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Parks & Trails

Goliad Paddling Trail

18.30 miles
Float Time
2-4 hours
Experience Recommended
Canoe shoots or Riffles
Landscape Type
Cell Phone Access
Bring ample drinking water
Log jams may be present
Banks are mostly soft mud
Midpoint takeout at Ferry St. (mile 5)
Users must pay day use fee at Goliad State Park to take out there
Access Information

Access Point Located at:
1777 N. Riverdale LN
Goliad TX 77963

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. 

Discovery Information

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.

Goliad Paddling Trail
Put-in Ramp at Goliad Paddling Trail

Put-in rampe at Goliad Paddling Trail

Put-in dock at Goliad Paddling Trail

Put-in dock at Goliad Paddling Trail

Paddling along the Goliad Paddling Trail

Paddling along the Goliad Paddling Trail