Goliad Paddling Trail

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.

Paddling Trail Amenities:

Paddling Trail Gallery:

Paddling Trail Map

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Downloadable Resources:

Canoe Trail Goliad Phased Development Plan

Working with the San Antonio River Authority, Canoe Trail Goliad has completed a Phased Development Plan for future access sites and extensions of the Goliad Paddling Trail along the San Antonio River in Goliad County.

Goliad Paddling Trail - GPX

These files are compatible with smartphone apps such as GPX Viewer and Track Viewer. Download the files onto your device and check out your paddling trail before you head out on the water. Disclaimer, smartphone GPS tracking applications vary in their accuracy.

Goliad Paddling Trail - KMZ

These files are compatible with software/smartphone apps such as Google Earth and Esri ArcGIS. Download the files onto your device and check out your paddling trail before you head out on the water. Disclaimer, devices vary in their accuracy.

San Antonio River Basin Guide

A collection of parks, trails, and historic destinations throughout the San Antonio River Basin, including Bexar, Wilson, Karnes and Goliad Counties as well as the San Antonio River Walk (Downtown, Museum Reach and Mission Reach).




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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