FAQ

For Paddlers


  • Chevron down Are there snakes in the river?
  • There are snakes in all rivers and lakes in Texas. Snakes are more active in the spring time. If you see a snake, avoid it. Generally if you leave it alone it will leave you alone.

  • Chevron down How do we know where to get out?
  • Depending on which activity you are doing, the takeout point is different. Takeout locations may change due to river conditions from time to time. Our outfitters explain how your trip works in detail upon arrival when issuing equipment.

  • Chevron down How fast does the water mover?
  • The average recreational paddler covers about two to two and a half miles an hour at a casual pace. Variations in flow rate and wind conditions may affect that.

  • Chevron down Are there any rapids, damns, or portages?
  • No, the Colorado River is a Class I river.

  • Chevron down Will we have to walk and drag our boats?
  • No, the entire river is navigable.

  • Chevron down What if we miss the exit?
  • Our outfitters address this during check-in and equipment issue. You’re given necessary instruction to avoid this situation.

  • Chevron down Do you have set departure times?
  • Reservations times are available online. Walk-ins are welcome and will be outfitted for as soon as possible upon arrival.

  • Chevron down What is the age limit?
  • Down river trips: five years old
    Hourly rentals: three years old
    Children under 10 years old must be in a boat with an adult.

  • Chevron down What is the weight limit of your boats?
  • Solo Kayaks: 350 lbs.
    Tandem Kayaks: 500 lbs.
    Canoes: 1,000 lbs.

  • Chevron down Are dogs allowed?
  • Dogs are permitted as long as they have experience being in a boat and will not be a distraction to the paddler. Rivers are not the place to train a dog to sit in a kayak or canoe. We recommend taking your pet out on a lake several times first where you can stay close to a water exit.

  • Chevron down Can we fish on this river?
  • A fishing license is required to fish on the Colorado River. River fishing is much different than lake or pond fishing. Casual casting will not be successful, but a seasoned fisherman can bring home a nice catch.

  • Chevron down Is alcohol allowed?
  • 1) NO GLASS and NO STYROFOAM
    2) We do not tolerate drunken behavior. If you choose to consume alcohol, know your limits, respect the river, respect those around you, and respect our staff. Be responsible!!
    3) Leave no trace!! Pack it in, pack it out.