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Comal River

New Braunfels, TX
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Swimming, Picnicking
Description: A two-mile river (the world's shortest) that offers sites for family picnics and gatherings.
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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

Beautiful river and scenery, but a little cold for me this time of year. Summertime would be a better time to play here.

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Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Floating the Comal has become such a great experience since the "can ban", or disposable container ban, has been in effect. It has always been a beautiful river and great time, but had become completely overtaken by a few out of control toobers, driven from their usual Guadalupe floats, due to the drought. Nowadays, the people are much more family... More

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Cibolo, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We love to go scuba here. Sadly, the tubers make that near impossible during daylight hours. But, once the fools go home to pass out or nurse their sunburnt hang over, the river belongs to the bubble makers!!

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New Caney, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

we floated down the comal river and it was so much fun we went back a 2nd time on our trip.The water was clear you could see to the bottom and a bit shallow but was enough to have fun.

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Two Harbors, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Went from Texas tubes down the Coumal River. Very relaxing ride for most of the trip. I decided not to go down the first chute and walked around it. I would have been better off going down the chute! Where you get back into the tube is right next to the bottom of the chute and there is a whirlpool... More

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Odessa, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

We have been tubing the Comal since I was in Jr high and I have been taken my grandchildren for years but after the last three years we will not be back. Very crowded with individuals drinking, using drugs, removing clothing and sex. We have always rented a property on the Comal and stayed for a week. Just so sad... More

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Newtown, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Went tubing on the Comal River. Started in the park. A two hour + trip. Great day for the kids. We bought our own tubes. Makwe sure you get a pump.

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Houston, TX
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I love floating the Comal River over the Guadalupe because the Comal is always deep and has a steady flow. It's 2-2.5 hours in duration and you can get out, get lunch, refill coolers, and float again. They've restricted the laws on how much alcohol you can bring and the size of the coolers and the containers so make sure... More

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Flower Mound, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had a wonderful time. I had two pre teens with me and everything was very "family friendly". Texas tubes had us in the water in no time. The shoots were as fast as a lazy river waterpark. Not scary - just fun! Bring something to drink. There is a little restaurant you can pull into on the river.

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McKinney, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Fantastic fun for the whole family! Lots of places to stop for food all up and down the river there are two waterslides type chutes to go through or if you prefer you may get out and walk around. Nothing bigger than an 18" cooler is allowed in a tube and no disposable containers of any kind! Rangers will take... More

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