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Address: New Braunfels, TX
Activities: Swimming, Picnicking
Description: A two-mile river (the world's shortest) that offers sites for family...
A two-mile river (the world's shortest) that offers sites for family picnics and gatherings.
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make sure you plan on spending the entire day here......relax the day away! Tube rentals are available all throughout town

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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New Braunfels, Texas
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Spicewood, Texas
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Well gee coming down the first chute, a dumb kayaker had the entire nose of the kayak blocking the end. Glad he didn't kill my husband as he came out and hit the kayak with his body. We lost our drinks, our sunblock, his hat, everything. That was our second time there. Our first time, it was soooo slow. We... More 

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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This river is clean and so amazing. The water was clear and the grounds around it was nice. The weather was amazing so it made our vist even more pleasant. I fell in love that day standing over the river with the awesome man who has entered my life.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Fun for the whole family. This river is so clear it is amazing. It can be a little crowded if you go on the weekends especially in the summer, but it is worth it

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McKenna, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Floated the Comal today (see review of Texas Tubes). The weather was a perfect 80 degrees and a lot of sun. The water was unbelievably warm for spring water. The scenery of homes, and parks were great to view. Today there were a handful of tubers and a few kayaks which made it a very peaceful float. Be prepared though... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Went for morning swim training up and down stream .literally swam with the fishes in the clear water!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Perfect Water Attraction for budget minded or just plain Chillaxing. I try to come here at least once a year. The cool, clean spring water of this river is the best! Grab a tube, a drink and float!

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West Haven, Connecticut
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The river gently winds its way through New Braunfels. There's a park on one side and houses on the other until you reach the Schlitterbaun Water Park on one side. The current is gentle and was no problem for our 7 & 9 year old boys. We took life vests for our kids for our peace of mind.there's 4 or... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The water isn't freezing like the Guadalupe and you don't have to walk half the time like the Brazos. Beautiful and relaxing!

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New Braunfels, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

make sure you plan on spending the entire day here......relax the day away! Tube rentals are available all throughout town

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Atascocita, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I'm glad to say that it wasn't tube to tube in the river on my weekend trip. The water was clean looking and the rapids were great as usual. Very peaceful. Can't wait until the summer time to spend it with my family!

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