Guadalupe River State Park – Spring Branch, Texas

By , August 29, 2009 9:32 pm

Trip Date: October 10, 2008

Length of Stay: 3 nights

Rating: 4 of 5

Web Site: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/guadalupe_river/

We spent three nights at Guadalupe River State Park which is just north of San Antonio, Texas off of US Highway 281.  The park is comprised of about 1900 acres with about 4 miles of river frontage on the Guadalupe River.  There are about 80 RV camp sites in the park and all of them are easy to access but are back-in only.

We camped in camp site # 67 in the “Turkey Sink” area.  None of the camp site are right on the river as the majority of the park is up on the bluffs above the river.   It was about a 1/2 mile hike from our camp site down to the river.  We usually drove down to the main river recreation area which as plenty of parking, bathrooms, and easy river access.

The camp ground facilities were the standard Texas State Park system facilities.  The were a little dated, but in good working order and clean.  We had good water pressure at the site and no issues with the 30amp power as well.

We spent our days mostly on the river.  My daughter, Taylor, and I did a kayak trip up river then back down.  We were able to go about 1 mile up river and only had to get out about twice to pull the kayak over some rocks.

The river was nice and cool and great for cooling off.  The weather was still very hot even though it was in October so the river felt very nice.   There are a fair number of hiking trails that we enjoyed as well.

Our last night at the camp ground, we had a few armadillos visit us.   They were quite curious and we fed them some smores. <Grin>

Even though the camp ground as full it did not feel crowded at all.  All of the sites are very well isolated from each other so you have a fair bit of privacy.   We definitely enjoyed our stay and will be returning.

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