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City of New Braunfels Water Recreation Rules for the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers

The New Braunfels Disposable Container Ban Ordinance No. 2011-65 is NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

RIVER RULES
• No glass.
• No foam containers.
• No containers under 5 fluid oz.
• Noise devices may not be audible beyond 50 ft.
• No jumping from bridges, dams, or trees.
• No littering.
• Coolers must have a locking mechanism on the lid (zipper, Velcro, latch, cord, etc.)
• Vessels on the rivers may not be over 18ft. in length.
• Life jackets are recommended for children under 8yrs of age and for weak swimmers.

COMAL RIVER
• Inflatable floatation devices on the Comal River must be less than 5ft. in diameter or width at the widest point.
• Limit of 2 tubes per person on the Comal River.
• Canoes and kayaks may not use the Last Tubers Exit on the Comal River on weekends and holidays.
• No volume drinking devices.

GUADALUPE RIVER INSIDE THE CITY LIMITS
• When the river flow on the Guadalupe River is above 500cfs, it is mandatory for all children under 8yrs of age to wear a life jacket.
• When the river flow on the Guadalupe River is above 750cfs, it is mandatory for all individuals to wear a life jacket.
• When the river flow on the Guadalupe River is above 1000cfs, tubing is not allowed. The only allowed recreation are raft trips and kayaks.
• No volume drinking devices.

RIVER ENTRANCE AND EXIT RULES
• No open alcoholic containers allowed in River Acres Park, Last Tubers Exit, Cypress Bend Park, Hinman Island Park, and Prince Solms Park.