Access from Max Starcke Park West near Bowl Pavilion. This is a four mile paddling trail designed for beginning or novice paddlers, with no shuttle or portage necessary. Float time is 1-3 hours (depending on time spent on river, water level, flow rate and wind speed).
Recreational use of the Guadalupe River in Max Starcke Park is currently restricted in the designated "Restricted Safe Zone" by Court Order prompted by a spillgate failure on Lake Dunlap in fall 2019. Pole fishing from the riverbank is permitted, except near the City of Seguin Water Treatment Plant.
Recreational water activities including swimming, wading and tubing are currently prohibited in the Guadalupe River along Max Starcke Park.
Boating, jet skiing, canoeing and kayaking are only permitted in the designated “Restricted Unsafe Zone." Life jackets are required.
Pole fishing from the riverbank is permitted, except just upstream of the Saffold Dam near the City of Seguin Water Treatment Plant.
Potential danger zones throughout the six Guadalupe Valley Lakes were determined by an expert panel.
Guadalupe Valley Lakes Expert Panel Report (PDF)