San Antonio River Authority

What's Your River Way?

The San Antonio River Basin is a special place. It ties us together with nature, our culture, and each other. Share your fondest memories and stories with us through the My River Way oral history project!


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.

Square Mile Jurisdiction
Dams Operated & Maintained
Average Annual Tax
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Acres of Parks

Events Calendar

July 31, 2024



Acequia Trail Notice

The Acequia trail will have heavy traffic near MROC starting May 22nd until further notice. The SAWS Acequia project will be bringing in crews to work on the lift station site and across the street. There will have flaggers to stop traffic, please use caution. 

SASPAMCO Paddling Trail

The SASPAMCO paddling trail is 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. 

River Reach Newsletter and Blog Signup

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