Guadalupe River Tubing Information

The Guadalupe River has headwaters near Kerrville, TX where it eventually flows into Canyon Lake, then it is released; creating what most Texans know as the epicenter for summer tubing and year-round fly-fishing! Many visitors stay along River Road and enjoy the Guadalupe or "Guad" as the locals call it, from their campsite or cabin. Since the water released from Canyon Lake fluctuates it is best to contact one of our preferred River Outfitters to ensure you have a great time on the water.

Guadalupe River Rules & Information

  • Rules - Inside City Limits  

    • No disposable containers
    • No glass
    • No foam containers
    • No littering
    • Lifejackets are recommended for weak swimmers and children under eight, PFD’s will be provided to tubers/citizens free of charge w/ deposit at river outfitters
    • No volume drinking devices
    • No containers under 5 fluid oz.
    • Noise devices may not be audible beyond 50 feet
    • No jumping from bridges, dams, or trees
    • Coolers must have a locking mechanism on the lid (zipper, Velcro, latch, cord)
    • Inflatable devices cannot exceed five feet in length or width
    • Vessels on the rivers may not be over 18 feet in length
    • When the river flow is above 500cfs, it is mandatory for all children under eight years of age to wear a lifejacket
    • When the river flow is above 750cfs, it is mandatory for all individuals to wear a lifejacket
    • When the river flow is above 1000cfs, tubing is not allowed. The only allowed recreation is raft trips & kayaks
  • Rules - Outside City Limits  

    • No glass
    • No foam containers
    • No littering
    • No containers under 5 fluid oz.
    • No jumping from bridges, dams, or trees
  • Costs & Fees  

    Expect to spend $15-22 per person, including shuttle, tube rental, and fees. Most outfitters require a drivers license or credit card to hold as a rental deposit.

  • What To Bring  

    1. A Good Attitude - We get it, being in the hot sun with a crowd can cause some rudimentary behaviors to arise. Be smart, keep cool, and remember we are all here to have a good time. 

    2. Proper Footwear - the river is a naturally flowing body of water. As such you can expect to encounter rocks, silt, floating vegetation, muddy embankments, and other natural elements. 

    3. Sunscreen & Shade - Apply before you depart and while on the water. A hat helps keep you cool and out of the sun. 

    4. Hydration - Responsibly enjoying a cold friendly beverage is a great way to enjoy our waterways, just be sure to follow it up with adequate H20 and electrolytes.

    5. Water Proof Phone Case/Lanyard/Dry Sack - While the rivers are a great place to reconnect with nature, we know most everyone chooses to bring their valuables and electronics with them on the water. Please, please, take only what you will need for your river adventure. Leave the jewelry, extra keys, and wallets at home. Anything you do bring should be protected from the elements.

     

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