Your Home to Paddling in the Texas Hill Country

Johnson City – Pedernales River

404 US-281, Johnson City, TX 78636

(512) 626-6282


Takes you to the entrance of the Pedernales River Nature Park

Open by Private Appointment Only

email for booking

Large Groups

$5 Park Admission fee (goes toward conserving and preserving the park)


SUP/Canoe/Kayak Lessons:

1.5 hours

General Skill Building:

SUP, Canoe, or Kayak
Ages: 7+
1.5 hours

SUP Group Celebrations:

Birthdays, anniversaries, proposals, bachelor/bachelorette parties, etc.
Ages: 7+
2 hours

Custom Teambuilding & Leadership:

Ages: 18+ for professional groups
2 hours to 10 hours

Board Meetings:

Creativity flourishes when outdoors!
Get out of the office, and discover a new way to network,
pitch, brainstorm, and communicate ideas and projects.
Ages: 18+ for professional groups
1.5 hours

From solo adventures to custom-tailored team builds to sunrise and sunset paddle cruises, The Expedition School provides professional guides for all your paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing adventures!


Do you have restrooms?

Washrooms are located across the parking lot, and are managed by the LCRA (Lower Colorado River Authority).

What should I wear?
  • weather appropriate paddling clothes (preferably synthetic, no cotton) or bathing suit with cover up clothing, depending on conditions
  • water shoes (Chacos, flip flops, old running shoes)
  • all sunglasses/glasses and hats should be attached to your person
What should I bring?
  • ID
  • water
  • snacks
  • any pertinent and current medication (EpiPen, inhaler). Please let Expedition School guides know who is carrying what, and why, so we can be an advocate and assist with these medications!
  • cell phone (in protective, waterproof floating case)
  • sunscreen
  • towel
  • head lamp (for evening paddles)
Not Allowed:
  • alcohol
  • cigarettes, etc.
  • glass
  • styrofoam
  • pets