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San Marcos River

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Address: San Marcos, TX
Phone Number: 5123938400
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A closed water supply from a natural spring at one end creates a unique...

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.

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BEST RIVER IN TEXAS

Crystal clear water at a constant 72 degrees year around. Several areas for swimming and kayaking. Summer finds lots of tubing on the river for a leisure float of almost an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Moe J
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San Marcos, Texas
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San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Crystal clear water at a constant 72 degrees year around. Several areas for swimming and kayaking. Summer finds lots of tubing on the river for a leisure float of almost an hour. Good walking area along the river for scenic stroll.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went august 18th and had a blast it was cold but that didnt stop us from swimming. There were not many people at all. The water was clear.

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Kyle, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful clear and cool refreshing water. How many rivers can you see a dime at the bottom clearly from surface looking down 15 feet. Great for tubing, at a relaxed pace. Observe vegetation found only on this river. Easy access and tubes available if you do not have your own.

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Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We love going to float the San Marcos and Guadalupe River almost every year. The water is always like 70 degrees and so relaxing

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Thank Audrey T
Waelder, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a great float! Some of the most friendliest people you'll meet! Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery!

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San Antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter & I went to pick up her cap & gown for her summer graduation from Texas State University. She thought I'd enjoy the "scenic walk" from San Marcos River at Sewell Park to the school. Having my "personal guide" that knew the little short cuts & that didn't get us lost made it that more enjoyable. So peaceful,... More 

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Thank Elvis1983
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids loved swimming in this fresh water river that was very chilly but great for the hot summer day. A little slick on the bottom, so we were glad we wore the water shoes. Fun free and cool

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Thank Rick B
San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was born here in San Marcos tx. I learned how to swin in these waters that people don't realize are cold due to the aguafer that brings this magical wonder from under ground and springs forward to provide life for countless of generations.

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Thank perezrobert57
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was really cool mini vacation trip. I'm just 2.5 hours from San marcos . My first time being here and this is a kids friendly place . Its Just that the water is too cold even the weather was around 95 degree, the water still was very cold. But after all awesome experience. We did the tubing too ,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We moved here about 20 years ago and our children and grandchildren have had hours of fun in the San Marcos River. They have had fun on the bottomless boat touring the springs and seeing all the growth and fish in the river. They have visited the museum by Texas State on conservation, explanations of the San Marcos River and... More 

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