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    Many folks visit Guadalupe River State Park to swim, but the park is more than a great swimming hole. Beautiful scenery and colorful history await.

    With four miles of river frontage, the Guadalupe River takes center stage at the park. On the river, you can swim, fish, tube and canoe. While on land, you can camp, hike, ride mountain bikes or horses, picnic, geocache, and bird watch. The Park even loans fishing gear for use in the park.

    Explore 13 miles of hike and bike trails. Trails range from the 2.86-mile Painted Bunting Trail to the .26-mile Barred Owl Trail, which leads you to a scenic overlook of the river. The Bauer Unit offers less-traveled trails. Some park trails are open to horseback riders.

    Learn more about the park’s natural features at the Guadalupe River State Park Discovery Center. Take a closer look at nature using magnifying glasses, microscopes and binoculars. Explore hands-on discovery boxes and exhibits. Ask about borrowing an explorer pack!

    Need more time to explore? Camp at one of the Guadalupe River State Park campsites. This Texas State Park offers 85 water and electric campsites and nine walk-in tent sites. Forty eight of the water and electric campsites are in the Turkey Sink loop. These campsites feature a Picnic table, Tent pad, Water hookup, 50 amp hookup, Fire ring with grill and Restrooms with showers nearby. No generators are allowed and a minimum two-night stay for Friday and Saturday nights is required. Make Campsite Reservations

    The remaining thirty seven water and electric campsites are in the Cedar Sage loop. Features of these campsites include a Picnic table, Tent pad, Water hookup, 30 amp hookup, Lantern post, Fire ring with grill and Restrooms with showers nearby. No generators are allowed and a minimum two-night stay for Friday and Saturday nights is required. Make Campsite Reservations

    Nine walk-in tent sites are on a river terrace above the Guadalupe River in the Wagon Ford walk-in tent area. Water is located near the restroom walkway. You must carry all camping items in and out (up to 100 yards). Each campsite offers a Picnic table, Tent pad, Water nearby, Restrooms nearby and a Fire ring with grill. No electricity is available in the tent sites and no generators are allowed. A minimum two-night stay on Friday and Saturday nights is required. Make Campsite Reservations

    Facilities and services available at Guadalupe River State Park include: Canoeing, Dump Station, Fishing, Hot Showers, Kayaking, Picnic Sites, Playground, Rafting, Ranger Station, Restrooms, Scenic Overlook, Swimming/Recreation, Tours, Trails – Hiking, Tubing, Vending Machines and Wildlife Viewing.

    DAY USE FEE: $7 per day, per person 13 and older.

    OFFICE AND GATE INFORMATION: Gate is open from 8am to 10pm. If you will be a late arrival, you must call the park prior to 4:30pm on arrival date for late arrival instructions. HQ Office open 8am to 4:30pm daily, with later hours of operation during peak use times (Memorial Day thru Labor Day). Ice, firewood, T-shirts, and books are for sale at the park headquarters. Unpaid reservation will be cancelled at 5pm.

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    Hours: Park is open daily 8:00am-10:00pm
    Attraction Facilities:
    • Campgrounds
    • Dump Station
    • Exhibits
    • Picnic Sites
    • River
    • Showers
    • Swim Beach
    • Trails
    • Visitor Center
    Additional Facilities:

    Playground

    Attraction Activities:
    • Biking
    • Birding
    • Camping
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Picnicking
    • Ranger Programs
    • Special Events
    • Swimming
    Additional Activities:

    Tubing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting, Tours, Wildlife Viewing

  • Local Points of Interest
    Local Shopping:

    Kendalia General Store, H-E-B, Chick's Prime Meat Market, Tammy's Crafts & More, Bird Dod & Cat Fish, Embroidery by Sandy, Boondocks Arms, Choices & More, Villasenor Tire Shop

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