FAQ

For Paddlers


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.