"Guadalupe River Camping Trips" New Braunfels by AmericanH

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Memorial Day Weekend

For 10 years on Memorial Day weekend a group of us would meet at the Guadalupe River. We would usually average 25 folks. We always stayed together at the same campsite. It always looked like a little tent city. Each year there would be a group of regulars and always some new faces. There were several groups camping where we stayed. By the end of the weekend all the different groups would merge into one huge party.

Calm Before The Storm

We would always get there a few days before the weekend so we could enjoy the solitude of the river. Because on Friday the crowds moved in. Imagine 160,000 people camping on a 16 mile stretch of river. It was like spring break at Daytona Beach. Once Friday arrived, the party stayed going on that river non-stop till Monday. There are so many tubes and rafts on the river, it is gridlocked for miles. The river of water literally changes into a river of innertubes, rafts and people.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:It's One Big Party
  • Cons:The Party Never Stops
  • In a nutshell:It's One Big Party
  • Last visit to New Braunfels: May 1999
  • Intro Updated Jan 13, 2003
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  • Jim35's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2003 at 2:55 PM

    Yeah, it is one big party. Missed it this year but will go again for sure.


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