Beginning in April each year, after the upland bird hunting season has ended, sporting adventures move to the water. Explore the beautiful Guadalupe River meandering through this area, including the isolated stretch of water that borders Joshua Creek Ranch for 1 ½ miles.
The Ranch will rent you the appropriate equipment and will drop-off and pick-up your party and their gear. You can enjoy the peaceful solitude of the river’s quiet stretches as well as its exhilarating rapids all within trips ranging from two to four hours. Guadalupe River trips are limited to guests 12 years and older. For younger guests, water recreation on the Joshua Creek using kayaks and tubes is a delightful experience.
The cool, clear spring waters of Joshua Creek and the Guadalupe River are a fun way to escape Texas’ summer heat and take in some spectacularly beautiful scenery at the same time. Joshua Creek is private water within the ranch boundaries and this isolated stretch of the Guadalupe River has very light traffic. Reservations are required for all float trips. It’s best to begin a morning river float by 10 am and an afternoon float by 2 pm.
Guadalupe Float Trip Pricing
Up to 3 People
$75/ Person/ Kayak*
$65/ Person/ Kayak*
(*$100 Damage Deposit Required)
Two float trip times to choose from every day (9:00AM or 2:00PM)
Price includes kayak rental, drop-off, and pick-up
Price does not include float trip Guide
Float trip Guides available for $75/hour; must be booked in advance
All kayak float trips contingent on water and weather conditions
If equipment is damaged, deposit is not refunded
If lost or totaled: Kayak cost- $350/each
Maximum weight in kayaks is 250 lbs
Life vests required
Minimum Age Requirement 12 Years
Full Day Pricing
$120/Day for up to 6 people
$150/Day for up to 6 people
Creekside patio rentals available from 9:00AM to 6:00PM.
Price includes exclusive use of designated creekside patio, 1 folding table with 6 chairs and trash can.
Glass products are strictly prohibited and all trash must be cleaned up by guests.
Reservations are required. Patios available on a first come, first booked basis.
Must check in with office to sign waivers and pick up wrist bands for each paid guest.
Resort Day Passes
Available For Creek & Pool Access!
JCR MEMBERS: Complimentary
JCR MEMBER GUESTS: Adults $20/Day; Kids Under 18 $12/Day*
NON-MEMBERS: Adults $25/Day ; Kids Under 18 $15/Day*
*All Resort Day Visitors Must Check-In at Pro Shop to Get a Wrist Band and Parking Tag. Kids Under 18 Must be Accompanied by an Adult!
Pool & Cantina
The NEW resort-style pool venue offers Joshua Creek Ranch Members and Guests a comfortable place to refresh on a hot summer day, relax in the hot tub while stargazing the Texas Hill Country sky, or refuel at Shooters Cantina where a full-service, poolside bar and grill serves up gourmet burgers, sandwiches and other options from a casual dining menu every Thursday-Sunday during the summer. The pool is open daily from 10:00AM to 10:00PM.