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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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Dallas, Texas
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331 reviews 331 reviews
192 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Fun fun fun...crowded on holidays (we stay away on the holidays) yet on normal days a wonderful experience. Great for floating or just getting in and out flowing with the river. You can rent floats which is a great option if you do not have one, makes it so much easier to rent. Be careful of the down stream "waterfall"... More

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Pearland, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

On July 4, 2014, my wife & I, along with our small puppy, visited San Marcos, Texas to enjoy the cool, refreshing river. That practically NEVER happened as no matter where we went on the river July 4 and 5, the crowd totally left no place on the bank uncovered nor any place in the river to enjoy. We first... More

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

College kids were drinking, smoking weed, swinging from ropes, fishing, playing catch with dogs, peeing, spitting, and trashing the river. There were many groups tied together in huge blocks that caused tube jams. You have to be careful to lift your back in a lot of parts or else you will get scraped by rocks and logs. We ended up... More

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houston, tx
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our church's Youth Group enjoyed a day on the River this week. Overall there were 17 teens and 3 adults. We rented our tubes from the Lion's Club and they were fabulous. We picked a weekday, got there early and there was no significant waiting (we probably created the waiting). The parking lots had plenty of spaces. Each kid paid... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Floating the river was mostly ok, minus the people who could not handle their alcohol and were starting fights with strangers. I have since heard that there are "friendlier/less trashy" rivers to float on in the New Braunfels area. We also camped at Don's Fish Camp for this trip and it was awesome that there was no minimum night stay... More

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Giddings,Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Lots of people floating the river.It can get crowded on weekends.Lots of easy places to get in and out if you float. We sit in our chairs in the river and watch the crowd go by.

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Houston, Texas
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350 reviews 350 reviews
83 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is/was our favorite place to float the river but when we went over the Memorial day Weekend the entire place was over ran by rude ghetto people. When I say over ran I mean OVER RAN! Hundreds of these type people...maybe thousands. There could not have been more...they were packed in like sardines. loud, cussing foul language (all in... More

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Houston, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was a grad student at Texas State and floated down the river many times. I really suggest the San Marcos river over anywhere else because it is more family friendly then N.B. (less drinking and inappropriate and "rowdy" activities.) If you can come when college is out for summer I suggest renting a tube from the Lions Club and... More

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New Caney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

San Marcos is my favorite place to go on the water in tx. The rivers in this town are awesome for a good getaway. The water is ice cold and everyone is their for a good time. Floating the river is only one of the many things to do while their. Jacobs well is an awesome attraction right down the... More

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San Marcos, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

LOVE this place. Always the center of activity in this town during summer. It doesn't matter where you are on it.

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