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San Antonio River in Texas

A self-supported trip created by guest-paddler

Trip Overview

This is my second trip to the Goliad Paddling Trail on the San Antonio River. We arrived at the public river access at 8:00am. The parking was great and access was fairly easy, but steep.

We expected low bottom dragging water and slow flow since we went in the middle of a drought but were pleasantly surprised. River was flowing more than expected, and very "kayakable".

We did not see one human being in the park or at the river. What we did see was beautiful scenery, many different species of birds, and butterflies. There were wild pigs/hogs, deer. Livestock drank the water in a couple of areas.

The take out point is in the Goliad State Park. It is after you pass under the Hwy183 bridge, a small metal pier structure.

I would recommend this 6.6 mile trip to anyone in search of peace and quiet. The trip took approx. 4 hours, with very little paddling.


There was a parking fee at the take out point in the Goliad State Park, a mere $3.00.


Access point:

2.8 miles from intersection of Hwy183 and I59, right outside of Goliad.

Trip Details

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)

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