Comal & Guadalupe Rivers

Comal River

Effective at noon on June 26th, 2020, river parks and public access points along the Comal River and Guadalupe River within the city limits of New Braunfels have been closed. Private access is still available with property owner permission.

This closure includes Prince Solms Park, Hinman Island, River Acres Park, and Cypress Bend Park.  Other city-owned riverfront property that is controlled or maintained by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department is also closed, including the Landa Park wading pool, the Garden St. Exit, the Last Public Exit, and the area under the Faust Street Bridge.

Read more details at http://nbtexas.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2636.  To contact the Parks & Recreation Department call (830) 221-4350 or reach them via email.

Comal River Rules & Regulations

  • No disposable containers - Quick Reference Chart Download
  • No glass
  • No foam containers
  • No littering
  • Life jackets are recommended for weak swimmers and children under eight
  • No volume drinking devices
  • No containers under 5 fluid oz.
  • Noise devices may not be audible beyond 50 feet
  • No jumping from bridges, dams, or trees
  • Coolers must have a locking mechanism on the lid (zipper, Velcro, latch, cord) with a maximum size of 30 quarts and 1 cooler per person
  • Vessels on the rivers may not be over 18 feet in length
  • Limit of two tubes per person
  • Round inflatable flotation devices shall not exceed five feet (5′) in diameter

Guadalupe River Rules & Regulations

  • No disposable containers - Quick Reference Chart Download
  • No glass
  • No foam containers
  • No littering
  • Life jackets are recommended for weak swimmers and children under eight - available at your River Outfitter.
  • No volume drinking devices
  • No containers under 5 fluid oz.
  • Noise devices may not be audible beyond 50 feet
  • No jumping from bridges, dams, or trees
  • Coolers must have a locking mechanism on the lid (zipper, Velcro, latch, cord) with a maximum size of 30 quarts and 1 cooler per person
  • Vessels on the rivers may not be over 18 feet in length
  • Limit of two tubes per person