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Medina River

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Address: Bandera, TX
Phone Number: 8307963600
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The portion of this river inside Hill Country State Natural Area is great...

The portion of this river inside Hill Country State Natural Area is great for a swim.

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Floating the Medina

We floated the Medina River for the first time and really enjoyed. It wasn't crowded and the river was clean.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
bmlsnook
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Caldwell, Texas
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Caldwell, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We floated the Medina River for the first time and really enjoyed. It wasn't crowded and the river was clean.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in late June 2016 and were so excited to see that there was water in the lake! It's been years since we were here, but one of the reasons we stayed away was because we knew the lake was dry. Not the case anymore!! The water was soo refreshing!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used the Twin Elms Ranch tube rental and shuttle service. They took us up the road to a bridge, where we got in and floated down to the pick up area, it took a little less than an hour. There was both slow moving water and some small rapids. The water was so clear and cool and it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We floated the Medina river on 6/18/2016 and it was really flowing. Safe for families with little one though, if life jacket on. Water is clear, and there is tree coverage for shade. This river is not well known as a floating river so the rowdy crowds are not here. A perfect place to go to get away from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The Medina River is a hidden jewel in Bandera. Not crowded like the Guadalupe and huge Cypress trees shade most of the river. Note: as of June 18, 2016 water is clear but running hard and fast. Last months heavy (historic) rains have the springs flowing into the river making the water C-O-L-D ! Fabulous for a hot summer day... More 

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1 Thank smileTexas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

So clean, cool and refreshing! Love the tub trip from Peaceful Valley to Ranger's Crossing! So thankful I can enjoy our beautiful river for free all year round!

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La Verne, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This area was beautiful for pics and some visitors were swimming or sitting with their feet in the water to cool off. I also saw a young man catch a fish. They had had heavy rains the week before so water was high and moving quickly.

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Bandera, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This is the perfect place to put in and float, beautiful clear water. The trees are amazing. Nice spots to pull up and just chill and then continue the ride. Some nice fishing too!

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I've always liked the Medina River, especially out FM 2107 to the river crossings up there. At Brewington Creek Crossing there is a good place to park, set up your chairs and enjoy the water. I would tell anybody going to any river in the Texas Hill Country to check the weather frequently and often because this one in particular... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

One of our favorite summer spots is the Medina River in Bandera! It is a little slice of heaven! Huge trees reach over and shade a lot of the river. It is absolutely beautiful! Take a few tubes and enjoy a beautiful and hot Texas afternoon on the river!

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