Explore the Outdoors

Get ready for some outdoor fun in San Marcos! Enjoy one of the many hike and bike trails. Explore what makes the San Marcos River a unique ecosystem. Finish your adventure with a relaxing meal and then play outdoor games on the patio at the Railyard Bar and Grill.

  • West Laurel Street
  • (512) 393-8400

The area around San Marcos is thought to be one of the longest continuously occupied areas in North America due to its proximity to San Marcos Springs. San Marcos Springs and Spring Lake are rare ecological jewels among Texas water resources and support 5 endangered species…

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

*CLOSED for Season will reopen May 2022** 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…

  • 500 East McCarty Lane
  • (512) 353-0011

Located near the Edwards Aquifer, a prolific artesian aquifer, the Center is involved with scientific research, including equipment and technology development, captive propagation technique development, habitat restoration, native species life history studies, and invasive…

  • 1000 Prospect Street
  • (512) 392-6711

Reservations are required. To make a reservation, please visit wonderworldpark.com. Visitors have enjoyed touring the Balcones Fault Line Cave for over 105 years at Wonder World Park, the first commercial show cave in Texas. Today, while the cave is still a high point, the park…

  • 110 E MLK
  • (512) 392-8686

Industry's "everyday" menu offers smoked specialties, healthy bowls and salads, chef crafted veggies and plates, draft cocktails and local beers. The menu is centered around the in-house Texas Live Oak smoker and features southern staples with a fun spin, like Pimiento Beer…

Family Fun

San Marcos is the ultimate family destination, with plenty of activities for the whole crew.

Hiking & Trails

From leisurely strolls on ADA accessible trails to more challenging hikes on rugged terrain, San Marcos has trails for outdoor adventurers of all fitness levels.