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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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 eco-friendly sunscreen, get comfy in your tube, securely tie down your belongings, 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 please take care of your belongings and trash responsibly. Remember, take what you bring!

San Marcos River

The vibrant and delicate ecosystem of the San Marcos River bubbles to life from hundreds of springs right in the City's center. Always a refreshing 72 degrees, the river is enjoyed year…

Rio Vista Park

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…