Max Starcke Park
Max Starcke Park
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" in yellow. 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. Click to view the report detailing which parts of lakes McQueeney, Placid and Meadow are "prohibited unsafe" and "restricted unsafe.” Click here for additional information on Guadalupe Valley Lakes restricted and prohibited zones.
Texas Paddling Trail
Seguin Paddling Trail (Lake Seguin): 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).
Seguin Paddling Trail (Lake Nolte/Meadow Lake): Access at Max Starcke Park East. With two different access points, this paddling trail on the Guadalupe River offers paddlers a variety of opportunities to create their own trip from 2.6 miles up to 8.4 miles in length. This trail is perfect for beginners since no shuttle is needed.
Map of Max Starcke Park
Map of Max Starcke Park - East
Map of Max Starcke Park - East Picnic Area & Kid's Kingdom Playscape
Map of Max Starcke Park - West
Map of Max Starcke Park West Picnic Area - Bowl
Map of Max Starcke Park West Picnic Area - Triangle
Map of Max Starcke Park West Picnic Area - River Road