San Marcos River
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 ‘round. Grab a tube and go for a float. Rent a kayak or stand-up paddle and navigate its length. Bring your snorkel and discover its depth. Or just soak up some sun. For a complete list of park tips and rules, please check HERE.
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!
What is the address for the San Marcos River?
You can find public river access at these City parks:
San Marcos Plaza Park - 206 N CM Allen Pkwy
San Marcos City Park - 170 Charles Austin Drive
Dog Beach - 300 CM Allen Pkwy
Veramendi Plaza - 400 E Hopkins St
Rio Vista Park - 555 Cheatham Street
Ramon Lucio - 601 S CM Allen Pkwy
Crook Park - 420 Riverside
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.
Where do you go to float the San Marcos River?
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.