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Difficulty II at this flow (II+ normally)
Length 0 Miles
Gauge Trinity Rv at Dallas, TX
Flow Range 400 - 3000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 504 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 01/22/2011 9:17 pm

River Description

A pair of man-made features were added to the river in 2010 as part of a major river/parkland project.

Read more about it here:

The following video (courtesy YouTube) shows construction (Dec.2010) and some paddling (Jan.2011) at this location:

Rapid Descriptions


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9 years ago

I paddled the park last week and it was not bad, the level was about 485 cfs and the top wave was pretty mellow, and nice and wide. the lower wave was pretty small. The standing wave technically isn't open yet, but I paddled from upstream just a little bit and there's nothing saying that you can't paddle it, just that you shouldn't. I'm not sure that I would paddle it again though, I know people talk alot about the water quality of the trinity and I've paddled my fair shair of flooded creeks around DFW but I don't think I've ever smelled anything as awful as the water I was paddling in. Hopefully they'll finish construction and fix the bypass by the time the fall rains get here.

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9 years ago

I went down to the park to try and play, but it seems like the paddling area might be closed? all the roads I found were closed, anybody know if this is open yet?

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David Morring
9 years ago

At 400 cfs, the top wave is still quite fun and definitely playable. The second wave is better at 1100 cfs and above. Also, directions show entry from river left off Riverfront, but the actual park entrance will be on river right just north of the DART station on 8th Street.

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Directions Description

This is a park-and-play, so 'shuttle' is on foot (from the parking area to the river and vice-versa) so ignore the directions below. However, use the text-entry box to input your home or other starting location to get drive time, distance, and directions to this location.

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County to Vote to Extend Closure on Guadalupe Tonight (TX)

Jason Robertson

The Comal County Commissioner's Court is taking measures that will restrict access to the Guadalupe River indefinitely. AW's primary objective on the Guadalupe is to restore access as soon as possible and to make sure that boater access does not impede on-going rescue and recovery efforts.



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1199174 01/22/11 Rob Initial add.