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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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Been going since I was young & I love the cool cold water. I would mos definitely explore more wit more friends and in-laws haha

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Lindz M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been going since I was young & I love the cool cold water. I would mos definitely explore more wit more friends and in-laws haha

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Thank Lindz M
Royse City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always enjoy swimming in the San Marcos River! It's cold but once you get used to it, it's a lot of fun!

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Thank B-row23
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a great place to go tubing. If you start at the lions club and end at the tube chutes. It normally takes around 45 min to 2 hours to do one trip depending on the water level. Water is nice and cold.

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Thank Brad B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The river is so refreshing this time of year. Lots of people to see and good times to be had. Will be back

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Thank 621terenas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not an exciting river. It does have a lot of college people's and old folks with beer in rubber tubes in it.

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Thank Alzor S
Cold Spring, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The glass bottom boat ride on crystal clear San Marcos River should not be missed. The college student who 'captained' the boat and served as our guide was very good and funny. His 'lecture' gave us a better appreciation for one of the wonders of the area. Afterward we spent a lot of time wandering through the small but informative... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The river is a lovely experience, a true highlight of San Marcos. Depending on the area and on the time of year and weather the area is swarming with students which can be a good or not so great experience.

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Thank caitlinhaf
San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great place! Fun for the whole family. Transportation if available for $5.00 all day. Rental tubes are also available.

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Lufkin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Always fun to canoe in this river even though it is cold. It can be busy at times in the summer, so we usually go in the Spring or Fall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

I really enjoyed every moment here,the meal was delicious and served by neat looking staffs and at a good rate.i wish to re-visit.

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