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San Marcos River

San Marcos, TX
+1 512-393-8400
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72 degrees YEAR ROUND

The river in San Marcos is crystal clear and a cool 72 degrees year round. The atmosphere is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
fm032017
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San Marcos, Texas
Great day of lazy tubing

Went tubing here with members of my extended family. It was a blast. Nice, easy, lazy current... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
daddymo2
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Buda, Texas
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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 good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lion's club” (33 reviews)
“tube rental” (9 reviews)
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San Marcos, TX
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+1 512-393-8400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Islandgirl409
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Spur of the moment day trip - drove to San Marcos with the kids to float down the river. Rented tubes from the Lions Club in San Marcos. Noticed their parking lot has drastically increased from a few years ago, which was good. Rental was...More

Thank K B
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Nice cool water in the hot summertime, tube rentals are a must! You can tie your tubes together with your own rope and you can take your cooler to enjoy your ride down the river.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The river is the only reason you need to visit San Marcos. Nothing beats a hot summer/spring/autumn/winter day at the river, yeah it is always hot here.

Thank Justin T
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This was our first time to float down the river. The Lion's Club has this down to a science and the price is excellent. This float is great for first-timers, about 40 minutes long. The river is calm, and there is easy access into and...More

1  Thank TheRealPublius
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

The Loin's club does a great job of taking care of the river and the people who float it. Not crowded in the middle of week. Enjoyed the fact there were not a bunch of drunks on the river. Peaceful and relaxing. Where else can...More

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