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Difficulty I-II
Length 27 Miles
Gauge Medina Rv at Bandera, TX
Flow Range 250 - 10000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 54 minutes ago 120 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 07/11/2015 11:50 pm

River Description


Mostly a scenic float trip with multiple put-in/takeout options.  Numerous low-water crossings exist along the run, and Texas Whitewater implies that at least most of these are runnable at high water, but all low-water crossings are potential hazards.  Exercise extreme caution around them.  Current beta is needed regarding the location of specific rapids along this stretch.

Distances and gradient measured using GIS tools in 2015.

Rapid Descriptions

Garrison Dam

Class - N/A Mile - 0
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Access situation unknown

Coalkiln Rd (Low-Water Crossing)

Class - N/A Mile - 5.07
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Possible hazard

Elm Creek Rd (Low-Water Crossing)

Class - N/A Mile - 5.6
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Hazard at certain water levels

Patterson Ave/Flower Moffett Rd (Low-Water Crossing)

Class - N/A Mile - 7.3
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Hazard at certain water levels.  Public/access parking at river right, upstream of the crossing (Moffett Park)

Chenaults Ln (Private Low-Water Crossing)

Class - N/A Mile - 10.22
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Possible hazard

SH 16 (Three-Mile Bridge)

Class - N/A Mile - 11.15
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Limited access

Bandina Ranch Rd (Low-Water Crossing)

Class - N/A Mile - 13.92
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Possible hazard.  Limited parking along SH 16 easement at river right.

Peaceful Valley Rd (Low-Water Crossing)

Class - N/A Mile - 17.38
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Possible hazard

SH 16 Bridge (Ranger Crossing)

Class - N/A Mile - 21.2
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Public parking/access via a picnic area at river right, upstream of the bridge

FM 470 Bridge (Tarpley Crossing)

Class - N/A Mile - 21.8
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Public parking/access via a picnic area at river right, downstream of the bridge

Private Low-Water Crossing

Class - N/A Mile - 22.31
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Possible hazard

6th St/Schmidtke Rd (Low Bridge)

Class - N/A Mile - 25.26
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Likely hazard at some levels

1st St/Rugh Hill Rd (Low Bridge)

Class - N/A Mile - 26.22
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Possible hazard at certain water levels

Bandera City Park

Class - N/A Mile - 27.12
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Public access/parking at river left, upstream of the SH 173/Main St bridge

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Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
Medina Rv at Bandera, TX
AW Gauge Info
120 cfs ℹ️ 00h54m Gauge is at the takeout.
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News

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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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