Where Is the Best Kayaking in the Texas Hill Country?

Do you want to try something different during your trip to the Blair House Inn? Immerse yourself in the beautiful nature of our area by taking a kayaking adventure in the Texas Hill CountryWhether you cruise along one of the winding rivers or take a leisurely paddle around a lake, it’s a fantastic way to experience the outdoors here. 

If you want to discover more ways to get out and experience the Texas Hill Country, be sure to request access to our complimentary Vacation Guide! It’s full of the best things to do and places to see in our area. 

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The Best Places to Go Kayaking in the Texas Hill Country 

Canyon Lake 

Canyon Lake is one of the best places to go kayaking in the Texas Hill Country, especially for beginners. You can enjoy a leisurely paddle around the rolling shores, stop at one of the sandy beaches, and soak in the picturesque Hill Country scenery. Plus, this man-made reservoir is less than a 30-minute drive from our Inn. This is a shared recreation lake, so make sure you are on the lookout for boats zipping around. 

San Marcos River 

The San Marcos River weaves and winds through the heart of this local college town. We recommend renting a kayak and taking a trip down the river when college isn’t in session during the summer to avoid the big tubing rush. The lush scenery along the shores adds to the beauty of this incredible kayaking spot in the Hill Country! 

Guadalupe River 

If you want to experience a kayaking thrill in the Hill Country, look no further than the Guadalupe River. Sections of this narrow river feature Class III rapids for whitewater kayakers. Of course, there are plenty of sections with calm waters that are perfect for a casual float. The spring-fed water feels incredible during the hot summer months.  

Texas Hill Country Kayak Rentals  

Paddle Canyon Lake 

Paddle Canyon Lake offers kayak and SUP rentals for those wanting to explore the shores of this man-made recreation lake. You can book online and either pick up at their location or meet them at public boat ramp six on the lake. 

Olympic Outdoor Center 

The Olympic Outdoor Center provides a couple of kayak tours through the Texas Hill Country. Cruise down the San Marcos River on their clear kayak tour, or enjoy an adventure down the Guadalupe River! You can also book small group lessons if you want to learn some new kayaking skills. 

Texas Canoes & Kayaks 

Texas Canoes & Kayaks offers rentals and guided trips on the San Marcos River. You can choose to book a four-hour rental or tour in a single or double kayak. 

Book Your Adventure in the Hill CountryWimberley Cottage Kitchen 

The Blair House Inn is the key to your Texas Hill Country getaway. Our hillside property features welcoming accommodations, a beautiful dining room, and a collection of amenities that are second to none in our area. Whether you want to flex your culinary muscles at our Cooking School, savor the best cuisine in Wimberley at our Saturday Evening Dinners, or relax by the pool, there are endless possibilities at our Inn. 

Start planning your trip to the Texas Hill Country today by booking one of our accommodations. We look forward to welcoming you to the Blair House Inn.