On our drive to and from our campground Mystic Quarry off FM306 here in Canyon Lake, we go right over the Guadalupe River. Sometimes we see fishermen, sometimes we see tubers, and sometimes, like the day we visited here, we see complete stillness. Making it a perfect place to just take a few deep breaths, hear the water flowing gently past you, and feel the breeze.
Here’s the view from the bridge where Val is standing in the image above. During the summer, this river is a sea of people with colorful tubes floating the day away down the Guadalupe River
I’ve never been to Costa Rica, but a friend of mine who has told me once that the rivers here in the Texas hill country were very similar to the rivers she tubed in Costa Rica.
Here’s another view of the same bridge we drive across to get to our campground on FM306 here in Canyon Lake.
Here’s the view from the small landing where you can drop your tube or kayak into the river. It gives a great perspective of what to expect when tubing. Beautiful, right?
The Maricopa Lodge is a good landmark for finding the walking entrance to the river. You can access it from both sides of the road.
And if you don’t have a tube, or don’t feel like walking, there a plenty of outfitters who will shuttle you and from the Guadalupe River.
I’m sad we’re here in Canyon Lake during the “off-season” because tubing is one of my favorite Texas summer activities and we’ll be leaving right before it starts to get warm enough to hop in the water. And the hill country weather has been unseasonably chilly this year. But I promise if the temperature goes up and I can get a float in before the end of Apil when we leave, I will be the first one to jump into the water. And I suggest you do too!