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Medina River

Bandera, TX
+1 830-796-3600
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Relaxing Afternoon Float

Rented some tubes from the Medina River Company and they drove us by bus up the river a couple... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philip L
Awsome Picnic Spot

The Medina River in Bandera is a great place to go hang out for the day. You can grill out here or... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The portion of this river inside Hill Country State Natural Area is great for a swim.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • 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 1 week ago

Rented some tubes from the Medina River Company and they drove us by bus up the river a couple kilometers. We spent the afternoon relaxing in the slow moving Medina and cooling down from the hot Texas sun.

Thank Philip L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Medina River in Bandera is a great place to go hang out for the day. You can grill out here or take a picnic lunch. During the summer they charge a fee to enter. I prefer to go when it's less crowded during the...More

Thank purple_moon_12
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

fun for young and old on the gorgeous medina river...contests (the regatta is a MUST SEE), booths, food, cook-offs, camping not to mention swimming, tubing, kayaking. like being a kid again. decided to move here so will be at the riverfest every year from now...More

Thank Noel M
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The Medina River picnic area at the weekend is a vibrant place full of locals in their big trucks with their bbqs. It looks like a great place to swim and cool down, or climb up trees and jump out into the water below! We...More

Thank scw0790
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The river was low and slow but we were the only ones on the river. It was so peaceful and beautiful.

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Medina has many beautiful rivers. We found a great swimming hole that was deep and crystal clear. Peaceful and plenty of wildlife around.

2  Thank IdahoKate
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The river was great, even though it was a little low...We had 5 kids from 7 to 17, and all had a great time!

Thank terramagg
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful afternoon and the water is so clear! It is not the fastest float-about 2 hours to go a mile. But the trees offer a lot of shade and the water is refreshing without being too cold. The river is better for families...More

2  Thank TortolaLvr2009
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Always a fun and beautiful trip. Cousin lives close by and we enjoy taking our kids down to the river! Will always return when we're in the area.

Thank nicolefalt
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The Medina River is breath taking, the water is beautiful clean and clear. would love to come back and spend more time here

Thank sbraud
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20 September 2017|
Response from KBreezyMofo | Reviewed this property |
You can google Bandera City Park. It will take you to the river
Christina S
9 August 2017|
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Response from KBreezyMofo | Reviewed this property |
You can float but the river is very slow as there is a dam at the end and people usually don't go up the river far enough to float. its a great place to go swimming and bbq.
25 July 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
We went in April. Did not see and tubes at this time of the year.