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San Gabriel River

Address: Georgetown, TX
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Ranked #8 of 19 things to do in Georgetown
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Swimming
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Swimming
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Georgetown, Texas, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Comfortable, relaxing outdoor experience. Good for picnic, walking, and exploring the river. Good time for all ages.

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Georgetown, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The San Gabriel river runs through a beautiful park that is also fed by several small natural springs. Extensive amounts of wildlife including fowl. A lot of large trees to provide plenty of shaded areas as well as some nice sunny spots to enjoy. You will not disappointed with this lovely park. Throughout the year there are many events in... More 

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TexasCity,TX
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10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

During flood stage , don't dive in right away, but when placid , it is one good little peach and catfish fishery.

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Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

There are some nice runs of the San Gabriel, but it tends to be completely dry through several portions, especially in drought conditions. If you are used to the free-flowing, high volume rivers of the East and MIdwest U.S., you are likely to be disappointed...

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Georgetown, Texas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
42 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The hike and bike trail along the San Gabriel River is just wonderful. The city keeps is clean and well lit. It runs through different parks and has miles on trails. This is a great place to relax and let the pressure of the world disappear.

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Georgetown, Texas
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33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is very peaceful. Long good concrete with part gravel trails up both sides of River. There are several entrances as well. Some by park, but others by Lake Georgetown and spill-way, more secluded. Great asset to Georgetown. Walk, bike, run, walk dogs....

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Mount Vernon, Ohio
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109 reviews 109 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Whether it is a power walk or a stroll, its nice, cool and very appealing. Since I am from Texas originally, always pay attention to your surroundings anywhere because the Texas state snake aka the rattlesnake can be lurking. Did not see one though.

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Livonia, Michigan
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It had better be well maintained, because this is the source for the city's drinking water. There are several parks, walking trails, camping, and a swimming area, on the banks of the river. The reservoir, alone, is worthy of a visit.

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Manvel, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Very good tubing most of the way. I enjoyed it the best from my river chair in the water. Ran into very few people. Those we did run into were families. Great fishing too!

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Georgetown, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Beautiful river and park. There are trails that got all the way out to the lake that you can get to at different locations. Kept very clean and monitored by park patrol and volunteers.

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