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“tube rental”(11 reviews)
“city park”(10 reviews)
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.
San Marcos, TX 78666
+1 512-393-8400
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

love the san marcos river, even during the summer when is typically full with drunk collage kids, it is still beautiful and clean.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank anavillanueva94
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

The Beautiful river never fails to impress me. It is Crystal clear, free from trash or any type of junk. The maintenance of the river and parks for and by the residents is commendable. You can fish, swim, kayak, walk the trails or just sit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank parkernomad
Reviewed February 1, 2019

Be sure to go to Texas State Tubes. Nice float. Water always chilly refreshing. Not always kid friendly on a college campus holiday.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nancyw728
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Food is generally good however expect the service to be slow , so if you want a leasurely meal then it is ok. You won’t be disappointed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank C3963GQstephenf
Reviewed December 20, 2018

From the start at Spring Lake the water is crystal clear. As it runs through Sn Marcos it is just a great river with so many people enjoying it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GoodEatsFan1960
Reviewed December 17, 2018

This is the most beautiful river I have ever seen. The water is so clear. The area around Texas State's campus is so nice the water current is pretty swift. They are protecting an endangered species, Texas Wild Rice. I would love to go back...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank diannesmar
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Spring fed and runs right thru town. Not as crowded as the Comal or Guadalupe. Very relaxing and convenient with the Lions Club shuttle.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tom P
Reviewed December 3, 2018

This was so fun to tube down with a group of friends. The water is a constant 72 degrees which is lovely. It's very slow moving so it's relaxing. There is a spot that the rapids get intense and it was a ton of fun...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DenyciaDawn
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Very scenic and good spot to check our. Recommend taking the time to have a look. Best to see during nice weather.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Garry M
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

I remember coming here as a kid and you had to watch out for glass and trash everywhere, you wore shoes in the water cause there was broken glass in the water wow what a great change so clean and beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andrew G
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Neha D
July 2, 2018|
Response from j0nesie0 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, with the jacket; it’s slow moving. Of course, nonswimmers are safest out of water.
Duany N
June 5, 2018|
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Response from j0nesie0 | Reviewed this property |
There are grills in the park areas. They fill up fast on the weekends. Beer in cans are fine. Glass containers are a no-go. Have fun!!
June 3, 2018|
Response from Moved2Texas | Reviewed this property |
Probably not - the San Marcos parks ban charcoal or wood fire cooking (can do some limited use of propane grills). If not going to a neighboring park, most of the other property, especially downstream past the dam where the... More