time on our waters!