Q: Does EL Rods offer river frontage?
A: Yes, EL Rods on the Frio has one of the most beautiful spots on the Frio river available for our registered guests to enjoy throughout their stay. WRISTBANDS are required during peak season.
Q: How deep is the river?
A: Our beautiful river depends on how much rain it receives and can always be verified at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?site_no=08195000 . Currently, on our shallow end, it is calf to knee-deep, our jumping hole in front of "Big Rock" is 6-8 feet and on our deeper end of the river is 3-4 feet. Our river is constantly flowing and perfect for tubing, kayaking, swimming or simply lounging out for a tan but mostly enjoyable for all ages!
Q: Do we rent tubes?
A: Currently we do not offer any equipment rentals.
Q: Where would guests go to float?
A: Our recommended drop off location is 1120 bridge which will give approximately 3-3.5 hours of float time depending on the speed of the river at the time.
Q: Do you provide any shuttle services to take guests to float?
A: Check out our beautiful red trolley for shuttling guests! Check with the office for daily drop off times.
Q: Can registered guests of EL Rods float to camp?
A: Yes! From 1120 bridge guests can float all the way directly to camp.
Q: Can anyone float down the river and exit from your property?
A: No. As a private property, our river access is exclusive to the guests of EL Rods on the Frio and are the only ones allowed to exit from our property.
Q: Can you take shade canopies down to the river?
A: Yes. We ask that all personal items be removed from the river overnight but at the risks of the individual owners; it can be left down on EL Rods riverfront; we just ask it to be taken out of the river.
Q: Can we drive or take our golf carts down to the river?
A: No. We are working on establishing a route and area for golf carts but until the designated area is completed golf carts must always stay up on the campground/bluff. Never down for any amount of time or reason; no exceptions. They can be parked at the top of the river access but off to the side not to block river access.