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Explore New Braunfels Beautiful Hill Country Rivers

Explore New Braunfels Beautiful Hill Country Rivers

February 11, 2019

The city of New Braunfels is home to two beautiful Hill Country rivers, the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers, that have a long and rich history in the community as both a source of family entertainment and recreation as well as an important natural resource.   These two central Texas rivers are unique in their make‑up and afford various types of water recreation for visitors to enjoy. Residents of New Braunfels, TX’ new master‑planned community, Veramendi, enjoy proximity to both rivers with the back portion of the 2300‑acre neighborhood actually bordering the Guadalupe River.  Protected by the city of New Braunfels, both are rivers are treasured resources and extremely important to the city’s economy and continued growth.  Learn more about the history of the rivers and all the fun things to do on and along the New Braunfels rivers.

About The Comal River 

Originally called the Little Guadalupe by Spanish explorers, the Comal River begins in beautiful Landa Park located just 3.5 miles from Veramendi.  It is the shortest navigable river in the state of Texas and is a tributary of New Braunfels other much longer river, the Guadalupe.  With mild currents, clear waters and a constant temperature of 72 degrees Fahrenheit year‑round, it is little wonder that Schlitterbahn chose to build its 16‑acre water park chose along the banks of this beautiful Texas river.  Take a look at a Comal River map to see where the best spots are along this beautiful river.

About The Guadalupe River

The Guadalupe River is one of the earliest rivers explored by the Spanish and has been home to humans for thousands of years. Today the river is separated by several dams and has both an upper and lower section with the headwaters of the Upper Guadalupe beginning in Kerr County, near Kerrville. The Lower Guadalupe begins at the outlet of Canyon Lake and runs all the way to San Antonio Bay on the Gulf of Mexico. The section of the river between Canyon Dam and New Braunfels is a popular destination for a water recreation, including rafting, kayaking, tubing, and canoeing. The flow of the river in this area is set by Canyon Dam and conditions can change rapidly with severely heavy rain, which has been the cause of several instances of the Guadalupe River flooding throughout history. View a Guadalupe River map to learn more about the places this river winds through.

Things to do on The New Braunfels Rivers

Spending time on the river is a time‑honored tradition in the Texas Hill Country and there are endless options for fun water recreation. Love to just float along and enjoy a warm sunny day on the water? You’ll find dozens of outfitters in and around New Braunfels that offer Guadalupe River tubing or rafting and Comal River tubing or rafting.  If you’re looking for a more relaxed pace, the Comal is the slower moving of the two, but if you want more excitement and rapids, the Guadalupe has tube chutes and more fast‑moving water with some rapids.  Also, during certain times of the year you can contact one of the local outfitters to experience white water rafting or kayaking Guadalupe River. Schlitterbahn has every water ride imaginable for thrill seekers and those that just want to stay cool on a hot summer day.  To avoid the crowds, it’s best to visit Schlitterbahn during the middle of the week and avoid weekends and holidays if you can.  Anglers love fishing Guadalupe River and the Comal River in the quieter places along the river like at Guadalupe River State Park and Landa Park.

Places to Stay on The Comal or Guadalupe River

The rivers offer the perfect respite from the hustle of everyday life, a place where you and your family can relax and truly spend some quality time. Taking a getaway to a Comal River cabins or Guadalupe River cabins and cottages for a few days or even a week or two is a great way to fully experience these spectacular rivers.  If you prefer to be closer to the fun of Schlitterbahn the Resort offers several lodging options, including suites, condos, cabins and more.  Or if rustic is more your style, camping Guadalupe River State Park offers a quiet and relaxing way to spend time enjoying the clear cool waters of the Guadalupe.  You can even try camping in downtown New Braunfels within the quiet confines of Landa Park’s campground.  The options are truly endless for finding the perfect river getaway for your family minutes from Veramendi.

Live, Work, Learn, And Play In a New Veramendi Home

There is something special about spending a day on the river and when you call Veramendi home, you have your choice of two of Texas’ most beautiful rivers, the Comal and the Guadalupe. Featuring an outstanding location minutes from endless water recreation, downtown New Braunfels, and high‑quality homes constructed with you in mind every step of the way, Veramendi is the ideal community to enjoy the best of Texas Hill Country living.  Contact us today to schedule a tour and find the ideal builder for your new Veramendi home!



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