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Address: Landa Park Drive, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Phone Number: 8303874408
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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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Hot summer days

Every time we go to New Braunfels, we have to float down the Comal River. We have been down the river, when it is barely flowing and when it has been moving swiftly. Water temp is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Cindy S
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Mission, Texas
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Mission, Texas
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every time we go to New Braunfels, we have to float down the Comal River. We have been down the river, when it is barely flowing and when it has been moving swiftly. Water temp is perfect to have a refreshing dip on a hot summer afternoon. The rapids are a blast to go through, wish there was more of... More 

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Austin, Texas
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330 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, two friends and I enjoyed an afternoon walking along the Comal River in Landa Park and Hinman Island Park. There is a nice wide concrete sidewalk along the river for about a mile. Ducks and turtles were in the water. There are picnic tables as well. This is a must stop in New Braunfels.

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Thank M J
Richmond, Texas
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here with family and friends on several different occasions. For a time there it was our yearly outing location. It is fun and a very nice trip for all young and old alike.

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Thank JW P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Fun family/friend activity. The water was clean and refreshing. The people in tubes around you are friendly and fun. Rent a tube and go. Very inexpensive day fun.

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Thank TammieSearles
New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Floating the river on tubes is a popular summer passtime in New Braunfels, and there's no better family-friendly river than the Comal. Slow-moving and fairly shallow, it's perfect to bring along your kids and dogs!

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Thank Lisa W
Deer Park, Texas
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I am always skeptical of river floating - I get a little nervous with the chutes and rapids because I cannot swim very well. We have done the Guadalupe a few times, and I liked the lazy part, but the others parts tend to get me a bit anxious. The Comal is EXACTLY what I wanted - easy, leisurely float!!... More 

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Thank Angyl M
Gruene, Texas
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Be careful, no life guard and no small children under 16. I swim in the Guadalupe River for exercise. There are tables, bring food and drink, nice shady spot along the river.

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Thank Aristole
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

This river is a nice mostly leisurely float. I think it is more predictable than the other river floats. We had a really nice time on this float. We got our tubes at an outfitter and rode their shuttle back to our car so it's convenient too. Thumbs up!

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Thank Rita B
Missouri City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Most people float in tubes we used the large inflatable chairs it was great. Landa park is right on the Comal. River Run Condos is a great place to stay All ages will enjoy either swimming or golfing or eating at the great area restaurants.

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Thank Rita C
New Albany, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

While here in Texas we literally went tubing everynight down the comal river. It was so much fun and relaxing. I loved how you could see the bottom of the river in most places. I can not wait to go back.

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