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Difficulty II+
Length 10 Miles
Gauge San Gabriel Below Georgetown
Flow Range 1600 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 18 minutes ago 2.11 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 05/04/2016 7:40 pm

River Description

At the right levels (beta from paddlers indicates that 4000 cfs is probably ideal), this stretch of the San Gabe offers some great playboating opportunities-- particularly in the last 5.75 miles (below the Berry Creek confluence.)  For more information, see Texas Whitewater.

NOTE:  Many whitewater boaters choose to put in on Berry Creek at the FM 971 bridge, since the best rapids are below the confluence.  This makes the total run 6.25 miles instead of 10.

Distances and gradient measured using GIS tools in 2015.


Rapid Descriptions

San Gabriel Park

Class - N/A Mile - 0
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Parking/access at river left.  Put in below the low-water crossing.

FM 971 Bridge (Berry Creek)

Class - N/A Mile - 0
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Alternate put-in on Berry Creek, which allows whitewater boaters to concentrate on the rapids and play spots below the confluence -- subtracts 3.75 miles from the total distance.

Parking/access is available on the SW (river right, downstream) side of the bridge.

College St. Bridge

Class - N/A Mile - 0.05
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Reference point

Railroad bridge

Class - N/A Mile - 0.57
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Reference point

Low-Head Dam

Class - N/A Mile - 0.67
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Should be runnable at center

NE Inner Loop

Class - N/A Mile - 1.41
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Parking/access available at river right

SH 130 bridges

Class - N/A Mile - 1.86
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Reference point (no access)

Berry Creek Confluence

Class - N/A Mile - 4.24
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Reference point

SH 29 Bridge

Class - N/A Mile - 7.17
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Parking/access at river left on the downstream side of the bridge

CR 100 (Low-Water Crossing)

Class - N/A Mile - 7.24
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Known to be hazardous.  At least one boater has been swept under this crossing at high water.  Portage on river left.

FM 1660 Bridge

Class - N/A Mile - 9.99
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Parking/access at river right on the downstream side of the bridge


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12 years ago

this run is a pretty good run. Lots of waves to surf on and Lots of small to medium rapids. Wad better then I thought it was. Only thing is the water is not so good. WAY better then the section below the dam. to Georgetown. We got out at Jonah and im glad we did some nice rapids the last 3miles.

Gage Descriptions

Gauge is virtual, based on the formula recommended in Texas Whitewater.

Directions Description

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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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1202106 05/10/13 Matt Muir Fixed broken link.