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San Marcos River

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Address: San Marcos, TX
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+1 512-393-8400
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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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4th of July

Great place! Fun for the whole family. Transportation if available for $5.00 all day. Rental tubes are also available.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Hector T
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San Marcos, Texas
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San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place! Fun for the whole family. Transportation if available for $5.00 all day. Rental tubes are also available.

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Lufkin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always fun to canoe in this river even though it is cold. It can be busy at times in the summer, so we usually go in the Spring or Fall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed every moment here,the meal was delicious and served by neat looking staffs and at a good rate.i wish to re-visit.

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Thank uc k
San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

This is the community gathering spot. From collegevstidenrs to families, it's great for everyone. Tubing, canoeing, snorkeling, swimming, relaxing, picnicking. This is a gem.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We took the dog. We had wonderful fun. It was a little crowded. The river is beautiful! It's nice for a dip, a picnic, or just to dangle your feet.

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Thank Mary B
San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

This is a tranquil place to go and relax. Awesome place to go tubing, and wonderful place to swim in the summer.

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Sheldon, VT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

From the parking lot along the river it is a short half mile walk to downtown where we saw unicyclists, restaurants, and a very colorful Texas town

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I made it a point to walk along the San Marcos River Walk in order to view the beautiful scenery and enjoy the outdoors. The walk was easy to navigate with mostly paved, smooth trails. Beautiful scenery, peaceful and lots of opportunities to sit, relax or reflect. Several areas of recreation to take advantage of, such as... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We were in San Marcos considering a possible move here. After checking it out while we loved the new development called Kissing Tree, we realized that what we had was hard to beat. Having driven fromDallas, about 500 mile round trip, we decided to look around. The San Marcos River is fantastic and worth a visit.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Usually hit the river after a round of disc golf at the college or Kyle. Mainly been during the week and it is not crowded at all. Have not been there on any week-end.

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