River Activities

Enjoy all of the beauty Guadalupe River while relaxing and having fun tubing, kayaking, or rafting on the water.


Tubing The Horseshoe

  • 1 ½ to 2 hours
  • Shuttle Service to the Access Area at the beginning of the Horseshoe where you begin your tubing trip.
  • The end of the Horseshoe is a short walk to the Shanty River Center, (approx 150 yards). When finished with this leg of the trip, if you haven’t had enough tubing fun, we will take you back to the beginning, and let you go tubing again.

Tubing to The 4th Crossing

  • 3 ½ to 4 hours
  • Shuttle Service to the Access Area at the Beginning of the Horseshoe where you begin your tubing trip.
  • Shuttle Service at the Pick-up Area on the 4th Crossing Bridge.
  • Free Phone call, at the Pick-up Area for Shuttle Service.

Tubing to The Little Ponderosa

  • 5 to 6 hours
  • This Tubing Trip is not always available due to the water levels this year. But when we have ample rain, it is a great extended trip.



Tubing Trips

  • Horseshoe:$18
  • and 4th Crossing: $18
  • Little Ponderosa: $20

Rafting Trips

  • 2-Man: $70
  • 4-Man: $140
  • 6-Man: $210
  • 8-Man: $280

Kayak Trips

  • Single Person Kayaks: $35 (Two Sizes: Adult & Kiddie)
  • All Rentals include Parking, Shuttles, and Tax
  • Life Jackets provided, if needed for Tubers, at No Charge
  • Life Jackets & Paddles provided for all Rafts & Kayaks, at No Charge


All Pricing is listed at the Regular Rate. Please see our section on Special Offers, for Military, College Student, and Internet Specials for Guadalupe River Trips

Trip times may vary depending on the CFS (Cubic Feet per second) release of water. So don’t forget to check for water levels. Click on Link to CFS on side bar.

CFS Guide as follows:



4th Crossing

Lil Ponderosa

75 – 125

2 – 2 1/2 hr

5 hr

8 hr


1 1/2 hr

3 hr

5–6 hr


1 hr

2 1/2 hr

5 hr

Come tube with us, here at Shanty River Center.

Take the trip of your choice, and don’t forget your cooler, because…. while tubing the Guadalupe River, the Can Ban Does Not Apply. Happy Guadalupe River Tubing and don’t forget your cooler.