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Difficulty II
Length 10 Miles
Gauge Sabinal Rv nr Sabinal, TX
Flow Range 600 - 10000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 24 minutes ago 10.5 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 07/14/2015 5:42 am

River Description

Known to have been run, per Texas Whitewater.  Difficulty rating and range of recommended flows are taken from the book.

Put-in is approximately 1340' elevation.
Take-out is approximately 1170' elevation.
Therefore total elevation change is approximately 170'.

Rapid Descriptions


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Jon koch
1 year ago

There is a high fence that cannot be portaged around once you get to the first crossing of 187 at around 4 miles. There are some nice class IIs throughout the trip but all need high water to ride in a white water boat. A couple of low bridges and rock wall pools built by land owners in the area. If water is running high a nice class II+ with three separate 4" drops about a mile or so down the river. Another nice narrow rapid exists just down stream of the triple drop rapid that runs down a trees root and then around a couple of large rocks than need to be missed and could crest holes in higher water. The river stays narrow for a while before going under a small bridge that would be very dangerous when waters are high enough to be fun. It has to be portaged. Another small bridge that allows the water to flow over it exists further past that one and the river widens up again going from deep to shallower narrow areas that would probably have a few good rapids. There are a couple more wide natural ledges that have multiple places to ride over but is in particular had a few trees down on river left that would trap and drown you at high levels if the wrong path is chosen so remember to scout. Pay attention for large rocks and exit river right at the first 187 crossing. Unless you bring heavy wire cutters you cannot go any farther. You shouldn't have any trouble with parking at the take out but the park where you out in just recently started charging $10 a person even if you're just parking a car there. Land owners are not kind and there is one rope hanging about a foot above the river at normal levels that was put up one day after my. Either and I spent the weekend at a resort upstream of the dam. You can put in up there as well and there are a few nice rapids above the dam. Somewhere around 5-6 with 3 of them being really fun. One old dam around a mile above the dam is dangerous but to river left a trees roots direct the river around the dam and this is a fun 5' slide. The rest are narrow areas between trees where the river drops a little and there is one rock dam with about a 3' drop. Not sure if the dam at the park can be run but the water is deep beneath it and I've seen people jumping from and have swam below it. It shouldn't be penciled because there are a few large rocks that are submerged deep in the pool below it but it might be doable to the right boater. It's a. Rey pretty stretch if you can catch it on a good year when springs are flowing but would best be done in a recreational boat unless water levels are well above normal.

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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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1205062 07/14/15 DRC
1192589 11/20/08 n/a n/a