The Crowds are Gone but the River still Flows

Come over to the beautiful Upper Guadalupe River to enjoy the refreshing water by kayak, canoe, rafts, paddleboards or tubes.

You can even relax and set-up a BBQ on the banks. The scenery is great and the water feels good. Visit us in Spring Branch!

OFF SEASON HOURS (After Labor Day- Spring Break)

Tue-Thurs CLOSED

Friday-Sat 9-6

Sun 10-6

This is a great place to spend any hot Texas day. We offer almost a mile of spacious drive up campsites, with limited water and electric hook ups, easy water access, free hot and cold showers (up top), running water restrooms, washer/dryer, and port-a-potties throughout the entire property!  We have everything here at our camping paradise, including one of the best swimming holes around, cliffs, and all.

We are here at 8195 U.S. Hwy 281 N, on both sides of the steel bridge at the Guadalupe river. We are just a short scenic drive north of San Antonio, and a scenic southwest drive from Austin and is well worth the drive to experience the tranquility of this place!! Our part of the river harbors some of the best family-friendly waters you will find out on the Upper Guadalupe. We have a great shallow wading area by the bridge for the less confident swimmers, and deeper areas that are perfect for the little fish in the family! The current runs very light, and alot of people like to build a little wall in the rapids to sit under and have the water give them a massage.

Spend a day out in nature on a canoe, raft, tube and paddleboard or you can try out one of our brand new Jackson Riviera kayaks, they don’t come any better than this folks! This is a great way to experience nature at its best. You can get away from the house for the day at the original home of the $5 spot!

This is a guided tour. Cost is $40 per person. $25 if you have your own Kayak.  Kayaks and canoes only, no tubes on the night run.

*To save time, prior to your visit please click the link in the menu above and fill out our simple online waiver form.*


For Our Standard Trip


$35 for 1 person

$45 for 2 people
$55 for 3 people

Kayak Single – $30

Kayak Double – $60

Tube without bottom (including shuttle transportation) – $18

Tube with bottom (including shuttle transportation) – $20

Tube for Cooler (Texas Tube Cooler) – $10


Personal Equipment Shuttles

Personal Tubes and Kayaks are welcomed here with us!!

If you bring YOUR OWN canoe, kayak, raft or innertube, we will
shuttle you based on the prices below. Please call for our rental prices.

Nichol’s Landing (approximately 4 miles)

Kayaks / Canoes – $15 per person

Personal Tubes – $8 per person


Personal Equipment Shuttles to longer distances

Edge Falls (early morning departure around 8:30 a.m. depending on water flow).

$30 fee to transport with private equipment (per person)

$60 for kayak rental plus shuttle.


*Remember to please call to reserve a spot for longer distance shuttles*

All rentals include a $1 W.O.R.D. fee and all day parking.


Extra Information

Life Jacket with Rental – Free
Life Jacket without Rental – $5 per jacket
Parking with Rental – Free all day
Parking without Rental – $5 each day
Shuttle with Rental – Free
Shuttle without Rental – Starting at $8 a person per trip
Lost or Stolen Tubes – $15 per tube (cash)


Rental Deposit: Your Car Keys or credit card deposit



Day Campers
Children under 12
Over Night Campers
Children under 12

Established in the 1930s, the campground on the Upper Guadalupe River has become a local icon. We offer fishing, picnicking, swimming (day use), along with tent camping, and RV site hookups. Electric and water available and we have indoor restrooms, hot showers, and laundry room. We can accommodate large groups with 1/2 to 3/4 mile of natural river front tent camping. Come and enjoy, relax, chill out, or float the beautiful Upper Guadalupe River.


Established in 1971, Guadalupe Canoe Livery is committed to your safe and enjoyable river experience. We offer six canoe, kayak, raft or tube trips on the Upper Guadalupe River above Canyon Lake from FM 3351 to Rebecca Creek Road.

We are not under any of the New Braunfels restrictions. Enjoy floating the Beautiful Upper Guadalupe River as it twist and turns through private property and the Guadalupe River State Park. This 23-mile stretch of river has several Class I & II rapids and waterfalls.

The Upper Guadalupe River above Canyon Lake is about 15 degrees warmer than the River below, which gets its water released from the bottom of the dam. We have all brand new Jackson Riviera kayaks, Hyside rafts, and high grade Doberman tubes that come with or without a bottom. Come on a whim, or make a reservation ahead of time!


When going North on US HWY 281, we are four miles north of HWY 46. Once you cross the Guadalupe River take the first left. You will be pulling into our parking lot.