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San Marcos River

San Marcos, TX
+1 512-393-8400
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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.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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San Marcos, TX
+1 512-393-8400
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 20 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
Reviewed 4 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
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The river in San Marcos is crystal clear and a cool 72 degrees year round. The atmosphere is family friendly and super. Tube rentals available in the summer with pick-up service to bring you to the starting point. Wonderful place to spend the day.

Thank fm032017
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Went tubing here with members of my extended family. It was a blast. Nice, easy, lazy current. Water flow is slow, but steady. Lasted three hours and the current picked up after the first hour. A nice easy ride.

Thank daddymo2
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Formerly known as Aquarena Springs, they have a fantastic nature center and Glass Bottom Boat Tour. We saw scuba divers working in the lake.

Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Great river with tons of memories. We did not float but siting along the banks was pretty nice and water flow looked good.

Thank Charles V
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We moved our daughter into college and went to the river for a cool down. No time to do a float, although there were hundreds in the river. Not too crowded where we were. Easy access down stairs to the water. Easy in and out....More

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Quentin R
25 August 2017|
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
Quentin R
25 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!
Quentin R
14 August 2017|
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Response from sandrasdillon | Reviewed this property |
You wear whatever you are comfortable.