Tubing in San Marcos, TX
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 crystal-clear spring-fed river that stays 72 degrees all year long. So, slather on some sunscreen, get comfy in your tube and let the gentle current take you on a relaxing summertime SMTXperience. Adult beverages are okay to enjoy on your float, just as long as they aren’t in glass containers or Styrofoam coolers and you take care of your trash responsibly. Remember, take what you bring!
Where do you go to float the San Marcos River?
How long is the San Marcos tubing?
Depending on the water levels in the San Marcos River, Lions Club Tube Rental float lasts about 45 minutes to an hour. Texas State Tubes and Don's Fish Camp are more like a three hour float.
How much is it to float the river in San Marcos?
Tubing pricing depends on the outfitter you choose.
- Lions Club Tube Rental is $22 per tube (with unlimited shuttle), or if you bring your own tube the shuttle is $12 per person.
- Don's Fish Camp float pass is $28 per person or $19 if you bring your own tube. This includes the shuttle and parking.
- Texas State Tubes is $28 for tube rentals, $17 if you bring your own tube, $17 for military/students/teachers/first responders, $10 for children ages 7-12 (life jackets required), and free for ages 6 and under (life jackets required). This includes the shuttle.
San Marcos River Information
What are the hours for the San Marcos River?
San Marcos riverfront parks are open from 6am-11pm unless posted otherwise.
Can we swim in the San Marcos River?
What kind of fish are in the San Marcos River?
Catfish, Rio Grande Perch, San Marcos Gambusia, Sunfish, Carp, Gar, and more!
Rio Vista Park is a great place to put your kayak in and paddle upstream or just swim in the deep watering hole. It's not uncommon to see recreationist surfing the rapids and sunbathers…