Had the opportunity to go canoeing down the Colorado River a couple weeks ago. Russell and I had planned on camping at Pedernales State Park for a quick, outside the city limit excursion. Luckily we settled for a twenty mile float on the Colorado River, between Little Webberville Park and the 969 bridge. Special thanks to Allen Pannell for the route suggestions.
We spent two nights and three days on the river and covered roughly twenty miles. I highly suggest this route because it’s not overly taxing and can be easily finished in three days maybe even two if you’re booking it. The canoe was rented from Austin Kayak here in San Antonio, for $30 a day (new $650). We were blessed with perfect weather in that no sun screen was applied however; the head wind was a killer due to the threatening storms. Cook’s Canoes at Little Webberville is a great reference site for GPS coordinates of sandbars and put-ins, they will even transport you too and from your vehicle for a nominal fee however, there canoe rental fees are more expensive though. I might try kayaking next time but it was nice to be able to carry a 70qt ice chest along with fishing tackle and other gear.