Prince Solms Park

Prince Solms Park, New Braunfels: Address, Phone Number, Prince Solms Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Prince Solms Park
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Park that is used as a launch point for float trips down the Comal River.
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TABristolUK
Bristol, UK59 contributions
Jan 2020
An unexpected delight on my morning run through New Braunfels on New Years day there were quite a few people doing some lazy laps in the river and I'd imagine during the summer, indeed you can see all the tubing infrastructure that this place really comes to life. But even in the winter, the walk alongside the river is a delight - the river path is currently blocked going into town where it would pass under a bridge that's being reconstructed. It's also connected into Landa Park if you look on the map which is also really great to visit.
Written January 10, 2020
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Prince Solms park is a city park through which the Comal river runs. You pay a small admission fee and rent a tube (you can bring your own if you have them). There is a low water dam and the bulk of the water runs through a man-made "chute" (about 6 feet wide) on one side of the dam. The drill is as follows: you throw your tube into the river above the dam, jump onto it, flow through the chute (fairly rapid). The chute comes out at an angle so that you are pushed across the river. You get out, walk back over the dam and do it again. You can go without a tube at all or holding on to someone else's. It's a bit tiring climbing out of the river and carrying your tube back over the dam over and over, but well worth it. You can spend a couple of hours here and have a blast for very little cash.
Written July 24, 2002
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bonmor
Tomball, TX25 contributions
May 2011
If you have small children and you want to tube the Comal River, then this is the place to go. The river float is about 2 hours and there is a tube shoot (my two got out and did this over and over again). The Guadalupe was low, due to the lack of rain, so our only option with two small kids, was the Comal. If you're thrifty/frugal, you can buy tubes at Wal-Mart or anywhere in town and save some $. If not, you can rent tubes for around $7 for the day. We enjoyed our day and still had time to go into Gruene for some good food, shopping and music.
Written May 27, 2011
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MichelleGrenier
San Antonio, TX315 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
I just recently moved back to Texas after being gone for 3 years to NC. My daughter and I are on a quest to visit all of the watering holes in Texas. Today, we didn't feel like traveling far so we came back to one of our favorite places, Prince Solms Park. It is still as fun and entertaining as ever. This is what makes South Texas so special! The park is full of families picnicking, tubers and sunbathers. Today, my daughter and I sunbathed and floated in our tubes but did not continue down the famous tube chute to keep floating down the river.

Here were some noticeable changes. It's $10 to park in the park parking area. We didn't want to fight it so we parked up the street in someone's private yard for $15. There is parking all around ranging from $15-$25. We brought our own tubes but there are plenty of places to rent tubes. It's $2 to get in the park with tubes. If you don't have a tube, it's free. They have a famous slogan so you remember: $2toTube. You can float down the river for about 2 hours, get out at the stairs and walk about 1/4 of a mile back to the park. It's not that far or you can pay $5 for a ride from one of the many tubing outfitters. Overall, this is one of the best things to do or places to be during the summer in Texas! We love it!!
Written June 12, 2017
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Janxcdlily
Houston, TX59 contributions
Jul 2013 • Family
We were told this was an excellent place to picnic and spend the day tubing. Parking was a bit of difficult because it is quite busy so we parked across the park(there is an unloading area so you can unload then park). There is a tube chute and tube rental on site however someone else told us to go to one of the other places around there because the tubes that were rented were black in color and we would burn ourselves from the sun while we were floating. We got situated with the tubes, we found a nice spot and camped out. There were bathrooms available for changing but upon returning to our spot we were charged to "use" the spot we were in to picnic even though we were not at a table with benches. Finally after all of that we headed to the step area which is very slippery so beware and we "tubed" for a little while then had to get out because we did not pay to go down the tube chute. We got out, made our way to pay for the tube chute fee then we were able to relax and enjoy the water. There is a lot of weeds and plants floating but the water is cold and clear. This is a dog friendly park so beware because there are people who do not pick up after their dogs. There are plenty of park rangers and police on site.
Written July 8, 2013
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Danbud
Houston, TX323 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We tuned the comet from solos park. We arrived by 9am on a Monday. We used the parking app ParkMobile to pay $20 for our parking.

We walked down to river and put our stuff at a picnic table. There is a sidewalk to walk up steam a bit and stairs to put in and float to the chutes.

The chutes are fun, quick and exciting. A little bit of rapids like waves.

Then you either get out and walk back to the launch area and do it again or float on down the river, through another chute, and past Schlitterbahn.

You can then get out at the marked tubers exit, walk down to the red light, turn left and walk right back to Prince Solms Park. It’s about an eight to ten minute walk. We did this once.

We walked across the street from the park, and down a little, to Pat’s place and got hamburgers for lunch. You could also bring lunch in your cooler, but we had driven in the night before and had forgotten to buy lunch meat and bread. But the hamburgers were cheap and delicious after four hours of tubing.

Tip. The parking app buys you ten hours of parking. We started ours at 9am, so it went to 7pm. But after 7pm parking is free, so it was not an issue.

Also, the park opens early, 6a maybe, but there was no one to rent tubes or charge chute fees until noon.

The chute fee is $5 for a wristband. Cash only. The park was incredibly clean and well worth the price.

We brought our own tubes, $9 at academy, and had a 12v pump, from amazon, that we used to air them up at the car.

It took about 15 minutes to air up the tubes and get everything ready, once we were at park.

We had a good hour from 9a to 10 before any other tubers showed up. Then it was after 12 when the masses really began arriving. So if you bring your own tubes you can tube from 6a to noon without the crowds.

We left all electronics in the car and I carried only my car key in a waterproof pouch that floats, strapped to my tube handle.
Written July 16, 2019
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Gagan G
London, UK22 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
Hinman Island Park, which is between Landa Park and Prince Solms Park, is a beautiful destination for all kinds of family water fun and recreation at almost no cost. River is super clean and all green, please help keep in clean and trash only in provided places. Swim, Kayak, Tube, Snorkel whatever you like to.. nature is all yours. This place is just fantastic. Carry your food, sodas, and hit up here for a family picnic or beautiful date evening. This place is just you come once and you would like to keep coming ever!!
Written June 18, 2017
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Albert A
San Antonio, TX11 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
We went to another river to tubing and most of another tuber are too wild with drunken act for my kids to have that kind of experience, so we heard that Prince Solms are more nicer and cleaner with good people and we went.. As I reviewed, Its perfect spot for my kids to have an experience there as peacefully.. We decided to go there more often than another spot. AND do not bring a form ice chest or else they will write you up a ticket to pay up a fine fee..
Written May 21, 2016
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Thomas C
Austin, TX37 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Great for swimming, tubing, near-death-experiences when going down without a tube, people-watching, and lifeguard action. You go down this once for free if you tube the Comal. But to go down it repeatedly (which is what we like to do, the rest of the river is kind of boring for us), you need to pay a little ($5 or $7 on weekends / holidays, cash only). Hint: not for weak swimmers, at least without life vests. Hint 2: Wear sandals. Hint 3: Buy a tube and bring it with you, cheaper than renting it there (which requires like $22 cash, $15 of which you get back) Hint 4: They frown on non-tube floatables, like boats, crocodiles, etc. (everything needs to be less than 5' in length / width)
Written August 1, 2019
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Monte O
Austin, TX140 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
THe park is located just off the roundabout in town. The parking situation was a bit confusing. Signs everywhere stated $10 fee and said pay at kiosk. I never found the kiosk. The park was large and access to the river was an easy walk. There was a tube shoot and seral tubers floated by as we sat on the riverside. Easy access steps to get in the water for a while but slippery rocks and a good current should be noted!
Written October 9, 2017
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