Guadalupe River State Park (GRSP)

     


Spring Branch, Texas
Phone: (830) 438-2656

Sites: 94
Recent Rate: $20 11/2014


Latitude: 29.868139034908
Longitude: -98.4868661104508

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-river Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

20 Reviews

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Major Dad

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the Turkey Sink Campground area. The state park has large, wooded sites, each with a large recently constructed tent pad. The electric hookups have been upgraded and the sites each have 50 amp service, though the state website still doesn't reflect that. Now that there is water in it again, the river is beautiful, especially with fall colors. We camped at Guadalupe River State Park (GRSP) in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Guadalupe River State Park is a great base camp to visit Hill Country attractions, as well as San Antonio.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Ghostwriter66

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Gave it an 8 because no sewer or 50 amp, otherwise easily a 9. Very quiet park. Camped here between Christmas and New Years. Camped here in a 40 ft 5th wheeler. Half the sites are suited for this size trailer. The other half would have been pretty tight. Our site was flat as a board and level. The neighbor had to use a couple of levelers. Each site also has a good, large, new tent pad either next to or behind RV site. Roads are large to get to the sites. Sites 55-65 are deep deep. Had to be a little careful backing in to avoid some small branches that need to be cut. We were able only to extend our awning about 75% of the way due to low branches. Our camper has three large slides but still had good room on each side once we backed it in correctly. This is a 30 amp park. We only come here in the late fall, winter and early spring when we will not need both air conditioners blasting. River area is awesome - clear wide flowing river - knee deep in most parts - much deeper in others. Pulling into ranger station is a little daunting with a bigger rig, with a narrow entrance. You have to watch both sides carefully not to wipe out building or guard shack - easily doable - just be careful. Good water pressure. Both their water storage tanks here were at 95% so that probably helped a lot also. About 50% of the sites have a lot of trees between the sites - the others are kind of close. Each site has solid picnic table and fire ring. Staff was very friendly. Internet is hit and miss. We were driving around and was getting 5 bars, and then no bars. In the Turkey Loop where we were half the sites had a marginal signal and half didn't. T-Mobile and AT&T worked out here fine; both had 4G. Quiet park. Not a lot to do, which is great. They have a very good bird sanctuary and tours on Saturday. Trails are nice but more on the rustic side, maintained, but not so well. To me this is a perfect park to be close to San Antonio or to simply want some peace and quiet. We camped at Guadalupe River State Park (GRSP) in a Fifth Wheel.

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2011 Jayco

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent park. Ranger guided hiking at dusk for all ages. My young daughters really enjoyed this park even though we were there during a burn ban and severe drought. Great hiking, biking, swimming and overall activities making for a great workout. Very professional, helpful Park Rangers, office personnel, and field representatives. All sites are back ins with table, shade, and fire ring. We camped at Guadalupe River State Park (GRSP) in a Travel Trailer.

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cgaskins

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We love GRSP. This was our 3rd trip there in the last 5 years. Since we have had a little rain this spring in Texas, everything was green with lots of wildflowers and the river was flowing well. We stayed in site 69 which was a little tight for our 40 foot 5th wheel (with 4 slides). We didn't have enough room to let out our awning. Lots of birds. My wife kept track and we saw about 39 different types of birds. We took a hike with the Park Interpretive Ranger on Sunday morning and it was awesome. Will definitely return. We camped at Guadalupe River State Park (GRSP) in a Fifth Wheel.

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God Bless America

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice, typical, rustic Texas state park. This park's major attraction is swimming in the scenic river. May not be for you if not planning to swim / relax by the river daily. Hiking trails are not great for scenic appeal as compared to many other Texas state parks. Discovery center for kids is nice, but takes less than an hour to explore. One exceptional feature was owl calling at dusk by the river as suggested by a park ranger. Barred owls were prevalent and responsive to human calling. Google barred owls to learn how to do it. It is very easy and this greatly helped our enjoyment of this park as there is not too much to do here. We camped at Guadalupe River State Park (GRSP) in a Motorhome.

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Jay Rutherford

Review Count: 134
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We picked this park to stay at while visiting the San Antonio area. But, it ended up being 40 miles from there, making for long days when we went into the city. Over the weekend the park was completely full. The park is about 3 miles off Texas Route 46, on the Guadalupe River which is a lovely, shallow river bordered by bald cypress trees. The nearest city with a full array of services is Boerne. Fee shown does not include the $5 per person, per day entrance fee as we had a park pass (well worth the cost of $70 in discounts and waivers of fees). Sites were paved in the water/electric sites. Many were shaded for the very hot weather the first two days we were there. We enjoyed a relaxing stay there and would stay again. We camped at Guadalupe River State Park (GRSP) in a Motorhome.

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snabo

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $17.00
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Quiet campsite (winter kept everyone indoors) with a weekend park tour that's really great! The Guadalupe River is nearby and worth the river walk. It's convenient to San Antonio if you're looking for city life. Laundry facilities, however are scarce. Small communities nearby are quaint and worth the visit. One problem which cost us dearly (the $500 deductible on our insurance) was an electrical malfunction at our site. Our in-line tester nicely shut down the power before too much damage was done but we lost an $800 TV and required $225 repairs on our water heater. We reported the problem to the rangers, were advised to move (we did) but were disappointed to see that another camper was on the site a day later during a holiday week when repairs were likely not available. Unfortunately, the site number is not in my reservation record (it's assigned when you enter and I think it was 54) so I cannot provide accurate specifics about the problem location. I just hope they've fixed it-it was an expensive stay! We camped at Guadalupe River State Park (GRSP) in a Motorhome.

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User3054

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful state park with nice, private sites. Plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the stars. Park was full when we were here but very quiet. It is a short walk to the river which is very scenic and has lovely walking trails and a day use area with picnic sites and restroom station. We were here in late fall so we did not see any tubing on the river, just a few kayaks. Water was cold! We camped at Guadalupe River State Park (GRSP) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Steve Breen

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed this park quite a bit. The big draw, of course, is the river, which was pretty low and wouldn't support canoeing which is what we originally hoped to do. We did a few park programs (star gazing, dragon fly 101, all about bats) and the staff was just outstanding. The park interpreter was great with the kids and was an excellent communicator. The camp site was relatively level and the site layout was nicely wooded. The sites were a bit close for my tastes, but not a huge complaint. The office sells ice, which is good, as the nearest store is around 10 miles out. Nearest wal-mart is 17 miles or so, one way. Although we camped in the RV spots (pop-up camper), we checked out the tent only walk up area and thought it looked really great. Some excellent hiking down to the river from the tent sites would make this a great spot to tent camp. We'll definitely go back. We camped at Guadalupe River State Park (GRSP) in a Tent Trailer.

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2011 Jayco

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We simply camped for the day setting up trailer in Turkey Site. Great area to get away for the day and hang out with family. Lots of hiking, bicycle riding, reading, and ball sports. We are looking forward to spending a few nights here. Wide sites, picnic table on cement, and plenty of room between campers. Although river is low, there are great views of rock back drop along the river. We camped at Guadalupe River State Park (GRSP) in a Travel Trailer.

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ssfano

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an excellent park. The river is perfect for playing in. The water is safe for children. There are picnic tables near the river with barbecues if needed. The scenic view is amazing. There is a vast array of animals and birds you can spot throughout the park. There is lots of shade at your site. There is a nice little playground nearby as well. Hiking as much as you want, or leisure stroll on paved smooth roads that are awesome for bikes as well. You are accessible to many attractions nearby in New Braunfels, San Marcos and other nearby cities. Highly recommended! We camped at Guadalupe River State Park (GRSP) in a Travel Trailer.

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scjc

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Other than the occasional rude park employee very pretty clean nice park. Just remember to keep your id on you at all times if using a park pass! We camped at Guadalupe River State Park (GRSP) in a Travel Trailer.

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chowhound

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites are gravel/asphalt back ins, and most are level. Ours happened to have the front wheels off the ground to level, but others appeared to be more level than our site. The campsites are very secluded with trees all around and difficult to see your neighbors. Each site had picnic tables on a concrete slab, lantern stand, fire ring and a fairly level tent site as well. You need to bring another vehicle to haul your tubes and rafts down to the river launching area. The river picnic area fills up quickly on the weekends so get here early. During the week it's not very crowded. It takes about 40 minutes float time to leave the park, then 20 minutes to hike back and do it again. The park is also conveniently located to Fiesta Texas (about 20 minutes), Sea World (about 30 minutes), the Outlet Mall in San Marcos (about 35 minutes), and Cabela's (about 45 minutes). We hit all of them in the 6 days we were here. The main draw back to this park is the lack of individual dump facilities and 50 amp at the site, particularly for extended stays. The restroom and shower facilities were old but well maintained. We enjoyed the stay and will come back. We camped at Guadalupe River State Park (GRSP) in a Motorhome.

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happybooker1

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We just stayed here mostly so we could go to Fiesta Texas. This park is about 25 minutes from Fiesta Texas -- a short little drive really and the price is good! Partly shady or mostly shady sites, and a river to play in! River is WAY down but still flowing and clear. Burn ban still enforced, but you can have small personal grills for cooking. We would definitely stay here again! We camped at Guadalupe River State Park (GRSP) in a Tent Trailer.

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K Graham

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
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Park was very clean and the staff was courteous. Sites are large and level, with utility hookups well positioned. It is a bit of a hike to the river. I would advise driving if you're carrying ice chests, small children, etc. The park by the river is well appointed with restrooms, a playground, and numerous pick nick tables. There was a total burn ban in effect, so no fires were allowed, not even for charcoal grilling. Sad, but this part of Texas is experiencing its worst drought in 50 years. We camped at Guadalupe River State Park (GRSP) in a Fifth Wheel.

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