Welcome to Meckel's Landing

New Braunfels Tubing Fishing Kayaking Day Camping Rafting

Enjoy an exciting afternoon in the Texas Hill Country floating the whitewater rapids of the beautiful Guadalupe River on top of a tube (toob).

Have fun, be smart, safe & enjoy!

Embrace Your Adventure

Maximize Your Summer Fun by Planning a River Tubing Trip

Experience the thrills of tubing and paddling on the Guadalupe river in New Braunfels, TX. Meckel’s Landing on River Road is ready and waiting to provide you with everything you need for your river adventure.

Get ready for the great outdoors when you do come to the Guadalupe river. If you’re wanting a fun experience with your friends, you can day camp at the beautiful campground and spend the day tubing, fishing, and more.


Float trips vary depending upon the river flow conditions and the time available required to complete a trip.


Please help us keep the river clean … bags will be provided for you to stash your trash.

Day Camping

You need to arrive early to get a preferred campsite under the trees and next to the water.


Don’t forget that these rivers are popular not just for tubing, they are excellent for fly fishing for trout!

Turn Your River Tubing Trip into a Camping Trip

Popular Destinations

Enjoy an exciting afternoon in the Texas Hill Country floating the whitewater rapids of the beautiful Guadalupe River on top of a tube (toob).

Meckel's Store

If you are planning a visit and would like to experience some of the great outdoors, stop in and let us help you get on your way.

Day Camping

Why spend just a day floating in the water when you can spend a whole weekend camping next to it? Turning your river tubing trip into a camping adventure is easy when you take just a few things into consideration.

Bonny Blonstein

Google Review

I'd give this precious place a 10! Absolute gorgeous place, Hubby, 6 teenagers and I arrived arrived at 6PM left at 8:30PM, affordable, accommodative, fantastic folks, parking's aplenty, wonderful family memories were made! Thank you Meckel & Team!

Traveler Testimony

Highly Recommended

Changes in river flow do affect river trips, so please don’t hesitate to call us for more details (830) 964-4993. However, even during a low river flow, our floats provide plenty of float time without walking. We offer float trips that vary anywhere from 2-4 hours. So, plan your float trip accordingly as all equipment must be back to Meckel’s by 5PM Sundays-Thursdays; 7PM Fridays & Saturdays or unless otherwise instructed at time of rental.

Meckel's Packages

Cash or Credit Cards that are left for Deposits will not be charged as long as all equipment is returned by closing time. Currently our one float trip that we offer goes up river and lasts about 3 hrs.   We provide and encourage everyone to use the free trash bags.



Tube Rentals With or Without Bottom $15 deposit

Private Equipment Shuttle Pass $20

Cooler Tube Rental $20 / $15 Deposit

Cooler Tube Rental $20 / $15 Deposit



Per Person

Parking Monday – Sunday $20 per car + Put-In/Take-Out Fees
Put-In/Take-Out Fees $3 per person

Day Camping

Sunday-Saturday – Free Parking + $10 per adult/$5 per child



Per Person

Fishing $10 per adult/$5 per child

Fishing is allowed throughout the year!

Trash bags provided to help protect the local wild life and the scenic landscape

You will receive a window tag which will allow you in and out access for the day!

Please help us keep the river clean … bags will be provided for you to stash your trash. And remember, NO STYROFOAM, GLASS OR PLASTIC CONTAINERS OF 5 OZ OR LESS allowed on the river.

Private Equipment Rules:

Our Rules

Meckel’s Landing does allow the use of private equipment. However, you need to know that all properties along the Guadalupe River on River Rd are privately owned. There is no public access/exit on River Rd. All private equipment must pay the put-in/take-out fee in order to board the shuttle. Meckel’s Landing will inform you where to exit according to the river flow. If you exit the river on River Road other than our designated locations, you are trespassing and subject to being arrested, fined and/or assessed exit fees, etc.

Persons with Private Equipment will be shuttled by Meckel’s Landing for $20.

Rental of equipment or put in/take out fees requires the completion of the two forms below. We have the forms readily available for you to complete at time of rental; however, to expedite the process you may print and complete them prior to your arrival. At time of rental, the length of the float and exiting the river, etc., will be explained to you as this may vary depending upon the river flow or your time of entry into the river. Be sure to read and understand the documents you are completing and of course, if you have any questions, they can be answered at the time of rental. Please bring completed forms with you at time of tube rental.

Get In Touch

See you on the water!

10501 River Road
New Braunfels TX 78132

Phone Number:
(830) 964-4993