February 21, 2024

Paddle the Museum Reach River of Lights at Night with San Antonio River Authority

Experience the enchanting beauty of the 12th Annual Museum Reach River of Lights from a unique perspective as the San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) invites you to paddle the Museum Reach segment of the San Antonio River Walk at night. This special event is set to take place on Saturday, December 02, 2023, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Paddlers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the festive holiday atmosphere while gliding through the illuminated waters of the San Antonio River. The River Authority is providing kayaks equipped with paddles and personal flotation devices (PFD) for a $15 registration fee, serving as a donation to the San Antonio River Foundation, the nonprofit associated with the River Authority. Click here for more information.

The paddling adventure will cover the stretch of the river between the locks and dam near Brooklyn Ave. and the turning basin near Pearl. The access point for this exclusive holiday event is at river level along the Museum Reach segment of the San Antonio River Walk, specifically at the boat ramp off Newell Ave. near the intersection with Camden St., conveniently located within walking distance from Pearl.

For those with their own paddling equipment, registration is free but mandatory to ensure proper coordination. Participants bringing their kayaks, canoes, or stand-up paddleboards must also wear a PFD, as safety is a top priority.

Event Details and Guidelines:

– Online registration is mandatory for all participants, including those with their own watercraft.
– Registration for access to River Authority-provided kayaks is on a first-to-register basis with a $15 fee per reserved kayak.
– Participants using River Authority-provided kayaks must be 15 years or older, with a 250 lbs weight limit.
– Participants with their watercraft must register online but are not required to pay a fee.
– All participants must check-in, sign a participation waiver, and receive a wristband and glow stick at the registration table upon arrival.
– River access may be refused to individuals not adhering to guidelines, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to paddle under the twinkling lights of the Museum Reach River of Lights. Register online now and secure your spot for a magical night on the San Antonio River.




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