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Comal River

New Braunfels, TX
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming, Picnicking
Owner description: A two-mile river (the world's shortest) that offers sites for family picnics and gatherings.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming, Picnicking
Owner description: A two-mile river (the world's shortest) that offers sites for family picnics and gatherings.

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Cedar Park, Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My wife and I usually make it a point to come out at least once every other weekend during the Spring / Summer / Early Fall. There's something about a lazy river float taking up 3-4 hours (if you do it right and enjoy the 'parking areas') and leaving your cares behind for an afternoon that's fantastic. They recently overturned... More 

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New Braunfels, TX
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great family fun. About a 2 hr float. Come during the week or after school starts and avoid crowds and enjoy the peace. Go to Schlitterbahn while here.

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Bronwsville, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I love that it gave you time with nature and that your are able do exercise, it is a good way to huddle with your co-workers.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The Comal is a great river to float if you don't want to be on the water all day. The average float takes between 2-4 hrs depending on where you put in. With no more can ban any beverage is ok just please don't trash the river. There are quite a few eateries within walking distance and all are pretty... More 

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USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The Comal is a beautiful spring fed and clean river. Water is cold, but nice in the heat of summer. There is not a lot of parking so it's best to be dropped off at Landa park. The length of float time depends on water levels and flow. Keep valuables in watertight floatable containers, wear cheap glasses and use an... More 

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We went on yet another little weekend excursion this time to the Comal River to tube. We did not go on a major holiday so it was not crowded. This was our first time and good fun. I did learn a few things though. Get at least one extra tube with a bottom to hold your stuff whether it be... More 

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Bigelow, Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Wow you can tell that Texans really appreciate a good creek. They apparently don't have many because half of Bexar County must have been on this little spring fed stream when we floated. Lots of young people having a good time with coolers filled with beer. It was not as rowdy as you would suspect but it was crowed. Don't... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

There is no parking at the Comal River to go tubbing or access the river. We live here in New Braunfels and we gave up this year on tubbing because everytime we packed our stuff and drove over there, we could never find a parking space.

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Houston
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

What a relaxing way to spend 3 hours. We floated the Guadalupe using Rockin R tubes. Be sure to wear water shoes and get a tube with a bottom. Make sure the bottom has all the straps attached or you will be scooping up rocks. You may not have that problem if the water is high. We floated during drought... More 

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Frankston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Although the River is a bit low still very enjoyable. Fireworks shows are awesome. Lots to do around the River.

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