Guadalupe River

New Braunfels is home to not just one, but two beautiful rivers – the Guadalupe and the Comal. Texas is known for its water recreation, but nothing beats the heat like a float trip!

The Guadalupe River snakes through multiple cities, but New Braunfels is the epicenter for summer river tubing in Texas! The Guadalupe River offers scenic nature views and plenty of time to soak it all in. Looking for a shorter float? Try the Comal River!

Tubing is the most popular activity on “The Guad”, but many adventure seekers also enjoy rafting, canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Enjoy a long day exploring Landa Park, two-stepping at the oldest dance hall in Texas, and shopping. When your feet start to hurt, let the cool currents of the Guadalupe River help you unwind.

The fun doesn’t stop when the hot Texas summer is over. The Guadalupe River is also one of the nation’s hot spots for year-round fly fishing. Every winter, thousands of rainbow trout are released in locations across Texas, including right here in New Braunfels!

Many Texas Hill Country visitors stay at campsites or cabin rentals along River Road in New Braunfels. The scenic stretch of road runs alongside the water, with several river crossings between New Braunfels and Canyon Lake. This stretch is known as the Hill Country Coast and features wonderful attractions and lodging options!

Contact a New Braunfels River Outfitter for current river conditions and float times. Outfitters make floating the river easy by offering tube rentals, shuttle rides to and from your vehicle, and more convenient services.

Our rivers are open for floating 7 days a week, dependent on good tubing conditions. The water released from Canyon Lake into the Guadalupe River fluctuates depending on periodic drought conditions. River conditions, river flow, and water levels often vary.