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Olympic Outdoor Center

San Marcos, TX, USA
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About Olympic Outdoor Center
Olympic Outdoor Center leads a variety of daily recreational water activities geared toward providing irresistible fun for everyone. Enjoy a day -- or just an afternoon -- of riverside BBQ, Kayaking, Fishing, Stand Up Paddling (SUP), Canoeing, Surfing, and more in the beautiful, clear waters of San Marcos Springs. We are committed to providing you with the best programs available by immersing ourselves in the activities that we offer. No matter your age or abilities, you will enjoy personalized attention from our skilled instructors. Come see why paddling is the best way to get outside in Texas with more river trails, beautiful scenery, and good company than anything else in the state! Since the City of San Marcos banned BBQ's, and shade structures by the river we have openned up 10 of these cabanas on the water to keep this American Tradition alive here on the coolest, clearest river in Texas. Reserve yours today.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

IT WAS AMAZING! We trained in the river and I learned many things some about myself and the type of kayak I preferred. Ben and his staff are amazing and helpful, we have already made plans to return.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank nettielouise
Reviewed July 21, 2019

This trip is a tremendous value. For only $30 you get free river-front parking, bus transportation up-river, boat, lifevest, instruction, guided tour, and local insights. You also have the opportunity to stay and play in the water at the finish for free, including rope swing,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Pflugerville1
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

If it wasn't for Groupon I would have never known about this place, and I attended Texas State! Outdoor cabanas are available in numerous shaded areas right on the San Marcos River. A charcoal grill and picnic table are provided. There is a tree swing,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TaylorTXtf
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Nothing fancy. Caban’s are academy beach tents with picnic tables in each. Grills are tiny. “Tarzan” Rope was too short to swing on. Slide is bolted to a picnic table. Zip line is taped to a tree. Canoe rentals are $15/hr. No guided tours offered....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Breanna L
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Clear, clean, great family vacation. Buy your own tubes and float the river free. Buy from Lions Club shop on sight. Prices are great and proceeds help those in need. Best free family entertainment.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank txmskitty52
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Unkept, unorganized, unkind, unfriendly, unworthy, unethical. Save your sanity, your time and your money by avoiding this place. (Staff member, Cameron, is excluded from this otherwise dreadful experience.)

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank tanalsykes
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

He suggested a river putting us to danger and we almost got killed. When we left, he did not mention charges, he put on $175 on our card next day and lied to the bank that we pre-proved it.

Date of experience: September 2016
7  Thank Beihua X
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We have always had good experiences renting kayaks here. They have a real variety of kayaks for rent and the staff is great. Access to the San Marcos River is easy and you will be able to experience one of the cleanest and free flowing...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Clarke H
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Great experience all around. This organization offers rentals for kayaks, SUPS and more. They also offer excellent international kayaking trips to Central America.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Karla H
Reviewed August 15, 2016

We almost died. There was eight of us and the tour guide didn't come with us after we told her that we were first timers. Then, we all got flipped and almost drowned because she told us that we didn't have to wear our life...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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