River Operations

Comal and Guadalupe Rivers

New Braunfels has two beautiful rivers, perfect for water recreational activities and cultivating appreciation of our natural resources. The Comal River is spring fed and offers a consistent float experience with limited rapids. The Guadalupe River is fed by releases from Canyon Lake which can vary, and offers a more rugged experience. Choose your float below!

  1. Amy Niles

    River Operations Manager
    Phone: (830) 221-4628


Resident River Pass

New Braunfels Residents, who reside inside the corporate city limits, can receive the Resident River Pass at no charge to be able to avoid paying the River Management Fee. 

The Resident River Pass is good for three (3) years and will be issued at the Landa Recreation Center, Parks and Recreation Administrative Office or the Parks Operation Modular during normal business hours.

Resident River Parking

A Resident River Parking Pass is now available to City of New Braunfels Residents to park in the lots on Elizabeth Street, Hinman Island Drive and San Antonio Street at no charge. These parking lots are indicated in yellow on this map. This pass is NOT valid for the Prince Solms Parking Lot.

River Advisory Committee

This committee advises City Council in river-related matters and issues in the advancement of prudent river planning, activities, and programming; recommends capital improvement projects, and public information distribution. This committee meets the third Thursday of each month. View Current Agenda

The 2019 River Season was one of the best in recent years. Water levels were adequate and crowds were manageable. More information is available in the 2019 River Season Recap Presentation.

River Outfitter Resources

Download River Rules Signage and Creative Assets

Apply for a Shuttle Permit

Ordinance Related to Disposable Containers

Ordinance Related to River Management Fee