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Difficulty II
Length 4.75 Miles
Gauge N Fk San Gabriel Rv nr Georgetown, TX
Flow Range 250 - 5600 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 33 minutes ago 1.18 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 10/17/2018 2:49 pm

River Description

Not commonly run by whitewater boaters, due to its scarcity of rapids, but because this stretch is dependent on dam release, it may be running when nothing else is.

Distances and gradient measured using GIS tools in 2015.


Rapid Descriptions

Lake Georgetown Dam

Class - N/A Mile - 0
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Public access and parking is available on river left off of Bootys Crossing Rd.

Low-Head Dam

Class - N/A Mile - 1.16
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Presumed runnable (current beta needed)

San Gabriel River Trail (Low-Water Crossing)

Class - N/A Mile - 1.18
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Potential sieve hazard at low levels

Low-Head Dam

Class - N/A Mile - 2.13
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Runnable at medium levels far left and low levels just about anywhere, per Texas Whitewater.

Country Club Rd Bridge

Class - N/A Mile - 2.14
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Reference point

Low-Water Crossing

Class - N/A Mile - 2.16
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Low-water crossing just below Country Club Rd may create a sieve hazard at low levels.

Rivery Blvd Bridge

Class - N/A Mile - 2.86
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Reference point

I-35 bridges

Class - N/A Mile - 3.45
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Public access is available at river left on the downstream side of the bridge via a dirt turnout.  Access to the turnout is at the end of W. Morrow St., next to Duke's Steakhouse.


Class - II Mile - 3.76
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N. Austin Ave Bridge

Class - N/A Mile - 3.84
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Reference point

Confluence with S. Fork

Class - N/A Mile - 4.24
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Reference point

San Gabriel Park

Class - N/A Mile - 4.77
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Take out at river left above the dam

San Gabriel Park Dam

Class - N/A Mile - 4.8
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Presumed runnable (current beta needed)

San Gabriel Park Bridge

Class - N/A Mile - 4.83
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Low bridge poses a hazard at some levels.


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12 years ago

ok umm this part of the river is not so good. It stinks and water is BLACK. Other then that the water moves fast but not that many rapids. Few low water crossings but thats about it. Wouldnt recommend it

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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.





Matt Muir


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1205000 07/11/15 DRC
1210442 10/17/18 DRC
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1191622 11/21/08 n/a n/a
1202171 05/14/13 Matt Muir Fixed broken link.