San Antonio River Authority

Race the River 2024

The San Antonio River Authority in partnership with the San Antonio River Foundation are excited to launch the Race the River Paddling Series!  Do you have what it takes?

Paddling racers on the San Antonio River

About Us

What does the San Antonio River Authority do?

Funded by property taxes, the authority upholds a commitment to “providing safe, clean and enjoyable creeks and rivers,” which in its 83 years has led to a multitude of partnerships, research initiatives, and projects that integrate public health with ecosystems and sustainability with economic development.

Hiking, Biking, Paddling & River Recreation

Parks & Trails

There is an emerald heart in South Texas that beats to a rhythm of exploration, tranquility and adventure. Your San Antonio River has that pulse, and the San Antonio River Authority is inviting you to discover every facet of this gem’s green spaces, flowing waters and cultural heritage.

Play Video about kayaking through bexar county

Virtual Tour

San Antonio to Seadrift - Kayak Through Bexar County

Learn About The San Antonio River

Serving Bexar, Wilson, Karnes and Goliad Counties

Learn more about preserving, protecting and experiencing our river. Explore our website for a deeper dive into the bounty of natural, recreational, cultural and family opportunities waiting for you along the 240-mile course of the San Antonio River.

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Events Calendar

April 15, 2024



Trail Closure Notice: San Pedro Creek Culture Park

The west bank of the San Pedro Creek trail will be closed from the access point at Commerce St south to Dolorosa until further notice due to maintenance work. Alternate route w/ ADA access is on the east bank trail that can be accessed either from the Commerce or Dolorosa crossing.

SASPAMCO Paddling Trail

The SASPAMCO paddling trail is now open from River Crossing Park to Helton Nature Park. *Please Note: Paddling Trail from Helton Nature Park to HWY 97 is still closed due to blockages.*  

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