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Medina River

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Address: Bandera, TX
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+1 830-796-3600
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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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Kayaking the Medina River

My wife and I used the Medina River Co. to shuttle our two kayaks up river to Peaceful Valley Road. We paid $15 each. We left our truck at the crossing on highway 470. The river... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Schertz, Texas
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Schertz, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I used the Medina River Co. to shuttle our two kayaks up river to Peaceful Valley Road. We paid $15 each. We left our truck at the crossing on highway 470. The river is very beautiful and lined with huge Cypress Trees. There are several spots where you will need to portage around. Near the end of... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

My husband and I went kayaking on the Medina for our anniversary. It was so easy to get the kayaks in/out at the local park. No charges and we parked there all day while out on the water. The scenery was breathtaking, it was very peaceful, and in many parts, felt like we were the only people on earth. Definitely... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

For a small town this park is excellent. The River is crystal clear and the deer come from everywhere near hightfall.

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Thank popwolf
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

horse riding down by the river was just magical our guide was brilliant and so was our fellow horse riders, also the wild life was amazing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Medina River in Banderea is a perfect place for a swim. Easy acces and good facilities in the city park.

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Thank KatNau
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Perfectly clear water at a lovely temperature, so great for a swim on a hot day. On a tube it is perfect to go down the river.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Medina River was great to float on! It was super clear and the perfect temperature. We picked up a few tubes at the Ace Hardware and pumped them up, hopped in. The current was too strong so we could just paddle back to where we put in.

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Lufkin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

We didn't get in the water but stopped for photos. The emerald water and tree lined bank was absolutely gorgeous. However, a storm rolled in over night and dumped inches of rain. The next day the water looked like chocolate milk!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

What a beautiful river. On a hot day, nothing beats a swim or float in the Medina. There's a riverside park within walking distance of downtown.

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Thank MyZiggyMan
Corpus Christi, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

They are in serious need of new equipment! At $20. bucks a person you'd think they could ...they had mix matched tire tubes, none with a good bottom were available so we had no ice chest tube. They found us a so called bottom tube with homemade bungee cords haha We just threw our hands up & said "screw it,... More 

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