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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, Outdoors
Owner description: A closed water supply from a natural spring at one end creates a unique environment for plants and...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I liked that the river had a park area at a place where you could stop tubing and enjoy grilling some hamburgers. Even an(a) infant/toddler pool park just off the river as well.

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The water was nice and cool and pretty clear. We were near a small park that had free parking, and areas to have a cook out. There was limited grass to sit on near the river. I can't believe they allow drinking and tubing as a ton of cans end up everywhere. The water is low in some spots due... More 

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Florence
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

San Marcos river is very near to downtown and with its two small falls it tubers's paradise. But you can also sunbath on the grass or take a bath in the calm waters. Topless is allowed all over Texas. In the morning it's almost peaceful but obviously, in the afternoon, especially in weekend days, it's a little bit crowded. No... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

San Marcos City Council has allocated funds for entrance and egress throughout the river's winding trail. They even put in a chute for a wild ride at the end. It can get crowded on the weekends and holidays but the crowd doesn't get rowdy since it only takes a couple of hours to ride and that's not enough time to... More 

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Jenks, OK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Scenic River and perfect for family gatherings, cookouts and rafting. A treasure for the city of San Marcos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The river has many access points that you can easily put in and take out your tubes. The water is clear, clean and a steady 68 degrees year round. Extremely pleasurable to spend time on the San Marcos river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nothing feels better on a hot Texas summer day than jumping into the crystal clear 72 degree San Marcos River...especailly after a night on the town in San Marcos!

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Burleson, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Liked the clean river, coolness of temp., the amount of time (2 hrs.) The ability to bring a cooler with for drinks and a snack.

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Richmond, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Slow pace river. In certain areas the motion stops so you will need to do some paddling. We loved the final three water falls. I would do that over and over again.

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Pearland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had a great time. There were a few rowdy, foul mouthed people(young and old) but we would just float away or wait till they passed. Seemed like everyone was doing that. THe Lion's Club is there on site to rent tube's from. $10 per tube with or without a bottom and $20 deposit per tube, they will take a... More 

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