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Medina River

Bandera, TX
+1 830-796-3600
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Loved the Ruver

We were staying at the Mayan Dude Ranch and went to the Medina River the last 3 days. Although the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Little Rock
via mobile

We visited medina river whilst staying at Dixie dude ranch up the road. It was beautiful and we had... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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The portion of this river inside Hill Country State Natural Area is great for a swim.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“city park” (6 reviews)
“low water” (3 reviews)
Bandera, TX
+1 830-796-3600
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were staying at the Mayan Dude Ranch and went to the Medina River the last 3 days. Although the temp was 101 today the river was a cool resort since there was lots of shade. It is truly beautiful!

Thank Rita51
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited medina river whilst staying at Dixie dude ranch up the road. It was beautiful and we had the most beautiful photos here. Very scenic and definitely worth a stop when visiting bandera

Thank poenrich
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to boat and swim very clean water and friendly people around. Had a really nice time out there.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Skyline Ranch RV Park and got to fish on the Medina River. It is very pretty and we are planning to go back next year.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

My only gripe about this place is having to pay a fee to get into the park to access the river. It's $5 for everyone over 12 years old. It's not priced by vehicle. I paid with cash. I don't know if they accept credit...More

1  Thank KBreezyMofo
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is country side driving/stopping not to be missed. Texas is a beautiful state in this part of the world. Slow down. Take it in.

Thank seetheworld010
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This is one of the prettiest rivers I saw during my Texas trip. It's fascinating to me how these Texas rivers are almost level with the land and don't have high banks, like the ones in NH. Anyway, I loved looking at it. It was...More

Thank NHjo
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We used the Medina River Company for tubing. We did the 1 hour float and this river is amazing. It has water about 70 degrees, is crystal clear and a few rapids spots that are very fun. The scenery is breathtaking. Go on a weekday...More

4  Thank AVSBE7
Reviewed 20 March 2017

What a beautiful view at water's edge. Great place to stop and picnic and watch the ducks. There was a cute little play yard for kids as well.

Thank maxmtex2017
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a great place to just kick back and enjoy the Medina river as it runs through Bandera. Just to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day is all you can ask.

Thank Texascouple9290
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Is it a good place to fish/is fishing allowed?
5 May 2017|
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Response from Texascouple9290 | Reviewed this property |
Fishing is allowed but I have never seen anyone catch anything?
Does any one know if there an entry fee? And if so how much is?
2 July 2016|
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Response from Randi S | Reviewed this property |
on where you plan to go. If you go to the City Park there is a $5.00 per person fee (just insane) but if you go to any of the road side parks the Medina River is FREE!!!
Hillary S
I would like to take an effortless kayaking trip down this river because my children are beginners. Can anyone tell me a good place to put our kayaks in? In the reviews it mentions Brewington Creek Crossing but I can't find it on google and I'm not sure where that is since I am new to Texas. Thank you.
10 June 2016|
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Response from Majorjch | Reviewed this property |
I think you have the location, just make sure you take out at Bandera before the bridge and small waterfall right by the river park. If you go past the waterfall you won't be able to really take out for about another 5 or... More