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San Marcos River

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Address: San Marcos, TX
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A closed water supply from a natural spring at one end creates a unique...

A closed water supply from a natural spring at one end creates a unique environment for plants and animals found only on this river also popular with swimmers, snorkelers and for inner tubing.

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An afternoon well spent

The glass bottom boat ride on crystal clear San Marcos River should not be missed. The college student who 'captained' the boat and served as our guide was very good and funny... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Afoodie65
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Cold Spring, New York
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Cold Spring, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The glass bottom boat ride on crystal clear San Marcos River should not be missed. The college student who 'captained' the boat and served as our guide was very good and funny. His 'lecture' gave us a better appreciation for one of the wonders of the area. Afterward we spent a lot of time wandering through the small but informative... More 

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Thank Afoodie65
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The river is a lovely experience, a true highlight of San Marcos. Depending on the area and on the time of year and weather the area is swarming with students which can be a good or not so great experience.

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Thank caitlinhaf
San Marcos, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place! Fun for the whole family. Transportation if available for $5.00 all day. Rental tubes are also available.

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Lufkin, Texas
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141 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always fun to canoe in this river even though it is cold. It can be busy at times in the summer, so we usually go in the Spring or Fall.

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Thank Ogletreez
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed every moment here,the meal was delicious and served by neat looking staffs and at a good rate.i wish to re-visit.

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Thank uc k
San Marcos, Texas
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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This is the community gathering spot. From collegevstidenrs to families, it's great for everyone. Tubing, canoeing, snorkeling, swimming, relaxing, picnicking. This is a gem.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We took the dog. We had wonderful fun. It was a little crowded. The river is beautiful! It's nice for a dip, a picnic, or just to dangle your feet.

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Thank Mary B
San Marcos, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is a tranquil place to go and relax. Awesome place to go tubing, and wonderful place to swim in the summer.

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Thank mxwill0216
Sheldon, VT
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

From the parking lot along the river it is a short half mile walk to downtown where we saw unicyclists, restaurants, and a very colorful Texas town

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Thank Harold S
Massachusetts
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208 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I made it a point to walk along the San Marcos River Walk in order to view the beautiful scenery and enjoy the outdoors. The walk was easy to navigate with mostly paved, smooth trails. Beautiful scenery, peaceful and lots of opportunities to sit, relax or reflect. Several areas of recreation to take advantage of, such as... More 

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