is the famous "Horseshoe Loop"
section of the
Guadalupe River next to Tube Haus,
in Canyon Lake, TX.
The Horseshoe Loop
is one of the most
popular places to float on the
Guadalupe River! It
is truly a unique, fun and awesome way to hang out, socialize, and meet
This is one of the "Put-in" points where
you can get in the
Guadalupe River and float the
near Tube Haus!
Entry is easy,
fun, and quick!
and Tube Haus specializes in Guadalupe River Tube Rides, Tube Floats, Inner
Tube Float Trips, Tube Rentals, Cooler Tubes, floating & tubing
on the Guadalupe River. Tube Haus is conveniently located at the very
beginning of the famous Horseshoe Loop!
- At Tube Haus there is "No
Can Ban" or Ban on Disposable Containers", and at Tube Haus you can bring your music
with you on
the river without being hassled by local Law Enforcement!
- At Tube Haus alcohol and open containers are legal on the river, but
glass containers are not, so bring your
beverages in cans or plastic bottles (please drink responsibly to insure
your safety and of those around you).
- There are "No
Restrictions on Cooler Size" at Tube Haus, bring any size cooler you like,
however Styrofoam and Glass are
banned on the River, so no Styrofoam Coolers or Ice Chests or and type of Styrofoam items or Glass items are allowed on the river.
"Cooler and Ice Chest Tips and Cooler Tube Tips") Click
here for a detailed description of the "2018 River Rules" in Canyon
Lake compared to New Braunfels!
How long does it take to float or
ride down the
Guadalupe River? See Guadalupe River Float Map below... The time it takes
to float or tube down the Guadalupe River
depends on which "Float Trip" you choose. Float times vary
depending on how fast the river
is flowing, measured in "cfs" (cubic feet per second). The
higher the cfs, the faster the river is flowing, thus reducing the time it
takes to float each Float trip as opposed to the lower the cfs, the longer
it takes to complete your float trip. River
Levels and flows
can change daily, so the time it takes to float the river can change
River Tubing Float Map
is the "Entry Point" to enter the Guadalupe River from
Tube Haus and is also the beginning of the "Short
Float" and the "Long Float-
(The walk to "Entry Point A"
is about 100 yards from Tube Haus)
is the "Exit Point" for the "Short Float".
Tube Haus customers floating the "Short Float" will
exit the river right before the Bridge. (Note: If you are
floating the "Short Float", do not go under or past
the Bridge, get out BEFORE the bridge and walk up the foot-path from the river to
the "Shuttle Pick Up Area" for Tube Haus.) Customers who are floating the
"Long Float" will float on past Location "B"
and continue onto Location "C"
past the 4th Crossing Bridge, all the way down to "Little
Ponderosa", as shown on the Map.
is at the Little Ponderosa Bridge and is the "Exit Point"
for all Tube Haus customers who are floating the "Long
Float Trip". Customers will exit from the river at Little
Ponderosa and take
the Shuttle back to Tube Haus.
Short Float: Points
A to B (1 mile in length - Horseshoe Loop)
Float Time: About 1 to 2 hours depending on River Levels.
Long Float - (Subject
to River Levels) (about 4 miles in length)
Float Time: About 5 to 6 hours depending on River Levels.
Note: River Levels can vary from day to day which will have a
direct impact on availability and on how long any given float trip will take to
complete. We suggest that you ask anyone on the Tube Haus staff
how much time your float trip will take to complete on the day
you are floating to get the most accurate float trip time
If you want to experience Texas River Tubing at it's finest, there is only one place to go...
Haus! Look for the BIG
Texas Flag painted on our Huge
Billboard and you'll find the best river tubing and float trips on
inner tubes in Texas! We're
located at the beginning of "The Famous Horseshoe Loop" section of the Guadalupe River,
which is a 1 mile stretch of the river shaped just like a Horseshoe! (Click
here to see an
Aerial View of the "Horseshoe Loop" and then hover your
mouse over the river.) As you look at the
Aerial Map of the Horseshoe Loop, you'll see a Bridge at each end of the
Horseshoe. If you hover your mouse over each Bridge, you'll see an
"info tag" pop up. The Bridge on the left side the
"Entry Point" is where you will begin your Float Trip. The
Bridge on the right side of the Horseshoe is the "Exit Point"
for our "Short Float", if you continue floating past that
Bridge, you will float another 1 1/2 miles to the "4th Crossing
Bridge" and "Take Out Point", which marks the end of our
"Long Float". Floating down the Guadalupe River on inner tubes is fast becoming one of the most
popular and fun ways to stay cool under the hot Texas sun all summer long!
for your discount "Guadalupe River Tubing Coupon"!
There are 3 resorts close to Tube Haus that offer Cabins
and Rooms, all come highly recommended! You can check them
out by clicking on the links below.
Tube Haus is located at the beginning of the
famous "Horseshoe Loop" section of the Guadalupe River
which is a popular attraction and a fun social meeting destination
as seen in the photo above. Click on the following link for a Google
Map and directions to: Tube
Haus, 12454 FM 306, Canyon Lake, TX 78133
Y100 and KONO
From San Antonio, you are just a short drive away from the beautiful
and scenic waters of the Guadalupe River! Google
If you're looking for a great place
to enjoy a Float Trip on the Guadalupe River with friends, family and your
Tube Haus is
the Oasis you've been searching for. Tube Haus is "pet friendly"
(referring to dogs) and you can find out the details in our "Tubing
Checklist", see item number 16 at the bottom of the
list for information about "tubing with your dog or floating the
river with your dog" at Tube Haus, because a lot of dogs love river
tubing and being in the water! Tube Haus is only 13 miles from
New Braunfels... just a short drive to the famous Horseshoe Loop on the
Guadalupe River, where you can enjoy an awesome river float on inner
tubes, with a cooler full of your favorite beverages and snacks!
Our 3 biggest weekends of the Tube
Season are Memorial Day Weekend, 4th of July Weekend, and Labor Day
Weekend, and Tube Haus will be open daily for
"Spring Break each year (weather permitting)", from 9am to 5pm. We highly recommend that you plan ahead for all 3 Holidays,
especially if you need Lodging,
Camping or an RV site because Lodging and Campsites usually book up pretty quick
just before school lets out for the summer. Tube Season at Tube Haus
generally runs from the first week in March through the end of September
each year, however depending on the weather each year, this time frame may
be longer or shorter... good weather allows for a longer season and bad
weather shortens the Tube Season.
Haus is one of the original Tubing Outfitters and Tubing Companies that began renting inner tubes back
in 1978 on the Guadalupe River in Canyon Lake, Texas and now specializes exclusively in "Guadalupe River Tubing".
From the very beginning, Tube Haus has always been considered one of the
best tubing destinations in Texas.
Tube Haus is located near New Braunfels in Canyon Lake, Texas, (on
the famous "Horseshoe Loop"), which has been
deemed the "Water Recreation Capital of Texas" by the
Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce. Tube rental fees cover all day tubing, parking and your return shuttle
from our Long float... choose between our Long float or our Short float,
or do both if you arrive early enough (our Short float does not require a shuttle, only our Long float requires
a shuttle). Float
times vary daily based on River
Levels, River Conditions, and Release Rates that may change daily from the
Canyon Lake Dam, please check with our rental desk for daily Float times (830-964-3011).
Guadalupe River Tubing is one of the most enjoyable River Sports on Tubes!
We accept Cash, M/C, Visa & Discover.
See our "Tube
Rates & Tubing Prices" for Inner Tube Rentals, Cooler Tubes,
Tubes with Bottoms, Tubes without Bottoms, Cooler Rentals and a complete list of prices and don't forget
about our "Tubing
Coupon" for a discount on your tube rentals!
In 2007, 2010,
2011, & 2012, the
New Braunfels City Council passed new River Rules, River Laws, Ordinances and
Restrictions for anyone participating in River Tubing, Rafting or any
other water activities within the City Limits of New Braunfels on
the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers. These New River Rules, Floating &
Tubing Laws, Regulations and
River Restrictions stirred up the whole River Tubing community all over
Texas and beyond! People were extremely upset and law suits were filed by
local Outfitters in protest, which are still ongoing. A few of the biggest
questions we get at The Tube Haus in our emails is... "What are the
New River Rules and will they affect me when I go Tubing on the Guadalupe
River in Canyon Lake?" Is there a "Can Ban" in Canyon Lake?
Are there any Cooler Restrictions in Canyon Lake? The simple answer is NO! The
New River Rules passed by the New Braunfels City Council only apply to
water activities "within the City Limits of New Braunfels" and do not apply
to the upper Guadalupe River in Canyon Lake, which is outside the City
Limits of New Braunfels. The Tube Haus is located outside the
City Limits of New Braunfels and thus you do not have to worry about any
of New Braunfels' River Rules and/or Restrictions. Drinking is legal on
the river and more specifically, it's legal to drink alcohol on the
Guadalupe River in Canyon Lake. Tube Haus has posted a Chart on
our Website where you can compare the New Braunfels' River Rules with the
Texas State River Rules to see the differences. Basically nothing has
changed as far as Rules are concerned on the Guadalupe River in Canyon Lake except
for one New Rule
pertaining to "plastic containers" mainly used for Jello Shots... check out it out
here, the latest, most up-to-date River Rules: 2018
and Comal River Rules. P.S. Alcohol has not been banned
from the Guadalupe River... please drink responsibly.
In regards to Cooler
Restrictions, there are NO Cooler Restrictions or Ice Chest restrictions in Canyon Lake... bring
any size Cooler or Ice Chest you like and as many Coolers as you need! Note:
There is a strict law which is heavily enforced for all rivers in Texas
that forbids any kind of Styrofoam on the river, so please do not bring
any "Styrofoam Coolers or products" with you on the river or you
may be fined up to $500. Glass is also illegal on the river, so bring
beverages and snacks in cans, plastic, or paper containers.
and Ice Chest Tips for Guadalupe River
Tubing: A common question we get is: "Can you bring your
own cooler or ice chest to float on the Guadalupe River near Canyon
Lake." The answer is "Yes!!!". The best Coolers and Ice Chests for River Tubing range in
size from a 28 Quart capacity up to a 50 Quart capacity and fit into a
commercial truck inner tube nicely. In our
experience, Coolers and Ice Chests larger than 50 Quarts become very heavy and difficult
to handle, so unless you have 2 strong individuals to handle your Cooler
or Ice Chest,
it's better to use a 50 Quart Cooler or smaller for easier handling and
for a more enjoyable day of
Guadalupe River Tubing! Also, Coolers and Ice Chests larger than 50 Quarts may not fit
into an inner tube because they're too big or have an odd size that
prevents it from fitting into an inner tube. Another thing to consider when
deciding what size cooler or ice chest to use and how many coolers to use, is which
Float Trip you plan on taking or floating. You will not need as many beverages and/or
snacks on our Short Float (a 1 mile float) as you would need on our Long
Float (a 2 1/2 mile float). The most popular brands of Coolers and Ice
Chests are Coleman, Igloo, Yeti, Stanley, Rubbermaid, Ozark Trail,
Grizzly, and Pelican (Note: This is not a complete list)
To set up the perfect "Cooler Tube",
start with a commercial 18 wheeler truck inner tube, (size:
10:00R20) which is the perfect size tube for river tubing and for coolers
or ice chests,
add a hard plastic bottom to the inner tube with 8 pieces of very
strong "Baler Twine" to attach the plastic bottom to the
tube, (make sure the tube's valve stem is pointing down
towards the plastic bottom so it doesn't present a poking hazard),
tie a mesh bag (onion sack) to the valve stem for your empties and
trash, fold the bag and tuck it in between the tube
and plastic bottom until you are ready to use it on the river
(you gotta keep the river clean, Don't Mess With Texas!), slip 3
extra pieces of Baler Twine (about 2' long each) under one
of the bottom support strings to tie down your cooler to your
tube when you get down to the river, that way you won't lose your
cooler in case your cooler tube flips over during your
float trip (first photo on the left) As you can see in the
middle photo above, the 40 quart Coleman or Igloo Cooler / Ice Chest
fits nicely inside the inner tube, but you should carry your
"tube" and "cooler" separately down to the
river as they are easier to carry separately. Think about it, your
cooler is full of ice and beverages and maybe some snacks, causing
it to be
quite heavy, so that's the reason we selected a cooler with
wheels, so you can roll it right down to the river instead of
carrying a heavy, fully loaded cooler or ice chest. Likewise, the
inner tube is easier to carry by itself, so when you get down
to the edge of the river, place your inner tube on the ground, then
place your cooler inside the tube so it is sitting on the
plastic bottom, pull out the extra 3 pieces of 2' Baler Twine and
tie your cooler to the inner tube in a manner that securely attaches
both together, but still allows you to open your cooler
lid while tubing so you can access the contents of your
cooler at anytime for your enjoyment while floating! Some people
prefer to tie their cooler tube to the tube they are floating in
they don't become separated from their cooler tube when they
float through the rapids, however in a very large group, it may be
better not to tie the cooler tube to anyone individual
tube, but to be able to pass the cooler tube around to the entire
group when sharing one cooler with many people. Keep in mind, if
your cooler is not tied to your tube, then someone
needs to hang onto the cooler tube when you go through the
rapids so you don't become separated from your cooler tube and have
to chase after it. The 3rd photo above shows the
cooler with the lid open, sitting inside the inner tube
and how easy it is to open the cooler and access your beverages and
snacks. If you have a large group, you may want to increase
the size of your cooler(s) up to 50 quarts, (we like the 48
quart Coleman and Igloo Coolers or Ice Chests better than a 50 quart
because they seem to fit better in the inner tubes).
If you have a small group, you can take a 28 quart cooler or ice
chest, also the length of your float trip may influence your choice
of what size cooler to use, short floats only need small coolers,
while long floats need larger coolers since you'll be on the river
longer and be in the hot sun longer. Have a great time tubing down
the Guadalupe River! Cheers! Tube Haus
and wallah, they're here! To be clear, Tube Haus is near New Braunfels (10
minutes), Tube Haus is near San Antonio (55 minutes), Tube Haus is near
Austin (55 minutes) and Tube Haus is in Houston's backyard, (Map) just
3 hours and 18 minutes drive down Hwy 10 and TX-46 to Canyon Lake, TX.,
where the refreshing Guadalupe River is waiting for you and your friends
to have an awesome day of floatin' down the river on inner tubes, kickin'
back and sipping on your favorite beverage... Guadalupe
River Tubing near Houston, Texas!The
Guadalupe River is one of the main rivers to float and tube near Houston.
Tube Haus will be open daily for the "4th of July Weekend 2018"
as well as the "Labor Day Weekend 2018" from 9am to
7pm! Tube Haus, one of the best and cheapest places to go for Spring Break,
Memorial Day Weekend, Forth of July Weekend, and Labor Day Weekend on the planet!
Average Drive Times to Tube Haus from Various Cities in Texas: (Estimated Drive
Times are based on "non-rush hour and non-holiday periods".
Drive times will vary based on your starting point, number of pit stops, traffic, weather, road
construction, accidents, detours, and other unknown factors.) Click here
Directions & Maps to Tube Haus"
- From Abilene, TX., approximately
4 hours & 15 minutes ( ~ 241 Miles)
- From Austin,
TX., approximately 45 to 50 minutes ( ~ 54 Miles)
- From Amarillo, TX., approximately
9 hours ( ~ 515 Miles)
- From Beaumont, TX., approximately
4 hours & 30 minutes ( ~ 270 Miles)
- From Brownsville,
TX., approximately 5 hours & 15 minutes ( ~ 320 Miles)
- From Bryan., TX., approximately 3 hours
& 10 minutes ( ~ 143 Miles)
- From College Station,
TX., approximately 3 hours ( ~ 146 Miles)
- From Corpus
Christi, TX., approximately 3 hours ( ~ 186 Miles)
- From Dallas, TX,
approximately 4 hours ( ~ 251 Miles)
- From Fort Worth, TX, approximately 4
hours ( ~ 242 Miles)
- From El Paso, TX., approximately 9 hours
( ~ 560 Miles)
- From Fort Hood, TX., approximately 2 hours
& 15 minutes ( ~ 124 Miles)
- From Gruene, TX., approximately 10
minutes ( ~ 11 Miles)
- From Houston, TX., approximately 3 hours
& 18 minutes ( ~ 187 Miles)
- From Guerra, TX., (Population 8 people),
approximately 4 hours ( ~ 235 Miles)
- From Laredo, TX., approximately 3 hours & 10 minutes
( ~ 204 Miles)
- From Lubbock, TX., approximately
7 hours ( ~ 392 Miles)
- From McAllen, TX., approximately
5 hours ( ~ 282 Miles)
- From New Braunfels, TX., approximately 15
minutes ( ~ 13 Miles)
- From San Antonio, TX., approximately 45 to 50
minutes ( ~ 48 Miles)
- From San Marcos, TX., approximately 25 minutes
( ~ 21 Miles)
- From Waco, TX., approximately 2 hours & 30
minutes ( ~ 158 Miles)
- From Wichita Falls,
TX., approximately 6 hours ( ~ 313 Miles)
If you don't
see your city or town listed in the Drive Time Table above, or if you are driving from out of state, this
little widget estimates the distance from the location of your computer to
Tube Haus based on the location of your IP Address. Note: The
distance you'll see is a straight line to the Tube Haus, it does not
indicate actual road mileage. To figure actual road mileage, use Google
Maps. Next, click on "Get Directions" and enter
your address in the "B" entry slot. Google will map your
route for you with your total mileage.
Facts About the Guadalupe
How long is the Guadalupe
River? The length of Guadalupe River
(proper) is approximately 230 miles,
however if you include the distance of the 2 originating forks (or
branches) in western Kerr County feeding the Guadalupe River, it would be approximately
250 miles in length. The Guadalupe River "proper" is the point
where the 2 originating forks join and where the 230 mile length begins.
The Guadalupe River is one of the
most popular rivers in Texas for recreational water activities,
tubing, swimming, snorkeling, trout fishing, bass fishing, kayaking,
canoeing, and rafting. The Guadalupe River headwaters begin
north of Kerrville, TX and continue down past Victoria, TX to San Antonio
Bay into the Gulf of Mexico. As the Guadalupe River twists and turns and
winds its way through the Texas Hill Country on its way down to the Gulf
of Mexico, by far the most visited and popular section of the Guadalupe
River for water recreation and river tubing is the famous "Horseshoe
Loop", which is a 1 mile stretch of the Guadalupe River
shaped just like a giant Horseshoe and is located just below the Canyon
Lake Dam and Reservoir, in Canyon Lake, TX. Considered the most significant reservoir on the Guadalupe River, the Canyon Lake Dam &
Reservoir began construction in 1959 by the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers and was completed in 1964. The Guadalupe River is extremely beautiful and scenic, and provides
water flow for recreational, domestic and agricultural uses throughout its entire length,
from Kerrville all the way down to the
Gulf of Mexico. The "GBRA"
(Guadalupe Blanco River Authority) is the local agency (in Seguin,
TX) that manages Guadalupe River Flows and Release Rates from the
Canyon Lake Dam when Canyon Lake levels are at or below 909 feet Above
Mean Sea Level (AMSL). When Canyon Lake levels are above 909 feet (AMSL),
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers takes over the management of Guadalupe
Release Rates and River Flows as a "Flood Management Agency". In
2002, a massive flood event took place, breaching the Canyon Lake Spillway
with such a powerful and destructive force, that it carved a huge
"Gorge" just below the Canyon Lake Spillway, uncovering and exposing
some incredible archeological finds and geological formations, prompting
the creation of the Canyon Lake "Gorge
Preservation Society" (GPS), who offer "guided tours"
of the newly formed astoundingly beautiful Gorge!
Back in the mid to late 1960's, it was determined
by the TPWD
(Texas Parks and Wildlife Department) that the cold water
discharges / releases from the Canyon Lake Dam were consistently cold
enough to support Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout year round, which led to
stocking program of Trout for a 10 mile stretch of the Guadalupe River
just below Canyon Lake Dam (including Fishing Access Points), continuing down "River Road" to the
"2nd Crossing and Camp Huaco Springs. GRTU (Guadalupe
River Trout Unlimited) is a non-profit organization that was formed to
protect, preserve and improve river conditions for "trout
habitats" for fishermen, young and old, for generations to come. GRTU
has had a major impact on Guadalupe River Release rates to help protect
and preserve the trout during low water and drought years on the Guadalupe
River. For more information on River Levels, River Flow Rates, River
Conditions, Release Rates, Canyon Lake Levels, Daily River Updates, click:
River Conditions - Canyon Lake, TX
Spring Break at Tube
Haus! - Tube Haus has been described as a "Top Choice" of
"places to go" and "things to do" for Spring Break in
Central Texas", also as "One of the Best Low
Cost / Cheapest Spring Break Destinations in Texas", and
finally, as "One of the Most Popular Places to go in Texas for
a Spring Break Destination"
by college students in Texas because... Tube Haus is uniquely located in
the scenic and beautiful Texas Hill Country in close proximity to Austin, San Antonio and right next door to New
Braunfels & Gruene, TX for some of the best night life in the entire
USA! All 4 cities
offer excellent night life and social activities in the way of great bars,
dancing, live bands, music, entertainment and restaurants. In Austin,
6th Street and other
adjoining streets are blocked off strictly
for pedestrian traffic walking to and from bars and restaurants, just like a
"Block Party" in the French Quarters of New Orleans.
Austin's Music Scene is 2nd to none and features some of the best live
bands anywhere in the world! Just 55 minutes south of Austin in San Antonio, you have the famous
San Antonio River Walk,
packed with bars and restaurants lining the banks of the picturesque San
Antonio River. In New Braunfels, there are 2 areas offering great night
life, bars, restaurants, music and entertainment... downtown New
Braunfels, right smack in the City Square / Roundabout and adjoining
streets, and the 2nd area is in nearby town of Gruene,
Texas, which includes Gruene Hall, the oldest Dance Hall in Texas! Most
Breakers" come out to Tube Haus for their "Day Time Activity" and
have a blast floating down the Guadalupe River on inner tubes with coolers filled with
their favorite beverages and snacks (Alcohol is legal on the Guadalupe
River). A very common question is: "Can you drink alcohol on the Guadalupe
river? YES it is legal to drink alcohol on the Guadalupe River!!! After a day of tubing down the Guadalupe River, "Spring Breakers"
head back to their hotels, hit a shower and then head to their evening destinations
for dinner, dancing, music, and entertainment to round out their
adventure filled day! Tube Haus will be open daily (7 Days a Week),
starting on Saturday, March 10th, 2018 for Spring Break. Our Hours of
Operation will be from 9am to 6pm throughout Spring Break, which
usually runs through the first or second week of April...
immediately after Spring Break, Tube Haus will switch over to Summer
Operating Hours, which we will post right here on our homepage! See
Ya When You Git Here! Cheers! Open
daily for Spring Break beginning on March 10th, 2018. (Weather Permitting). Tube
Haus will be open the entire "2018 Memorial Day Weekend",
Memorial Day from 9am to 7pm daily!
Haus will be open on "Independence Day"
and the entire
4th of July Weekend 2018, 9am to 7pm daily!
As always, please help keep our
Lakes and Rivers clean for everyone's enjoyment, please "Don't
Mess With Texas"! Stash your Trash!
- Tube Haus |
FM 306 |
Canyon Lake, TX 78133 |
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