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San Marcos River

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Description: A closed water supply from a natural spring at one end creates a unique...
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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Beautiful River

We have always enjoyed seeing this beautiful river next to the Texas State campus. It is cold and clear, perfect for swimming, tubing and paddle boarding.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Pearland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We have always enjoyed seeing this beautiful river next to the Texas State campus. It is cold and clear, perfect for swimming, tubing and paddle boarding.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

My sons and I floated the San Marcos river and really enjoyed ourselves. We wish we had bought an extra tube to float a cooler with drinks and sun screen, as I was dehydrated with just the one drink I brought with me. Just because you're in the water don't under estimate the need to stay hydrated and I'm not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It's a great way to relax and see the beauty of this crystal clear River up close. But be warned, the water stays at a chilly 72 degrees but it feels great once you get in. If you don't want to float there's a great spot to swim and swing from rope into the water at Anita Reyes Park. I'd... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great people san marcos. Friendly. River gets packed but it happens when its now the fastest rising town in texas. All can say is its a must to go bbq have a few (adults ha) and if with family its nice for summer. Just advice that you book early before summer no matter where u go in san marcos tx.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Beautiful river, if you haven't floated down it, you need to try it! Clean, deep(ish) water. But keep in mind, it does run through a large, very crowded college town, so parking is hard to come by, not to mention all the college kids hanging out.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Definitely recommend floating with the Lions Club! For $10 you get a tube for the day and free shuttle rides back to the top! And semi-cleanish restrooms. I've been with college friends and family- both ways were a lot of fun! Bring a water proof camera (I used a GoPro, so much fun) if you want photos, bringing a phone... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The river is spring water, so it's completely clear and a great temperature year round. Bring some goggles and look at the fish while you swim. Or you can bring some tubes and float. The river is free and definitely worth dedicating an afternoon to if you have the time!

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Wimberley, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Went to the San Marcos River, park hours are from 6 am - 11 pm. There is no camping in the city limits of San Marcos, however if you go to Martindale or outlying towns there is camping. Great thing about the park is that there is NO entry charge and NO parking charge. We rented tubes at the at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Located right in the heart of San Marcos, this is one of our favorite swimming and tubing rivers. The swimming area is nice enough to spend the whole day or you can enter here and tube down the river. The crowd is always pleasant at the swimming area and a nice range of ages and ethnic groups. And the water... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Everytime that I visit one of my friends that lives in San Marcos, I come here. It is highly recommended from me, it is a complete blast.

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