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San Marcos River

San Marcos, TX
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in San Marcos
Type: Bodies of Water
Owner description: A closed water supply from a natural spring at one end creates a unique environment for plants and animals found only on this river also popular with... more » Owner description: A closed water supply from a natural spring at one end creates a unique environment for plants and animals found only on this river also popular with swimmers, snorkelers and for inner tubing. « less
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Omaha, Nebraska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The San Marcos River is one of the best recreational rivers in the nation. I am a life long outdoor enthusiast and have been on many rivers. It is a spring fed river that comes up right on campus. It is great for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, tube floating or just dipping your feed. It is as clean and pure as... More

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DSergi
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The river is the life good of the town. in the summer I jump in and feel the death of all care as the water is cleansing and revitalizing. The water is a constant 72 degrees. My favorite part is Sewell Park aka Bikini Hill where young and old mix and enjoy the park. You can BBQ along the river... More

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San Marcos, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My wife and I have been tubing the San Marcos river for about 50 years. And, yes, we enjoy being on the river even with, or perhaps because, of the masses of university students at times. Get in just below the dam at Spring Lake. You'll race at times and sometimes slowly drift through the university's Sewell Park, the City... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I went to college in Austin and had family in Wimberley Tx. This is a great spot but remember it is a fragile ecosystem, treat it with care! I've been on this river long before it was remodeled. Over all great time. Have fun!

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San Marcos, TX
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The San Marcos River is, in fact, incredible. Because most of the river tourism happens in New Braunfels on the Guadalupe and Comal. Let's keep it that way! :) Seriously, if you are looking for the thrill of rapids, the Guadalupe would probably be more exciting for you. If you do decide to check out the San Marcos River, please... More

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San Marcos, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is by far the best thing to do in the hot summer days! the river is very clean and clear. drink, BBQ, tube and have fun!

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ktmoefun
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I have lived in South texas for years and have tubed the comal, the Guadalupe, and the Sam Marcos river. I find the Sam Marcos to be the prettiest float as well as the most consistent to not have your bottom dragging due to low water. While it can be full of college students some times of year, it is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The San Marcos river in San Marcos is the perfect place to cool down on a hot Texas summer day. The water is very cool and refreshing (even in summer, because the water comes there directly from the springs) there is a lot of space (sun and shade) to lay down, have a picnic or play frisbee or vollyball. The... More

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Huntsville, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We took out granddaughter, she loved it. Missed the entrance due to signage being on a high billboard rather than at street level, but no matter it was fun. Be sure to take water if traveling in summer.....it's really hot.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We had a good time in the river. We used the Lions Club tube rental. They were very easy and picked us up at the end. I would recommend having cash for the deposit- they said it could take weeks for us to get the deposit back. We didn't experience the drunken craziness as other viewers, we went early on... More

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