Texas has thousands of miles of rivers, lakes and coastline that for families to enjoy exploring via paddling in a canoe, kayak or standup- paddle board. The Texas Paddling Trails is a program to develop public inland and coastal paddling trails throughout the state and support these trails with maps, signage, fishing and wildlife-viewing information, and more! These trails provide well-mapped accessible day trips in a variety of settings and for all levels of paddling experience. The paddling trails team is continually working with new community partners, so check back often for new trails to paddle, fish, and explore.
Recommended Safety Tips
Get to know your local stream by learning about its watershed, riparian zone, and its native vegetation. Conserving riparian areas is important as these areas filter pollutants and protect against flooding and erosion. When paddling, be sure to take a bag to hold your trash for proper disposal when you leave the river.