A cheeky reusable container peeks out over the edge of a personal cooler on the banks of the San Marcos River

Coming to play in the San Marcos River?
We have a few new rules to keep in mind when planning your visit.

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The San Marcos River is great for stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, and canoeing. We recommend dipping a paddle during the off-season (from September through April) for a great river adventure with fewer swimmers and tubers to navigate around. Try a guided kayak tour and learn more about the vibrant ecosystem below, give stand-up paddling a try on the gently flowing current, or even go all out with an evening glow adventure! You can find tours for stand-up paddleboards and clear kayaks equipped with LED lights, offering a unique glimpse into the flora and fauna below! 


When the temperatures start to rise in Texas, it’s time to hit the San Marcos River for a float trip. And it surely doesn’t get much better than spending a sunny day floating down…


The San Marcos area is a rather unique place to fish. The San Marcos River is spring-fed in the center of town, making it 72-degrees year-round and have a constant flow, even during drought…