Welcome to Nueces River Paddling Trail
George West

Explore the flora and fauna found on the banks of the Nueces River in Live Oak County, Texas, including white tail deer, wild turkey and more. The flora includes flat sedge, cattails, a variety of rush, and bushy blue stem. If you are a fisherman, a canoe or kayak will take you places that a boat cannot reach - and you will discover yellow cats, blue cats, gasper goo, perch and many more.


Sponsored by the George West Chamber of Commerce and found on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

4.3 miles of paddling down the Nueces


Input at Live Oak County Park on Airport Road and

Takeout at Nueces River Bridge on Hwy 59.

Canoe or kayak the river


Beautiful scenery, great fishing and historical sites in the area.

The old river bridge is a history lesson in itself.

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How the Trail was Established

The George West Chamber established the Nueces River Paddling Trail to attract kayak and canoe users as well as fishermen.

Kick-Off on August 3

Come join us for the kickoff of the Nueces Paddling Trail in George West on August 3rd at 10 am.

We will kick off at the Live Oak County Public Boat Ramp and end at the Nueces River Bridge Boat Ramp.

 GPS coordinates :

Live Oak County Public Boat Ramp

28.3741, -98.1158

Nueces River Bridge Boat Ramp

28.3336, -98.0898

Please let us now how many will be in your party.

We are planning to provide hot dogs and all the fixings for those kayaking and canoeing at our Kickoff!

Related Websites - Click on Link

Nueces River Authority

Nueces River Flow at Three Rivers, Texas

Texas Parks & Wildlife

George West Chamber of Commerce

The TPWD website is now live!

The main website is:

The alert box and total number of trails on the front page has been updated here:

The Nueces River Paddling Trail – George West has been added to the South Texas Plains region on the Inland Trails page here:

Lodging in George West

Mesquite Trail RV Park - 210-367-6050

Nueces Riverfront RV Park - 361-238-7788

Rockin' J RV Park, Hwy 281 - 361-449-1498

Best Western, George West - 361-449-3300

Holiday Inn Express, George West - 361-449-4333

Luxury Inn, George West - 361-449-0260

Kayaks/Canoes for Rental

Coastal Bend Kayak

1044 S. Commercial Street

Aransas Pass, TX 78336



  • Is there a fee? No
  • Are there alligators? Yes, so be careful.
  • Who can I can call for info? 361-449-2033
  • May I submit photos for the website? Absolutely.  We encourage them.
  • How do I get there?  From George West, go N281 and turn right on Airport Road.  


Location in Live Oak County, Texas

 GPS coordinates :

Live Oak County Public Boat Ramp

28.3741, -98.1158

Nueces River Bridge Boat Ramp

28.3336, -98.0898


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Nueces River Paddling Trail

PO Box 359 George West, TX 78022 US

(361) 449-2033