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San Marcos River

Address: San Marcos, TX
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Ranked #3 of 34 things to do in San Marcos
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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, Nature & Parks
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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San Marcos, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

OK. We love toobing or kyiaking down the San Marcos....from the gentle current down to the falls, until...well, THE FALLS...lost my beer, um, sunglasses...hat..and lots of other stuff every time I've gone down. What fun! Come if you want....please make it during the predictable tourist seasons so we'll avoid seeing you block up the river with all the other folks.... More 

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Tallil, Iraq
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Never have to worry about low water level. Spring feed fro Aquariena Springs. Great short float. Very clear water and tubes available for rent thur Lions Club. If you bring your own tube you can get free air at the HEB.

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Taylor Lake Vil
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Leisure times floating slowing down the river. Inner tube for you, and one for the food and drink. Great for suntans on nice days. Love it!

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San Marcos, TX
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This basically clear river also has a year-round water temperature of about 72 degrees (F), and originates at Aquarena Springs in San Marcos. Whether you enjoy tubing, kayaking, canoeing, or swimming, you can always find an enjoyable day here. Please keep it a clean river, both for the other people who want to enjoy it as well as for all... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The San Marcos River is beautiful, clean river. We have brought over 20 family and friends to float the river. My husband and out Britt kayak the river almost year round. The river flow is constant and cool on a hot summer day. Can hardly wait for it to warm up.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Well, I could stand to do without the absurd number of drunken tubers polluting the river, but other than that...

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San Marcos, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Just love this river. Great tube rides. Gentle ride. Swing from a tree rope. Grill picnic people watching. Constant water temp. Take a walk along the river. Beautiful place in San Marcos Texas.

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Floating the river is one of us Texans' main past times! Come along for the ride y'all!! You can relax the whole way or hop out and swim in the gorgeous, clean water! The surroundings are picture perfect and you will hardly ever meet an unfriendly character! We are all friends on the river!

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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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47 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
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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