THE KING WILLIAM PADDLE TRAIL
We are conveniently located just off the San Antonio River and make it easy to access the river right on spot. No need for transporting large SUP boards, renting life jackets, or researching safe paddle trails. Come and experience the San Antonio River the way it was meant to be experienced – from the water!
Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a sports originating in Hawaii as an off-shoot of surfing. They enable surfers to paddle farther into the ocean than is typical or to paddle standing up as a sport unto itself. Paddlers race on lakes, large rivers like the San Antonio River and canals, ride breaking waves, and glide over long distances along sea coasts, often using tail winds to aid the trip.
A related, traditional sport, paddle boarding, is done kneeling on a board and paddling with the hands, similar to a butterfly swimming stroke. The term "paddle boarding" is sometimes incorrectly used to refer to stand up paddle surfing/boarding. No two students have exactly the same skills or learning style. That’s why we create an individual learning plan for every individual and adapt our teaching method accordingly. Your plan will combine direct instruction, small-group work, and one-on-one tutoring in a way that works for you or your group.
King William Zone, San Antonio River
Launch & Recovery Area: Guenther Street by San Antonio River Authority, 100 E. Guenther
Boundary: Nueva Street to Alamo Street
Non-motorized watercraft are allowed in three areas of the River Walk. Please note, these trails are not connected and users will need to use the proper access points to move between them over land. • Historic Downtown Section, near the King William District, between Nueva and South Alamo Street, with the access point off of East Guenther Street. • Eagleland Section between South Alamo Street and the railroad bridge north of Lone Star Boulevard, with the access point just north of the railroad bridge • Mission Reach from Lone Star Boulevard to south of Loop 410 near Mission Espada
Click on the image below to download the San Antonio River Improvements Map that includes paddling access sites along the King William segment.