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San Marcos River

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Address: San Marcos, TX
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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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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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Stacie78666
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San Marcos, Texas
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San Marcos, Texas
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank Stacie78666
Austin, Texas
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104 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Thank Harold S
Massachusetts
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207 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
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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180 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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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HOUSTON, TEXAS
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Cool , clear spring water greets the tuber as she enters the river. Let the current take you down at a slow walking speed. Bring a cooler for the beer or water...it gets its own tube, of course! Lots of people watching along the way. At the end, hot bus ride back to your starting point but well worth the... More 

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Pittsburgh
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131 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Great to go tubing down the river . It's beautiful and refreshing. Make sure to pack sunscreens And food as depending on the river level could be a few hours. Packed during the weekends in the summer. Can be noisy as people bring stereos. A lot of people drink and smoke so make sure I You are ok with that... More 

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Houston, Texas
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

The San Marcos River is one of the most beautiful things about Texas. Such a fun summer activity to take friends and family to. Bring your cooler tube and fill up your cooler with as much beer as possible and have yourself the best time ever. The river is the perfect temperature for the Texas summer heat.

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