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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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Kayak heaven.

If you are into canoeing, kayaking, or just want to swim the Texas heat, than this is the place to go. They are rental places near the University if you forgot your kayak.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
maolphoto
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into canoeing, kayaking, or just want to swim the Texas heat, than this is the place to go. They are rental places near the University if you forgot your kayak.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone wants to go to the Guadalupe, Brazos and/or Comal Rivers, however, the San Marcos River is better than all the rest. The mouth of the river is located in San Marcos on the grounds of Aquarena Springs and is controlled by Texas State University. This has been done, in large part, to study and help preserve the river. What... More 

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1 Thank nurseallie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While i spend some days in San Marcos, my friends decided to take me to ther over ;) we had great time swimming in tubes ;) river is clean and families friendly ;) I would totally recommend it!

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1 Thank Natalia F
San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend floating down the river in San Marcos! I can't swim, and had no trouble at all. On a hot day, the water is nice and cold!

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1 Thank nancybaby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a good time on the river. Great mini-vacation during the long weekend. Can't wait to come back soon!

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1 Thank AstroRockets
San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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Thank Moe J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 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 August 22, 2016

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 August 22, 2016 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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Waelder, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

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

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