16 acres situated on the banks of the Comal Springs and Blieders Creek just outside of downtown New Braunfels.
Plan Your Visit
Please help us protect the natural environment. Stay on paths to help preserve native plant life and animal habitats.
Always be aware of your surroundings. Watch your footing, other visitors, and native wildlife.
Do not remove, cut, or clip any of the plant life that you see. Removing or destroying plants could disturb the ecosystem. If you want to know more about a particular plant for your home ecosystem, please ask a staff member or volunteer.
Because of the environmental nature of the site, no pets are allowed. Service animals are welcome.
Please confine picnics and food to designated areas. Be sure to clean up any trash or waste when you have finished.
The Headwaters at the Comal is an important habitat for native wildlife. Please be respectful of their space. Do not feed any animals you may see.
No smoking or e-cigarettes are allowed.
No bicycles are allowed on the trails. Please leave them in the parking area.
Informal, amateur photography is welcome and encouraged during your visit! Please be courteous of other visitors while taking photographs.
Commercial/event /professional photography is available by reservation only and requires a permit. This includes photography shoots that use: tripods, reflectors, costumes, or clothing changes. All participants must purchase admission to the Headwaters.
We require all photographers and their parties follow the same rules we require of all visitors. Participants must stay on paths in order to preserve the natural plant and wildlife found at the headwaters.
Permits are available to Headwaters at the Comal Members only. One time permits may be purchased for $25 per shoot.
By becoming a member, you will help support our mission to educate the community about sustainable environmental practices, their native environment, and their ecological and cultural history. Memberships also make a unique gift for friends, colleagues, and loved ones.
Receive all membership benefits for 1 adult
Receive all membership benefits for 2 adults and any children in your household
Receive all benefits for 2 adults and any children in your household, along with 2 guest passes to use throughout the year & 20% discount on programming
Receive all standard member benefits for 2 adults and any children in your household, 4 guest passes to use throughout the year, 4 free programming passes and 20% discount on any other programming throughout the year.