This was to be our make-up float for the August 13 float that got postponed, but, alas, Mother Nature has other plans. We will keep a close eye on the weather and make a decision by Friday at 2pm. We will e-blast and post on FaceBook and our website Blog…or you can call Joe Kendall at 512-289-0750. We have great appreciation for this lovely, refreshing rain, but we’ll hope for a bit of a break so we can all float on Saturday, August 20.
What a great way to spend a warm summer evening…on the river with good friends and good music. Join us this Saturday, August 13, for our next Moonlight Bat Float and musical guest Out of the Blue! Arrive early for a 6:30pm check-in at the docks of Texas Rowing Center (1541 W. Cesar Chavez St., 78703). Music and paddling – what a great combination! Purchase your tickets NOW!
Mark your calendars for our next Moonlight Bat Float on Saturday, August 13! Arrive early for a 6:30pm check-in at the docks of Texas Rowing Center (1541 W. Cesar Chavez St., 78703) then paddle downriver with the TRS group to Congress Street Bridge and watch the bats emerge. Music and paddling is a great combination! Purchase your tickets online NOW!
The river is still looking good for our July 16 float…yayyy!!! This will be our first Moonlight Bat Float of the year, and we’re excited! We’ve got folk singer/songwriter Pat Green to play for us, maybe with a little Kerrville Folk Festival dust still in his hair. Arrive early for a 6:30pm check-in at the docks of Texas Rowing Center (1541 W. Cesar Chavez St., 78703) then paddle with the TRS group down to the Congress Street Bridge to watch the bats emerge. Music and paddling – a great combination! Reserve your spot NOW! You won’t want to miss the kick-off float for our 2016 season!
We’re excited, folks!! Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 16! The river has finally receded and it looks like we’ll get to have our first Moonlight Bat Float of the year. Arrive early for a 6:30pm check-in at the docks of Texas Rowing Center (1541 W. Cesar Chavez St., 78703) then listen to the sounds of musical guest Pat Green as we head down to the Congress Street Bridge to watch the bats emerge. Reserve your spot NOW for our 2016 season kick-off float!
The river should be down by the 18th for our first Bat Float of the season – keep your fingers and toes crossed. Musical guest for the night will be Adam Johnson on guitar. You can purchase tickets on our website. Come out and join us, won’t you?
Several of our River Sense trips had to be cancelled this spring due to excessive rains and high waters, which has significantly reduced our numbers for the year. Please let us know if you have a connection with a teacher or school who would like to give their kids a unique opportunity to learn river etiquette, something they wouldn’t normally get in a classroom. We do groups of 30 kids at a time but can combine two groups of 15, and the kids we generally work with are underserved youth. Please call or email Anna Castillo at 512-865-1450 or email@example.com with information or questions. Learn more about Texas River School’s River Sense trips at www.texasriverschool.org/river-sense/
Hi KFF folks! Joe Kendall of Texas River School is keeping a close watch on the Guadalupe River water levels and is trying to come up with a Plan B so we can still take advantage of the water in a safe, fun way. He will arrive at the put-in site early Thursday morning to scout it out then determine if floating is doable for our group. This is a sticky situation and we’d rather not cancel with such beautiful weather, so he’ll make the decision as soon as possible to either go with a Plan B or cancel. Regardless, there are still eight (8) canoes available to rent. If this trip has to be cancelled, please know that refunds are available upon request. However, if you care to turn your prepayment into a tax-deductable donation, it would be most appreciated, and your tax-deductable letter for the IRS will be sent to you.
Kerrville Folk Festival folks, with this crazy wet weather we’re keeping an eye on the Guadalupe and whether or not the river will be floatable due to rain or high waters. We did have to cancel our first KFF Friday Float on May 27 because the river was flowing at a whopping 350 cfs, and it’s looking like this Friday’s float might have to be cancelled as well, if the waters don’t recede more. Generally speaking, the Guadalupe flows at about 50 cfs. We’ve safely floated at 100 cfs but anything above that we’re not comfortable with, especially since many are inexperienced paddlers. With that said, if your KFF Friday Float is cancelled, please know that refunds are available upon request. However, if you care to make your prepayment into a tax deductable donation, it will be most appreciated and you will receive that familiar letter for the IRS.
2nd Moonlight Bat Float – TRS focuses on river safety, which was the impetus behind our decision to postpone the May 21st Bat Float. River conditions should be better for our next Moonlight Bat Float on Saturday, June 18th, with special musical guest Adam Johnson. We hope to see you at our next scheduled Bat Float.
Kerrville Folk Festival Friday Floats – Each Friday of the festival we guide a group of festival-goers on the Guadalupe River for an afternoon of paddling, and playing music in the rapids. Our musical host for the first two Fridays is Mr. Habitat himself, Bill Oliver, who always brings fun and laughter to any party. Bill will not be available the third weekend – he has a wedding to attend (not his own) – but we have two special guests that we think you’ll enjoy. Butch Hancock and son Rory will take guitars and paddles in hand to host the last Friday float of the festival. We hope you’ll join us for all three festival floats.