Visit San Marcos at IPW

Now that you've virtually explored the natural beauty of San Marcos, it's time to come check it out in person! Dip your toes or a paddle in the crystal-clear waters of the San Marcos River, which stays 72 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. Take to the trails and immerse yourself in nature without leaving city limits. Learn about the colorful history and rich wildlife with a Glass-Bottom Boat Tour and then light up the local flora and fauna with a Glow Kayak Tour. And, of course, so much more! So, what are you waiting for? 

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  • 201 San Marcos Springs Dr
  • (512) 245-7570

Head over to The Meadows Center for a very cool, and quintessential, San Marcos experience – the Glass-Bottom Boat Tour. The 30-minute tour of Spring Lake allows you to see the very bottom of the lake through a glass panel on the boat. You’ll see lots of flora and fauna, as…

  • 201 San Marcos Springs Drive
  • (512) 245-7540

See the local flora and fauna of Spring Lake up close and personal with the Spring Lake Snorkel Program! Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and is considered one of the longest…

  • 170 Charles Austin Drive
  • (512) 396-5466

What a perfect way to float your cares away! Bring the family, gather the old college pals, or plan a romantic tube trip for just the two of you. The float trip takes about an hour and is a fun way to kick back and enjoy the good life. The Tube Rental is located in City Park. How…

  • City Park
  • (512) 400-6259

Experience the San Marcos River like never before, with a guided Paddle SMTX Glow Kayak paddle adventure. Each clear kayak is equipped with waterproof LED lighting, with seven different color settings to choose from, that allow you to see the flora and fauna of the San Marcos…

  • 2102 Hunter Road
  • (512) 393-8400

If you’re looking for an easy hike or a scenic picnic spot close to town, the Purgatory Creek Natural Area is very close to town and within the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone. You’ll find stunning upland meadows, juniper groves, tall canyon bluffs and bountiful champion oak trees…

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