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Walked down to river after eating at restaurant close by and it was beautiful. I loved all the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tyler, Texas
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Good flow

Great for tubing and a day of picnic. Clean waters. Good flow. Accessible from the River Oak Inn... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
San Antonio, Texas
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The portion of this river inside Hill Country State Natural Area is great for a swim.
Bandera, TX
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked down to river after eating at restaurant close by and it was beautiful. I loved all the cypress trees and the water was crystal clear. It was too cold when I visited but I’m sure it would be a great swimming spot in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

Great for tubing and a day of picnic. Clean waters. Good flow. Accessible from the River Oak Inn, where I stayed; and Bricks River Cafe, where I ate

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AdamMoore1983
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Cool water shaded with cypress trees and little island areas for camping while kayaking. There are two damn in the Medina near the town of Medina, but you can port around them. Check water levels, can get pretty low during drought conditions.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Cat2556
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Beautiful clear waters. Lots of places to stop and see the wildlife. Kids playing in ring tubes too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Amanda B
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful river! Clear waters, A lot less people, and much more relaxing than floating the Comal in new Braunfels or the Guadalupe. We used the Medina river company to rent our tubes theyre cheap and i highly recommend! Does anybody know of any public spots...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank giltc83
Reviewed July 10, 2018

River was low when we seen it but it had a pretty green color to it and seemed to be pretty clear water. Lot of people swimming in it. Seen some nice huge trees and wildlife.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Terry T
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful river! The water is amazing! The water level was a little low but was so much fun to kayak!

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank stephaniev992018
Reviewed April 13, 2018

Clear running waters lined with big cypress trees make this a natural attraction. Bandera has a public park (fee required) along the river within the town, but most of the river runs through private property.

Date of experience: April 2018
8  Thank TexCul
Reviewed April 2, 2018

We were told by locals not to bother with visiting the lake, as most of it was private frontage, they directed us to this river instead, only a couple of blocks outside town. It was lovely and would be a good place for all ages...More

Date of experience: March 2018
6  Thank lynnc185
Reviewed March 23, 2018

We were a family of seven ranging in age from 4 to 75 years old. We rented kayaks and floated for about 4 hours. The river is very clear and the water temperature was cool but bearable. The 9 and 12 year olds enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank Jerry M
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Gary G
July 25, 2018|
Response from Terry T | Reviewed this property |
It depends on where you are at as some places are low, but in Bandera, they are floating and swimming in it.
Gary G
July 25, 2018|
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Response from Terry T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there were kayaks in it last weekend down at the Bandera City Park