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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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Graham
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We floated the Comal and the Guadalupe River during the Record Breaking Float weekend. Both were fun, but the Comal was more kid friendly and clean.

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Aransas Pass, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Nothing better than floating this amazing river. Relaxing, exciting, one of my favorite places in Texas.

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We loved this trip! We went on a Friday so it wasn't as crowded as it normally is on the weekends. We rented tubes and coolers/tubes from Landa Falls. You need to make sure your coolers are tied down well when you go through the chutes. Also, tons of sunscreen is a necessity. It gets pretty deep if you get... More

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Cleveland, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Packed up and spent a wonderful relaxing weekend in New Braunfels. Thoroughly enjoyed the river. Water was a bit cool, but with triple digit weather and the hot Texas sun it felt ever so wonderful. Bring plenty of sunscreen and be careful of those having a little too much fun with the alcohol. Saturday afternoon was EXTREMELY crowded, but if... More

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Tomball, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I love floating this river, the atmosphere is usually pretty good. The weekends during the summer are way too pack, dangerous even. Some fellow floaters are not considerate when floating often blarring their music too loud.

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Load a cooler with some drinks, bring sunscreen and a hat and a trash bag to catch the empties. And don't forget your best lazy-summer-day attitude. Beautiful, cool river water, lovely homes along the riverbank to envy, and fun chutes. Be sure to read up on container restrictions - they are enforced. You can bring your tubes and hop in... More

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Chandler
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

When the other rivers are low, you can depend on a great float trip on this spring fed and beautiful Comal River. Whether you want to take a short 1-1/2 hour float, or a longer one, they will take good care of you and you are sure to have a great time!

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Port Arthur, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We rented tubes from TRT (?), and had BLUE tubes. This was our first time to float from the northern part of the Comal. We noticed lots of GOOD changes. All folks on the river had GOLD bands, for that day. Good idea. There was still a good bit of drinking, but not as much trash on the river. Way... More

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Azle, Texas, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was our river float trip and was pretty fun, there were a lot of people on the river. Everyone had a good time!

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Manvel, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There were a lot of families on the river. Not just a bunch of drunk teens and college kids. People were friendly. Really, there were even seniors floating on the river. A little foul language, surprisingly by adults, but really a nice time. Wear a hat and plenty of sunscreen. There were plenty of life guards on duty and the... More

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