Class II San Antonio River, TX

San Antonio River Water Trail - Mission Reach

Just south of downtown San Antonio, the Mission Reach Paddling Trail is a gem that truly “has it all”. Here the San Antonio River’s waters journey through an area important to San Antonio’s 300 year history and one of the nation’s largest examples of urban ecosystem restoration. Simply make use of the 20+ Access Points marked by blue poles throughout the 8 mile stretch to launch, exit, and tailor your paddling adventure. You might enjoy the tranquil waters of the Davis Lake area which is a popular place to fish, or you can take to the areas of the river that include riffle structures, that were constructed to improve aquatic habitat and outfitted with swift and fun paddling chutes. Located in the central flyway, you will see a multitude of bird species, as well as fish, turtles, and other wildlife! You will find many parks associated with access points for you to launch, take breaks, or explore the area connected to the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, which combined with the Alamo was inscribed at a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015. Be sure to download a copy of The River Walk Map to start exploring today.


(Source: San Antonio River Authority)

Section Details

Trip Length 8.0 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping No
Manager San Antonio River Authority
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail Yes
Partner Information
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Photo Credit: San Antonio River Authority