Guadalupe State Park: The Scenic State Park in Texas You Must Visit!

Guadalupe State Park: The Scenic State Park in Texas You Must Visit!
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Tripboba.com - Planning to spend your vacation time in Texas? Make sure you stop by Guadalupe State Park! This state park is located on a section of the Guadalupe River in Kendall and Comal Counties, northwest of Bulverde, Texas, United States. It’s just a short drive from San Antonio and Austin.

You will love this state park especially if you’re a nature enthusiast – this state park offers many activities such as canoeing, hiking, camping, fishing, and horseback riding. There is also a 4-miles scenic river crossing the state park – which is the highlight of the state park itself. 

Guadalupe River State Park

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Many people come to Guadalupe State Park to swim in the river, but there is so much more you can explore and find out about Guadalupe State Park. The beautiful scenery and colorful spots of the park are waiting for you, not to mention the giant rocks that add to the beauty of the park! Don’t forget to bring your camera to this park (or not, if you want to fully experience exploring the park)

Scroll down to get more information about Guadalupe State Park, including the camping, cabins, and fishing compiled by Tripboba only for you!

Guadalupe River State Park Camping

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In Guadalupe State Park, there are 94 campsites available to be booked. Amongst those 94 campsites, 77 are electric campsites, 7 are campsites with full hook-ups, and 9 are campsites with water. You can book according to your preference. 

These nicely shaded 94 campsites are located in 3 loops: Turkey Sink Loop, Cedar Sage Loop, and Wagon Ford walk-in tent area. One campsite can accommodate up to 8 people. Each campsite features a picnic table, tent pad, and a fire ring with a grill. You can also use the restrooms with showers nearby the campground. 

For campsites with a 50-amp hookup, the nightly rate starts from USD 24. For 30-amp campsites, the rate starts from USD 20 while for the campsites with water no electricity, the rate starts from USD 15.

Guadalupe River State Park Cabins

Guadalupe River State Park Cabins
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Unfortunately, there is no cabin available at Guadalupe River State Park, both for day-use or overnight stay. 

Guadalupe River State Park Fishing

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Aside from swimming, tubing, and canoeing, you can also do fishing in Guadalupe River State Park. In fact, it’s one of the most popular activities to do here.

Once you enter the park, you will see many people, adults and kids, enjoy fishing at the lake. If you don’t have any fishing gear, you can easily rent them in the park. 

Common fishes in this state park include smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, white bass, striped bass, bluegill, carp, and catfishes. For the fishing hot spot, find a large rock that divides the river into two channels. You will have a better fishing opportunity there.

Guadalupe River State Park Trail

Guadalupe River State Park Trail
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Guadalupe River State Park features 13 miles of hike and bike trails. The trails range from the 2.86-mile Painted Bunting Trail to the 0.3 Mile River Overlook Trail, leading you to a scenic overlook of the river.

Some of the park’s trails are open to horseback riders. However, there is no equestrian camping available so your horse can’t stay overnight here. 

While hiking the trails, you can spot some wildlife such as armadillos, deer, raccoons, and foxes. If you’re bringing your kids with you here, they will definitely love to see the animals here. 

Hotels near Guadalupe River State Park

Photo by the Official Website of Hampton Inn Bulverde Texas Hill Country

Need a place to stay the night near Guadalupe State Park? There are a few hotels you can book, but we have a recommendation in case you don’t know which hotel would be suitable for you.

Our pick goes to Hampton Inn Bulverde Texas Hill Country. This hotel is 12.4 miles away or 21 minutes of driving to the state park. It has airy, down-to-earth rooms featuring flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and minifridges, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. You can also upgrade your room to suites where you can use a pull-out sofa. 

Not only it’s close to the Guadalupe River State Park, but you can also easily access Canyon Lake which is only 16 miles away from the hotel. San Antonio International Airport is also located only 21 miles away. 


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