Welcome to Texas… Where you wish you were a fish so you could live in the water during the month of August! Here’s a quick survival guide to staying cool in our local waterways in Boerne through the end of our hot summer months. You can find me chilling in a kayak floating down the river this weekend. How about you?
1. Traverse the Guadalupe- Take a quick drive to the east on Hwy 46 to Bergheim Campgrounds and River Outfitter. They take the stress out of the kayaking, canoeing, and tubing trip planning! You pretty much just SHOW UP and they take care of the rest. Their inventory includes single and double kayaks, as well as bottomless tubes and tubes with a bottom. Discover plenty of different routes to explore with your friends and family. Shuttle services are available!
2. A Day of Play at Boerne City Lake Park- Feel like bouncing or paddling? Both are an option at the lake. Paddleboards and kayaks are available from Kyle; owner of Hill Country Paddle Sports and all around great guy. Take note that during summer months there is a parking fee at the lake for non-Boerne residents.
3. Wade through the water at the Cibolo Creek- Hit the trail at the Cibolo Nature Center and make your way down to the water and dip your toes in the creek. Pop in the Nature Center, too, while you’re there for an educational experience and up-close view of many of the critters that call the Cibolo Creek home. Catch & release fishing is permitted and there are some pools that are deep enough for a little dip. I have many fond memories as a child turning over stones and finding crawdads and other water animals.
4. Play at Guadalupe River State Park- Visit for the day or camp out under the stars. A trip to Guadalupe River State Park isn’t complete without a splash or two in the river, so bring a swimsuit or at the very least, some river walking shoes. The park contains 4 miles of river frontage and they encourage the public to swim, fish, tube, canoe and love their river! Regular educational programs are offered. Take a gander at their website or Facebook page in advance for a list of programs.