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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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Beautiful!

San Marcos river is beautifully kept and family friendly! Love floating from Lion's club to Rio Vista with the "chutes."

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
christianfay11
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San Marcos, Texas
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San Marcos, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

San Marcos river is beautifully kept and family friendly! Love floating from Lion's club to Rio Vista with the "chutes."

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I use to tube down this river 20 years ago. I recently went to reminisce, and although it has become "commercial", I still enjoyed my hour journey down the river. The water is still refreshing. The amount of people in the river has increased over the years, but everyone seems to enjoy this small quaint trip.

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Thank txmmoore
San Marcos, Texas
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently went to river where my husband and grandson spent time diving into the cold san marcos river.I chose to sit on edge of water only getting feet wet

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Thank laguerabonnie
Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent a Saturday tubing...had fun, but waiting in line took longer than actually tubing. I speak no ill on any company, HOWEVER, you do get what you pay for. The experience is much different depending on what company you use. If you want to avoid a line, a higher priced company can help you avoid that...and if you don't mind,... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Paid $18 for a tune and spent 3 great relaxing hours floating down the river. I would recommend hiring a cooler and and float $15 more, but well worth it. It's like a party atmosphere on the river with people drinking and playing music all the way down, very good fun and friendly. Highly recommended - a great way to... More 

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Thank Claire T
Rowlett, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good time. Floated down twice. Would have done more trips, but was very crowded and had to wait a long time for shuttle back to the beginning the second time (finally had room on third shuttle bus). The wait was entirely due to it being a summer weekend and there being a lot of people. The first trip down right... More 

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Thank Stefano B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful glorious river. Definitely great for a swim any day of the year! Nice to sit by and cross the bridges and watch the fish and rice flow. It's peaceful. Please do not litter.

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Thank lilyb1ack
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our grown up kids and some friends to float the river. We rented our tubes from Texas State Tubes. It's not a fancy operation but they are very efficient. It was Saturday and crowded but we had a great time floating the river. Most of the crowd is boisterous but very friendly. The river was nice and cool... More 

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Thank Kevin M
Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say the river was so awesome , water was freezing even though it was hot . They have a place where you can rent tubes, or buy snacks. Definitely going there again.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start by saying that my 10 year old had a fabulous time, I, however, have learned a few things that would make it much better. First, we got there early enough to park on the road at the end of the river by the water falls, so that was good. I would absolutely buy a tube with a... More 

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