The trail begins under US Highway 59 in Goliad County with an additional access point at Ferry Street near Branch Nature Park, and ends at Goliad State Park. This trail was recently extended and now includes a put-in where Riverdale Lane meets the San Antonio River.
The Goliad Paddling Trail meanders through an area steeped in Texas history. Be sure to bring your binoculars because this region is renowned for its unique wildlife. You might catch a glimpse of the rare migratory birds that use this part of the San Antonio River as a corridor to the nearby coast. This trail has been officially designated a Texas Inland Paddling Trail and is a partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the San Antonio River Authority, Texas Department of Transportation, Goliad County and the citizen nonprofit group Canoe Trail Goliad, Inc. Once you finish your paddling journey, have fun exploring the Goliad State Park’s Espíritu Santo Mission.