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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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Humble, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I have been tubing before, down cold water springs where you are surrounded by nature and don't see a man-made structure during the entire river run and even on the most crowded days you still feel like you are really far away from civilization. This is definitely not that kind of experience. The day was perfect for tubing - 102... More

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Dallas, TX
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91 reviews 91 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

clean, fun lazy river, fun chutes, great people, good slow current for long , lazy and relaxing day. fun little bar and grill ,Chucks, across the street for after tubing lunch. Good Burgers!

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had a great time tubing down the Comal River, nice family area. Word of caution, going in and getting out of the river the rocks are slimy, so footing is slippery. Also if you have neck issues opt for a tube with a head rest.

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Dallas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We got in the Comal River at Texas Tubes where it's very clean -- the further down the river we got, the trashier it was with people leaving their beer cans all along the steps and shore. At one point my son noted about 20 sunk beer cans on the bottom in one spot (although the water is clear enough... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The river was cool and clear the day we decided to float. The "2 hour float" ended up being more like 3 because of the congestion on the river. I couldn't believe how many people were floating it's similar to bumper to bumper traffic. Even with all the people we had a good time. Be advised that it is pretty... More

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New Sarepta, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Check the water level with locals before your trip. When we went the water was low with a lot of algae in it. There is a public park that has tube shoots built on to the river. You can either bring your own tube or rent it at the park.

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We went with Texas Tubes, but would use a different company next time, only because their tubes were not great, no handles. Otherwise a great service and decent price. We want on a Saturday, so very busy and actually took us 4hrs! A great time and fun for the kids too. An easy intro to river tubing!

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

River was clean and water was cool. Nice flow for a good float. Plenty of options for floating the river. Put ins and take outs are easily accesable.

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Chicago
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Landa River Trips offered a Groupon so we thought we'd give it a try. This was our first time tubing and the folks at Landa River Trips were very friendly and helpful in showing us the ropes. We each had a tube and also got one for our cooler. We had our packed picnic lunch during the first & slowest... More

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Houston, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This river is considered one of the more clear to tube on. If it's a good time, you could snorkel and see tons of fish! It does have a really fun tube shoot soon after starting. The river runs pretty slow the rest of the way. If you want more 'action' go to the guadalupe. But the comal is really... More

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