Camping at Guadalupe River State Park
Guadalupe River State Park is a scenic area in the state of Texas that offers a variety of outdoor activities focused around the Guadalupe River. The park is known for its river recreation, picnicking, hiking, bird watching, and camping opportunities.
The park is located in the Texas Hill Country, about 30 miles north of downtown San Antonio and offers a mix of scenic beauty and recreational activities. The physical address is: 3350 Park Road 31, Spring Branch, TX 78070.
- Developed Campsites: The park has campsites with water and electric hookups, which are suitable for tents, trailers, and RVs. Each site usually contains a picnic table and a fire ring or grill.
- Primitive Campsites: For those seeking a more remote experience, the park also offers walk-in primitive campsites without water or electric hookups.
- Advance Booking: It is highly recommended to reserve your campsite in advance due to the popularity of the park. Reservations can be made up to five months in advance.
- Online Reservations: Reservations can be made online through the Texas State Parks reservation system or by calling the state park reservation line.
- Restrooms: Restrooms with showers are available for campers.
- Dump Station: There is a dump station available for RVs.
- Swimming and Tubing: The Guadalupe River is popular for swimming and tubing, especially in the warmer months.
- Fishing: Anglers enjoy fishing in the river for a variety of species.
- Canoeing and Kayaking: Canoeing and kayaking can be enjoyed on the river, and rentals may be available nearby.
- Hiking and Biking: Miles of trails are available for hiking and mountain biking.
- Wildlife Viewing: The park is a good place for bird watching and seeing other wildlife.
- Ranger Programs: Rangers often lead programs and activities, such as nature walks and educational talks.
- Fires: Observe any burn bans and always use fire rings for campfires.
- Pets: Pets are allowed but must be kept on leashes no longer than six feet and cannot enter buildings.
- Quiet Hours: Observe quiet hours typically from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
- Alcohol: Public display of consumption of alcohol is discouraged.
The park can experience hot summers and mild winters, but weather can change rapidly. Always check the weather forecast before your trip and be prepared for conditions.
- Water Safety: Use life jackets when in or near the water.
- Wildlife: Store food properly and maintain a safe distance from wildlife.
- Emergency Preparedness: Have a first-aid kit and be aware of the nearest medical facility.
For the latest information on park conditions, events, and any restrictions, always check the Texas Parks and Wildlife website or contact the park directly before your visit.