Best Places to Go Paddle Boarding in Texas

February 17, 2023
State Flag of Texas Blowing in the Wind

The Lone Star State is home to countless incredible places for paddle boarding. Whether you’re in a big city, small town, or somewhere in the middle, there’s bound to be a beautiful paddling spot somewhere near you. That said, with so many destinations to choose from, it’s hard to know which ones are the absolute best of the best. That’s precisely why our team at Atoll Boards is here today: to share our list of the best places to go paddle boarding in Texas. We have everything you need to know, so keep on reading below! 

Boerne City Lake Park

Let us begin with one of the most healing, peaceful, and calming spots in all of Texas, Boerne City Lake Park. This urban environment is a perfect place to stretch, relax, and take care of your paddling muscles via stand-up paddle board (SUP) yoga, meditation, or any other self-care techniques. If you enjoy being a part of a group, we recommend checking out Hill Country Paddle Sports SUP Yoga Classes. Taking place every Saturday and Thursday, these soothing group yoga sessions really help you unwind, find your peace, and feel better inside and out.

Medina Lake

Beginner paddlers are sure to love Medina Lake for a few different reasons. First and foremost, there are several nearby shops that offer lessons, rentals, and more. Second, there’s a ton of sun and not a lot of shade, so you can get all the Vitamin D you want without needing to paddle too far out. Finally, the tranquil waters are a wonderful place to work on your paddling, learn the basics, hone your skills, and work your way up to some more challenging SUP destinations. 

Canyon Lake

If you’re on the hunt for a picture-perfect sunset, then look no further than Canyon Lake. As for what to do earlier in the day, we recommend exploring the gorgeous nooks and crannies of the Guadalupe River. Trust us, this is a very special paddle, especially if you launch from any of the following spots: Canyon Beach Park, Crane’s Mill Crappie Dock, Comal Park, Tom’s Creek, Little Jacob’s Creek, and Turkey Cove.

Group of Paddlers on Water in Front of Austin Skyline

Starcke Park 

Speaking of the Guadalupe River, be sure to check out the 227-acre attraction known as Starcke Park. In addition to providing its patrons with plenty of paddling opportunities, Starcke Park features a wide variety of fun-filled activities that are sure to keep you and your crew thoroughly entertained. Among them, one will find hiking trails, an 18-hole golf course, a wave pool, and, of course, a few fantastic paddling routes.

Inks Lake State Park

One of the best spots in the country for a family vacation, Inks Lake State Park is a national treasure, to say the least. A perfect place for all types of activities—such as camping, swimming, fishing, yoga, paddling lessons, and just about anything else—Inks Lake State Park is sure to earn a place in your heart. Just to be sure to stay safe and wear a personal flotation device, as there are no active lifeguards on duty. 

Caddo Lake State Park

Want to get even more removed from the general public? Check out the incredible Caddo Lake State Park! A wonderful wetland overflowing with adventure, Caddo Lake State Park is easily one of the best places in all of Texas to get lost in nature. Just like Inks Lake State Park, this place has it all: camping, swimming, fishing, paddling, hiking, etc. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, there have been several reports of Bigfoot sightings in the Caddo Lake area! Suffice it to say, this place really has it all. 

Contact Our Team at Atoll Boards

We hope you enjoyed learning all about the best places to go paddle boarding in Texas. If you have any further questions about these recommendations, our signature SUPs, or anything else, feel free to contact our team at Atoll Boards today. You can also give us a call at 877-698-8581 or send us an email at customerservice@atollboards.com. We would be more than happy to help you in any we can. Until then! 

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