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Address: Bandera, TX
Activities: Swimming
Description: The portion of this river inside Hill Country State Natural Area is great...
The portion of this river inside Hill Country State Natural Area is great for a swim.
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Scenic and peaceful spot right in town

The Medina river park is wonderful for a walk along the river or if warmer a swim. Very peaceful with beautiful cypress trees. Great time out for a little peace and exercise while... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
LadyRouge
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NC
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118 reviews 118 reviews
38 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Medina river park is wonderful for a walk along the river or if warmer a swim. Very peaceful with beautiful cypress trees. Great time out for a little peace and exercise while visiting Bandera.

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Robinson, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Medina river was beautiful shade of green. Very clean park area and we caught one bass fish while we were there!

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Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Bandera has a diamond in the rough with their Medina River. The park isn't developed as other parks however the river is beautiful. We enjoyed walking along the river bank and watching the ducks and fish. No entrance fee.

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Houston, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The river is gorgeous and there is a lovely riverside park where you can walk with your kids and dogs. Very photogenic.

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Bandera, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

While the Medina river valley is pretty (I live on the "river") there is no water in the "river". Some day, perhaps, there will be water and it will be a great place....again.

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Fort Stockton, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Took my husband fishing. the only down fall is the restrooms are far and if ya need to go you need to drive their otherwise its nice. Ducks and Birds makes it nice.

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Just got back from a swim, since the latest rainfall the water is sitting at just about 7' in some places nice little swim up the river followed by drying off in the sun with a snow cone had a nice time. Will be hitting up this spot for a little fun in the sun again tomorrow.

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Bandera, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I love swimming in the river, but lately because of the drought it is not as safe and sometimes it is closed due to bad water during the drought and the water not running, It is a great place to do a day picnic and hanging with friends. Several times a year events take place at the city park, which... More 

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Amsterdam
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349 reviews 349 reviews
245 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

It was really dry last year when I visited bandera. Most of the rivers have no water except this river, Medina river. I stop for a while and got down the river. The water is cool and clean.

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Sacramento, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

There is a little park/picnic just outside the town of Bandera, where you can park and have a little picnic or just walk along the Medina River and enjoy the nice. quiet and beautiful scenery.

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