Leased Fishing Access
Guadalupe River downstream from Canyon Lake
With funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has signed temporary agreements with property owners to improve fishing access to rivers and streams.
Rio Raft & Resort
Located on the east side of River Road at the fourth bridge crossing in the city of Sattler. See map.
Lease period: September 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013
Phone: (877) 746-7238
Provides 950 feet of bank access upstream of fourth bridge crossing on River Road along the west side of the river. Anglers can wade fish both upstream and downstream. The next free public downstream take-out for float trips is the TPWD lease access site at Mountain Breeze Campground (lat 29.806575, long -98.154115) located approximately 5.5 miles downstream below the third bridge crossing. Take-out locations for shorter float trips are available for a fee. Anglers wishing to float a shorter stretch should check with the Rio Raft and Resort staff to make arrangements for a shuttle and/or alternate take-out location.
Rainbow and brown trout, Guadalupe bass, smallmouth bass. This site is stocked by TPWD with rainbow trout from December – February. Check the trout schedule for specific stocking dates.
Special Conditions on Public Use
Access is open from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset each day for angling from the banks and launching non-motorized boats, canoes, kayaks, or other floatable devices for the purpose of fishing. Vehicle and trailer parking by anglers shall be in designated areas only and uses covered by this lease include only the items above associated with angling.
To limit fishing pressure in this area, a 10-vehicle limit is in place at this access site. Free access is first come, first serve. After the 10-vehicle limit is reached, access will be granted for a daily fee of $8 per person. All uses other than angling will result in a daily access fee being charged. Anglers should check in at the Rio Raft office upon entering the property. If the office is not open, there is a box near the office door for recording vehicle information.
Statewide regulations apply for all species other than trout. From the easternmost bridge crossing on FM 306 downstream to the second bridge crossing on River Road there is an 18-inch minimum length limit and 1-fish daily bag limit for rainbow and brown trout. (See map.) In this section of the Guadalupe River, any rainbow or brown trout harvested must be caught on artificial lures. Living or dead baits such as fish, crayfish, insects, worms, any other vegetable or animal material, or synthetic scented materials may be used to harvest all other species of fish.
Visit our regulations page for limits on other game species.