An event to mark the opening of the Victoria-Riverside Park Paddling Trail on the Guadalupe River will take place Wednesday, January 23. This is the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s fifth inland paddling trail and 12th trail overall, constructed in a partnership with the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and the City of Victoria. The trail features a nice new main access ramp near the Stayton Street entrance to Riverside Park in Victoria.
The new ramp provides kayakers and canoeists both an entry ramp and a take-out ramp within the boundary of Riverside Park. Paddlers entering the Guadalupe River at the boat ramp near the park’s Rose Garden can take out at the new ramp after a 4.25-mile paddle. The department started the Texas Paddling Trails program to engage local communities in river recreation tourism in a way that encourages river conservation.
Trails are supported with maps, signs and Web pages, providing well-mapped, accessible day trips in a variety of settings and for all levels of paddling experience.