The State Paddling Trail system established by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is one of the coolest things in Texas recreation!
More than seventy trails are designated in Texas rivers, streams, lakes, swamps, and coastal waters. Each has kiosks at put-in and take-out points, describing the trail, providing a map, and giving key information, some also have markers to keep paddlers on track.
TCA works with TPWD to establish new trails and promote existing trails. Click here to visit TPWD’s website listing all the trails. Or enjoy TCA’s website of hiking and paddling trails in East Texas, EastTexasOutdoors.org.