Guadalupe Valley Paddling Trail (TX)
Location: DeWitt County near Cuero (southeast Texas)
Waterway: Guadalupe River
Length: 13.8 miles
This stretch of the Guadalupe River is dominated by runs, with a few faster running riffles that are fun to paddle through. Paddlers are advised to use caution at the remnants of a dam located approximately 2.5 miles from the put-in at FM 766, which will need to be paddled around. Additionally, there may be snags to avoid, especially when water levels are low.
The Guadalupe River in the Cuero vicinity is subject to influence by rainfall runoff that may create temporary high flows and undesirable water quality conditions. Heavy rains and high water can create dangerous conditions.
Three access sites:
Paddlers can choose to do part or all of this trail.
- FM 766 (Hell's Gate) GPS coordinates 29° 80' 49.63" N, 97° 19' 40.42" W
- SH 72 GPS coordinates 29° 50’ 26.00” N, 97° 19' 47.27" W
- FM 236 GPS coordinates 29° 30’ 70.20” N, 97° 15' 54.00"
Length and float time for each segment are:
FM 766 to SH 72 = 6.6 miles (2-4 hours)
SH 72 to FM 236 = 7.2 mi (2-4 hours)
An emergency take-out at Hwy 183 can be found about 2.6 miles downriver from SH 72
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
Toll Free: 800-792-1112