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San Marcos River

San Marcos, TX
+1 512-393-8400
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San Marcos River Adventure Kayak Tour
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Half-Day River Tubing Experience on the San Marcos River from Austin
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lion's club” (35 reviews)
“tube rental” (10 reviews)
“city park” (9 reviews)
LOCATION
San Marcos, TX
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+1 512-393-8400
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"lion's club"
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"tube rental"
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"city park"
in 9 reviews
"fish camp"
in 6 reviews
"year round"
in 12 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 5 reviews
"starting point"
in 5 reviews
"shuttle service"
in 6 reviews
"rent tubes"
in 4 reviews
"clear water"
in 9 reviews
"spring fed"
in 6 reviews
"new braunfels"
in 9 reviews
"texas state"
in 13 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 9 reviews
"whole family"
in 6 reviews
"parking lot"
in 6 reviews
"aquarena springs"
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Nice river despite an abundance of trash due to folks throwing beer cans, etc. into river (shame on you!). This float is VERY kid friendly and kid-full. I prefer less kids on my floats so this would be the last choice location for me as...More

Thank JBenziger
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

This is a beautiful clear river that runs through the heart of town. I have tubed it long ago with friends. The park also offers great seating to just enjoy the splendors. It is very quiet when it's not summer and you can enjoy the...More

Thank Lacey C
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Best tubing river for families, especially with small children. Take advantage of the Lion's Club tube rental in City Park and ride their shuttle back.

Thank Charles J
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Going to the San Marcos is a beautiful experience. Seeing the crystal clear water and an occasional fish or 2 is one of the best ways to clear your head for a bit.

Thank Sandy S
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Cleanest most clear river in the state of Texas. Friendly park rangers easy parking close to the river.

Thank Rattler56
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

You can tube on the river or take a tour on a boat with a glass bottom and learn all about the springs. Really amazing to learn water used could be as old as 1700s due to the way the springs exist. Very cool. Also...More

Thank gustav2011
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Perfect for floating on an tube from the Lions Club,Rental. It is a summer treat to go on a lazy trip down the San Marcos River.

Thank Jesse S
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We took the 45 minute tour......it was fantastic!! The guide was very knowledgeable and the scenery was beautiful!

Thank Pat M
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

This river has amazed me since I was just a toddler. We took our yearly summer vacation in the New Braunfels/San Marcos area. Dad would drive us all around the river road and we would stop at each crossing, wade in the water, and skip...More

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We put into the river near the Lion's club - close to Texas State Universith. It is a wonderful, cook spring fed river and a great spot for tubing. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed our day. There is lots to see and the...More

Thank Moved2Texas
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Quentin R
24 August 2017|
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Response from sandrasdillon | Reviewed this property |
They monitor the river flow. If it is flowing too fast, it is not safe on river. I would expect the hurricane and its slow move would drop much rain in area that tubing the river may be prohibited. I would continue... More
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Quentin R
24 August 2017|
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Response from bibaball | Reviewed this property |
Yes you may. Even better get a tube with a bottom and tie it to your tubes. Viola!
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Quentin R
13 August 2017|
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Response from sandrasdillon | Reviewed this property |
You wear whatever you are comfortable.
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