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Medina River

Address: Bandera, TX
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Ranked #8 of 19 Attractions in Bandera
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming
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Owner description: The portion of this river inside Hill Country State Natural Area is great for a swim.

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Fort Stockton, Texas
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52 reviews 52 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
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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237 reviews 237 reviews
178 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

The Medina River, especially in Bandera City Park, is a great resource for Natives and visitors. You can float, swim, or just enjoy under huge shade trees all along the bank. Tube, kayak, & canoe rentals are available up stream of the Park. Wonderful setting for family gatherings. If you need a cool & relaxing place while in Bandera, check... More

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West Columbia, Texas
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140 reviews 140 reviews
72 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

We have been here alot. My kids love the rope swings. You do take risk in own hands by swinging on them. It's a great place to lounge in the cool water. If you jump straight off the platform at the top of the rope swing, when you land in the water, you will be bruised because it's so high... More

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Beaumont, Texas, United States
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104 reviews 104 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

When the water is up, you can't beat this river. So much better than the Guadalupe. And there are so many places to enjoy it, especially near some of the bridges, The water is so clear and never trashed like other places.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

it is spring fed and so crystal clear. It will be refreshing in the summer because it is so cold! It was low when we were there,

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Williamsburg, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Looks like a delightful place to swim in the not summer months. I noticed a ladder up a tree with a nice long rope for swinging and plunging into the river.

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