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Difficulty I-II
Length 45.4 Miles
Gauge Guadalupe Rv at Comfort, TX
Flow Range 400 - 10000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 33 minutes ago 197 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 07/09/2015 9:21 pm

River Description


Scenic stretch of the Upper Guadalupe, infrequently run due to its length, remoteness, and the scarcity of rapids.  Texas Whitewater mentions "numerous small rapids" on this stretch but provides no specific beta.  Satellite scouting shows a lot of flat water.  There are no campgrounds or other facilities along the run, making logistics for a multi-day trip difficult at best.

Distances and gradient measured using GIS tools in 2015.  Difficulty rating and range of recommended flows are a guess.

 

Rapid Descriptions

I-10 (Twin Bridges)

Class - N/A Mile - 0
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Public access and parking at river right under the bridges, along a dirt turnout off of the I-10 Frontage Rd.

Dam / Mill Race Structure

Class - N/A Mile - 0.39
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Known hazard at certain water levels.  This low-head dam was responsible for a kayaker death in 2004, at a river flow of approximately 700 cfs on the Comfort Gauge.

Old Railroad Bridge / River Rd

Class - N/A Mile - 4.93
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A low-water crossing on the upstream side of the bridge provides access but may also pose a hazard at low water levels.

River Bend Rd

Class - N/A Mile - 7.05
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Old low-water crossing on the downstream side of the bridge provides access but may also pose a hazard at low water levels.

Waring Welfare Rd Bridge (Waring Crossing)

Class - N/A Mile - 11.03
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Low bridge poses a hazard.

Zoeller Ln Bridge (Zoeller's Crossing)

Class - N/A Mile - 13.3
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FM 1376/Sisterdale Rd Bridge (Sisterdale Crossing)

Class - N/A Mile - 18.94
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Public access and parking via a dirt road that runs along the highway easement on the southwest (river right, upstream) side of the bridge.

Old Low-Water Crossing

Class - N/A Mile - 19.09
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FM 474 Bridge

Class - N/A Mile - 30.65
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FM 3351 Crossing (Bergheim)

Class - N/A Mile - 45.43
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Public access on the northeast (river left, downstream) side of the bridge via a dirt/gravel road that runs along the highway easement.  Paddlers can also pay to park and take out at Bergheim Campground.

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Summary of Gauge Readings

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Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
Guadalupe Rv at Comfort, TX
AW Gauge Info
197 cfs ℹ️ 00h33m Gauge is 1/2 mile upstream from the put-in, at the Front St. bridge.
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Directions Description


We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

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Date Flow Result Factor  
2004-07-11 High Fatality High Water Read More

Alerts

News

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Efforts to Reopen Guadalupe River Continue (TX)

2002-08-19 00:00:00-04
Jason Robertson

American Whitewater volunteers with the Texas Whitewater Association are continuing to fight to reopen Texas' Guadalupe River. The river was closed by Judge Scheel in July under an emergency order following record flooding. Now that the flood waters have receded, American Whitewater's volunteers are advocating for a restoration of the public's right to float.
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County to Vote to Extend Closure on Guadalupe Tonight (TX)

2002-07-11 00:00:00-04
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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