The Horseshoe on the Guadalupe is a popular Texas summer attraction. Floating the Guadalupe Horseshoe takes between an hour and fifteen minutes to two hours, depending on the flow of the river. A perfect day trip for families, couples, kayakers, tubers and outdoor enthusiasts, the Horseshoe Loop is free to float, all day, every day.
River Rose Tavern is convenient parking for floating the Horseshoe Loop. We recommend that floaters bring their own tubes, as the cost of renting a tube is typically the same as buying one to own.
To float the Horseshoe, simply park at River Rose Tavern, cross the street and walk northwest up FM 306 for about 10 minutes until you reach the entry to the river. This walk is perfect for working up a sweat in the summer heat before dipping into the chilly Guadalupe River. Don't forget your water shoes!
When exiting the Horseshoe, it is a convenient five minute walk back to the car parked at River Rose Tavern, where rivergoers have a perfect option for a post-float cocktail and meal.
Whitewater Ampitheater hosts dozens of concerts every late spring to early autumn in Canyon Lake, Texas. While the venue fits many, their parking fits few. Park at River Rose Tavern for the Whitewater concert, and enjoy some pre-show libations, housemade meals and live music.
Parking at River Rose helps to avoid getting stuck in the post-show traffic that clogs up two lane FM 306. Not only do you get to avoid some of the post-show chaos, but River Rose has tacos and quesadillas until closing time to feed anyone who might still need a bite.
Canyon Lake, Texas reminds of the good ole days, where families and friends spent their day relaxing amongst the beauty of the Texas Hill Country.
River Rose Tavern is the perfect lunch spot if you and yours are celebrating or vacationing at the Hideout on the Horseshoe. The Tavern and the Hideout on the Horseshoe venue are neighbors, and an easy, five minute walk from each other - perfect for enjoying some late night cocktails responsibly.
For the history and archeology buffs, Canyon Lake Gorge is a mild, five minute drive from River Rose Tavern. Canyon Lake Gorge formed in 2002, when Canyon Lake Dam overflowed and flooded the Guadalupe spillway relentlessly for about six weeks. The flooding created a huge limestone gorge, revealing dinosaur tracks, fossils and an exposure of 111 million year old rock strata.
For the wintertime and spring fisherman, River Rose Tavern is perfect parking for easy entry into the Guadalupe, stocked weekly by either the State of Texas or GRTU (Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited). We offer free parking for fisherman in the back of our lot - we simply ask that you come enjoy a beer or burger once your bait is gone. This parking arrangement is only for the cooler times of the year, not in the summertime.