Water Recreation

Water Recreation

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.

* Kayaking and tubing are available April 15th through September 1st.



Guadalupe Float Trip Pricing


Up to 3 People

4+ People



$75/ Person/ Kayak* 

$65/ Person/ Kayak*

(*$100 Damage Deposit Required)


Kayak Rental

Drop Off



  • Two 3-hour float trip times to choose from every day (9:00AM or 2:00PM)
  • All kayak float trips contingent on water and weather conditions
  • Reservations required
  • 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


Creekside Patios

Patio Rental

Full Day Pricing

Additional Guests




$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.
  • BBQ grills available on request at no additional charge.
  • Glass products are strictly prohibited and all trash must be cleaned up by guests.
  • Reservations are required. Patios availble on a first come, first booked basis.
  • Must check in with office to sign waivers and pick up wrist bands for each paid guest.