Come and cool off in 4 miles of riverside estate primo for swimming, camping and enjoying time with the family.
Located just 30 miles from San Antonio and only 1.5 hours south of Austin, Guadalupe River State Park tends to be geared more towards folks with young children, although people of all ages can definitely enjoy the beautiful scenery. Those wishing to escape the crowds should come during the week and later in the day. And those with children will love to be able to share the wonderment and beauty of the outdoors, while keeping everyone entertained.
There is plenty of riverbank for everyone here at Guadalupe State Park. The river is fairly shallow which makes for a relatively safe and easy-going swimming and tubing experience for ages ranging from 1-92. Tubes can be rented from commercial companies in the area. Know that this is a ‘wild’ river and does not loop around, so don’t expect to float back to the beach.
Mountain Biking/Hiking/Horseback Riding
The 5.3 mile loop is multiuse, meaning that hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders all share the path. For the bikers, this is not a trail for beginners, not because of strenuous elevations, but mainly because of trail conditions. This trail is extremely rocky. Hikers should be sure to bring a lot of water because this trail is mainly in un-shaded prairie. This is an easy trail for the hiker who wants to leisurely take in the landscape. Equestrian riders can enjoy this path as well, but know that it is a day trail only as overnight accommodations for horses are not available.
All campsites, whether RV or tent, have a picnic table, fire ring and restrooms nearby. There is a no alcohol policy at this park, so leave the brews at home. Dogs are allowed in Guadalupe State Park, but are not permitted in the swimming areas or in any state building.
Peak Seasons: March – November