RIVER RULES


New Braunfels – River Rules
Only Apply Within the City Limits
Lower Guadalupe
(below the Gruene Bridge)
and the entire Comal River

Canyon Lake, TX –
River Rules

Guadalupe River Rules
(above Gruene Bridge)
(Whitewater Sports – Canyon Lake Area)
Absolutely “No Glass” allowed on the rivers! < Same > Absolutely “No Glass” allowed on the rivers!
No Styrofoam or Foam —-  (hazardous to wildlife) < Same > No Styrofoam or Foam —-  (hazardous to wildlife)
No Littering  —————   Don’t Mess With Texas! < Same > No Littering  —————   Don’t Mess With Texas!
Life jackets are recommended for children under eight and weak or non-swimmers. < Same > Life jackets are recommended for children under eight and weak or non-swimmers
No jumping from bridges, dams, trees or cliffs. < Same > No jumping from bridges, dams, trees or cliffs
As always, State Law applies everywhere. < Same > As always, State Law applies everywhere
When the river flow on the Guadalupe River is above 1000cfs, tubing is not allowed. The only allowed recreation is rafting. Very When the river flow on the Guadalupe River (in Canyon Lake) is above 1200cfs, tubing is not allowed. The only allowed recreation is rafting.
New
Rule
By order of  the New Braunfels’ City Council:
No containers under 5 fluid ounces are permitted. (This usually refers to “Jello Shots” in 5 oz. or smaller containers. This rule was created because so many people littered the rivers with small plastic containers after shooting down their Jello Shots, causing environmental problems. Jello Shots have NOT been outlawed, only containers that are 5 ounces or smaller have been banned. You can still bring your Jello Shots in containers larger that 5 ounces.) Please Drink responsibly, thank you!
<  New Rule,
and
Very Similar >
By order of W.O.R.D., no open plastic containers of 5 fluid ounces or less are permitted on Comal County rivers (which includes the Guadalupe River). Reference to 5 oz. plastic containers usually refers to “Jello Shots” in 5 oz. or smaller plastic containers. This rule was created because so many people have littered the rivers with small plastic containers after shooting down their Jello Shots, causing environmental problems and a tough mess to clean up. Jello Shots have NOT been outlawed, only containers that are 5 ounces or smaller have been banned. You can still bring your Jello Shots in containers larger that 5 ounces. Please Drink responsibly, thank you!
New
Rule
16 Quart Coolers – The Maximum permitted cooler size is now 16 quarts, one per person. <  Different  > Okay – No Restrictions
Recommended Cooler Sizes for
WhiteWater Sports Tubes:
28 Quarts, 36 Quarts, 40 Quarts, and no larger than 48 Quarts – all these Coolers will fit nicely into an Inner Tube.
New
Rule
Coolers must have a locking mechanism on the lid (zipper, Velcro, cord or latch). <  Different  > Okay – No Restrictions

New
Rule
No volume drinking devices, like beer bongs, funnels, tubes, hoses, etc… <  Different  > Okay – but not recommended
( Invites scrutiny by Law Enforcement )

New
Rule
Noise devices (radios and other devices) may not be audible beyond 50 feet. <  Different  > Okay – No Restrictions
New
Rule
Vessels on rivers may not be over 18 feet in length. <  Different  > Okay – No Restrictions
Note: Some Outfitters have their own rules about *”Private Equipment” – call before coming out.
* When the river flow on the Guadalupe River is “ABOVE” 500cfs, it is mandatory for all children under 8 years of age to wear a life jacket. <  Different  > Not Required – but highly recommended!
* When the river flow on the Guadalupe River is above 750cfs, it is mandatory for ALL individuals to wear a life jacket. <  Different  > Not Required – but highly recommended
for all non-swimmers!
New Braunfels – Within City Limits
Comal River Rules – (Comal River Only)
<  —-  > N/A
* All the above Rules apply to the Comal River, plus the all the following Rules: <  —-  > N/A
New
Rule
Inflatable flotation devices on the Comal River must be less than 5 feet in diameter or width at the narrowest point. <  —-  > N/A
New
Rule
Limit of two tubes per person on the Comal River. <  —-  > N/A
* Canoes and kayaks may not use the Last Tubers Exit on the Comal River on weekends and holidays. <  —-  > N/A
New
Rule
No alcohol allowed in River Acres, Last Tubers Exit, Cypress Bend Park, Hinman Island, and Prince Solms Park. Look for additional signage for exit and safety information. <  —-  > N/A