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2016 Guadalupe and Comal River Rules / Laws
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The New River Rules created by the New Braunfels City Council, 
"DO NOT" apply in Canyon Lake, Texas...

they only apply "within" the "City Limits of New Braunfels".
(Canyon Lake is 12 miles from the City Limits of New Braunfels, so there is no chance of 
crossing into the City Limits of New Braunfels on any of Tube Haus' float trips.)
Please Note: Violation of any Rule(s) may result in Tickets, Fines and/or being Arrested.
New Braunfels has Gone "Ban Happy" and is Banning everything in sight, but not in Canyon Lake, TX!


The following chart illustrates and COMPARES the Differences in River Rules & River Laws for Canyon Lake and New Braunfels in 2016:

 

New Braunfels - River Rules 
Only Apply Within the
City Limits
Lower Guadalupe (below the Gruene Bridge)
and the entire Comal River - - River Rules

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Canyon Lake, TX  
 Guadalupe River Rules (above Gruene Bridge)
(Tube Haus - Canyon Lake Area)

 
 

http://youtu.be/iCmPMSvhdR8
Click this link for the New Braunfels Rules Video.
These rules only apply within the City Limits of New Braunfels, TX.

 

Here is a short Video of the Comal County River Rules & Safety Tips
 that apply in Canyon Lake, TX and at Tube Haus.
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Absolutely "No Glass" allowed on the rivers!

< Same >

Absolutely "No Glass" allowed on the rivers!

 
 

No Styrofoam or Foam allowed on the rivers!

< Same > No Styrofoam or Foam allowed on the rivers!  
 

No Littering Anywhere!    Don't Mess With Texas!

< Same > No Littering Anywhere!    Don't Mess With Texas!  
  Life jackets are recommended for children under eight and for weak or non-swimmers. < Same > Life jackets are recommended for children under eight and for weak or non-swimmers  
  No jumping from bridges, dams, trees or cliffs. < Same > No jumping from bridges, dams, trees or cliffs  
  As always, State Law applies everywhere. < Same > As always, State Law applies everywhere  
  When the river flow on the Guadalupe River is above 1000cfs, tubing is not allowed. The only allowed recreation is rafting.  < Same > When the river flow on the Guadalupe River (in Canyon Lake) is above 1000cfs, tubing is not allowed. The only allowed recreation is rafting.  

New
Rule

By order of  the New Braunfels' City Council:
No containers under 5 fluid ounces are permitted. (This usually refers to "Jello Shots" in 5 oz. or smaller plastic containers. This rule was created because so many people littered the rivers with small plastic containers after shooting down their Jello Shots, causing environmental problems. Jello Shots have NOT been outlawed, but all "disposable containers" have been outlawed and banned (see the next rule below this one). However, you can still bring your Jello Shots in reusable containers larger than 5 ounces, get creative and think outside the "container"!) Please Drink responsibly, thank you! 
New Rule,
and 
Very Similar
>   

By order of W.O.R.D., no open plastic containers of 5 fluid ounces or less are permitted on Comal County rivers (which includes the Guadalupe River). Reference to 5 oz. plastic containers usually refers to "Jello Shots" in 5 oz. or smaller plastic containers. This rule was created because so many people have littered the rivers with small plastic containers after shooting down their Jello Shots, causing environmental problems and a tough mess to clean up. Jello Shots have NOT been outlawed, only the plastic containers that are 5 ounces or smaller have been banned. You can still bring your Jello Shots in plastic containers larger that 5 ounces. Please Drink Responsibly, thank you! 

 
New
Rule

Update: New Braunfels Can Ban:
(
March 2015: The Courts have ruled against the City Of New Braunfels and called "The Can Ban" Unconstitutional, however the City of New Braunfels is appealing the ruling, which could take up to 2 years to be heard... time will tell who will win... stay tuned for the next update.)

For the time being, New Braunfels is not enforcing it's "Disposable Container Ordinance" also known as "The Can Ban", while it is appealing the Courts' ruling, so feel free to bring Cans, Plastic Bottles, Candy Bars, Sandwiches in baggies, etc... also the Ban on "Cooler Size or Ice Chest Size" has been ruled Unconstitutional as well, so bring any size Cooler or Ice Chest you like.

Please Don't Mess With Texas!
Don't Be A Litter Bug!
Please Help Keep Our Lakes and Rivers Beautiful
by throwing away trash responsibly.




Same, but could change in New Braunfels, pending appeal  >

No Can Ban in Canyon Lake, TX !!!
Disposable Containers and Packaging Are Legal 
and Okay in Canyon Lake, Texas!

Bring all the Disposable Containers you want to Canyon Lake and on the Guadalupe River (Exceptions: Glass & Styrofoam Items are not allowed on any river in Texas). You can bring: Beer Cans, Soda Cans, Drinks in Plastic Bottles, Sandwiches in plastic baggies, Candy Bars in wrappers, Bags of Chips, plastic water bottles, paper sacks, paper napkins, plastic utensils and containers, etc... We only ask that you help us keep the rivers clean by stowing all your trash in the "Free Mesh Trash Bags" that Outfitters provide before you get on the river and then bring all your trash back with you at the end of your float, so it can be disposed of properly.

All the Outfitters in Canyon Lake issue Free "Mesh Trash Bags" to everyone who has a Cooler or Ice Chest and to anyone who asks for one. The W.O.R.D. Organization supplies all the Local Outfitters with these Free Mesh Trash Bags throughout the Tube Season. Most of the Outfitters in Canyon Lake participate in recycling plastic and cans. At various times during the Tube Season, several organizations volunteer to do river clean-up for trash, with the largest clean-up effort taking place at the end of the Tube Season by FFR (Friends For Rivers)

Please Don't Mess With Texas!
Don't Be A Litter Bug!
Please Help Keep Our Lakes and Rivers Beautiful
by throwing away trash responsibly.

 

 

 

 
New
Rule

(Update March 2015) The New Braunfels' "Cooler Size Ordinance" has been overturned and ruled "Unconstitutional" by the Courts, so bring any size cooler or ice chest you like.

The following is the "overturned ordinance":
16 Quart Coolers - The
Maximum permitted cooler size is now 16 quarts, one per person. 17 quarts or larger will get you a ticket!

<  Same  > Okay - No Restrictions On Cooler and Ice Chest Sizes! Bring any Size Cooler or Ice Chest You Like...
However, Tube Haus recommends the following Cooler and Ice Chest Sizes for easiest use and handling on the river:
28 Quarts, 36 Quarts, 40 Quarts, and no larger than 50 Quarts - all these Coolers and Ice Chests will fit nicely into an Inner Tube.
(Coolers and Ice Chests larger than 50 Quarts become quite difficult to handle and may not fit into an inner tube.)
 
New
Rule
Coolers and Ice Chests must have a locking mechanism on the lid (zipper, Velcro, cord or latch). Different  > Okay - No Restrictions / No Fines
Cooler Locking Mechanisms are not required but recommended - it is a smart idea to make sure your cooler or ice chest stays closed in case your "Cooler or Ice Chest" tips over in the river. A "locking mechanism" will prevent you from losing all your cargo and trashing the river... (i.e., Drinks & Snacks)!
 

New
Rule
No volume drinking devices, like beer bongs, funnels, tubes, hoses, etc... Different  > Volume Drinking Devices...
Okay - but not recommended

( Invites scrutiny by Law Enforcement ) 
 

New
Rule
Noise devices (radios and other devices) may not be audible beyond 50 feet. If you bring your own music with you inside the City Limits of New Braunfels, you better bring a "Tape Measure" with you, so you can check how far away your music can be heard in case the Cops say you're in violation at 50 feet & 1 inch.. Different  > You Can Listen To Your Music!!!
Okay - No Restrictions / No Fines
All are OK - Boom Boxes, Cooler and 
Ice Chest Radios, iPods, etc...
 
New
Rule
Vessels on rivers may not be over 18 feet in length. Different  > Okay - No Restrictions
Private Equipment like Kayaks, Canoes, Rafts, etc... are Okay, however...
some Outfitters have their own rules about *"Private Equipment" - so call before coming out with large private equipment.
 
* When the river flow on the Guadalupe River is "ABOVE" 500cfs, it is mandatory for all children under 8 years of age to wear a life jacket. Different  > Not Required - but highly recommended!
When the River Flow is 500cfs or above, children should wear a Life
Jacket just to play it safe. Please Note: Age requirements and restrictions do change when River Levels / Flows increase, check with your
Outfitter of choice for their in house rules.
 
* When the river flow on the Guadalupe River is above 750cfs, it is mandatory for ALL individuals to wear a life jacket. Different  > Not Required - but highly recommended.
When the River Flow is 750cfs or above, all children and all non-swimmers should wear a Life Jacket just to play it safe. Please Note: Age requirements and restrictions do change when River Levels / Flows increase, check with your Outfitter of choice for their in house rules.
 
         
 

New Braunfels - Within City Limits
Comal River Rules - (Comal River Only)

----  > N/A  
* All the above Rules apply to the Comal River, plus the all the following Rules: ----  > N/A  
New
Rule

On the Comal River, inflatable devices cannot exceed five feet in diameter if round; or, if they are rectangular or another shape, no side can exceed five feet in length. Double Tubes are not allowed.

No Double Tubes are allowed on the Comal River in New Braunfels, TX.

Different  > Double Tubes are allowed and are Okay
 in Canyon Lake, TX. on the 
Guadalupe River.
 
New
Rule
Limit of two Inflatable Devices per person on the Comal River. ----  > Does not apply in Canyon Lake, TX  
* Canoes and kayaks may not use the Last Tubers Exit on the Comal River on weekends and holidays. ----  > Does not apply in Canyon Lake, TX  
New
Rule
No alcohol allowed in City Parks and City owned properties, such as River Acres, Last Tubers Exit, Cypress Bend Park, Hinman Island, Prince Solms Park and more ... (see the Full List of Properties where Alcohol is Banned in New Braunfels, Click Here) Look for additional signage for exit and safety information at these locations. ----  > Does not apply in Canyon Lake, TX  
* Exceptions:

Vessels or inflatable devices operated by or under the supervision of the city's police department or parks and recreation department are exempt from the provisions of this section. 

The City of New Braunfels will allow reasonable accommodations with regard to vessels or inflatable devices for individuals with disabilities or special needs.
----  > Does not apply in Canyon Lake, TX  
  Texas State Law - No Public Alcohol Consumption or Public Drinking on Sunday between the hours of 2:15am and 12 noon, (that is Saturday night after midnight going into Sunday morning until 12 noon for clarification)   Official details here: TABC State of Texas Same  >

Texas State Law - No Public Alcohol Consumption or Public Drinking on Sunday between the hours of 2:15am and 12 noon, (that is Saturday night after midnight going into Sunday morning until 12 noon for clarification)   Official details here: TABC State of Texas

 

N/A = Not Applicable - does not apply.                *("Private Equipment" refers to your own stuff.)

2016 New Braunfels River Rules, Water Rules, River Laws, River Ordinances, Policies and Restrictions
The newest, the latest, the most current and up-to-date and the most complete River Rules & Laws for the Guadalupe River 
and Comal River in New Braunfels and Canyon Lake, Texas!

According to the City of New Braunfels... Comal and Guadalupe River Definitions:

The term "Comal River" means that portion of the Comal River or the diversion of the Comal River 
that starts at the confluence with Dry Comal Creek and ends at the confluence with the Guadalupe River.
The term "Guadalupe River" means that portion of the Guadalupe River starting at the Gruene Bridge and ends at the Mill Dam.

For additional information about New Braunfels Policy & River Rules: Water Recreation Rules and Laws for Comal & Guadalupe Rivers

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