- 1 Is San Marcos River freshwater?
- 2 How deep is the San Marcos River?
- 3 Where does the San Marcos River begin?
- 4 Is San Marcos River safe?
- 5 Is San Marcos River free?
- 6 Is San Marcos River clean?
- 7 What lives in the San Marcos River?
- 8 Can you tube the San Marcos River?
- 9 Where does San Marcos River End?
- 10 How fast does the San Marcos River flow?
- 11 How much does it cost to float the river in San Marcos?
- 12 How much does it cost to float the Frio River?
Is San Marcos River freshwater?
Luckily for the folks in central Texas, a spring-fed river with water at a refreshing 72 degrees year-round runs through the heart of the state. The crystal-clear water of the San Marcos River bubbles out of hundreds of springs near downtown San Marcos.
How deep is the San Marcos River?
The maximum depth is 11-15ft/3-5m. The average visibility is 16-20ft/5-6m.
Where does the San Marcos River begin?
Join us for a Premier Tubing Experience down the San Marcos River! We are located approximately 10 minutes East of San Marcos, 35 minutes South of Austin, 30 minutes North of New Braunfels, and an hour away from San Antonio. Reservations are not necessary for our Walk up and Tube option but they are highly encouraged.
Is San Marcos River safe?
For the most part, it’s very safe. The water is clear so you can see any underwater obstacles. Small children or non-swimmers should always wear a flotation device. There is only one area at Rio Vista Park where the water flows over a dam and moves pretty fast.
Is San Marcos River free?
There is no cost to use the San Marcos River or the Blanco River. Parking is also free. Visitors may bring their own tubes, kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards or rent one from a vendor.
Is San Marcos River clean?
The spring-fed river water is not only cool, but it is also 10 times cleaner than the EPA standard for drinking water, making it among the cleanest water in the country.
What lives in the San Marcos River?
Smallmouth, largemouth, Guadalupe Bass and Guadalupe/Smallmouth hybrids are all found in the San Marcos. Good numbers of catfish, Rio Grande Perch, several species of sunfish, carp and gar can all be caught on a fly in the same day.
Can you tube the San Marcos River?
Tubing with Your Own Tubes Personal tubes are allowed on the San Marcos River. Tubers may begin their float at City Park and exit at Rio Vista Park. Shuttle rides back to the park are not available to those choosing to tube on their own unless you purchase shuttle service through a local vendor.
Where does San Marcos River End?
The Surface Water Treatment Plant is owned by the City of San Marcos and operated and maintained by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA). The City obtains raw surface water from the Guadalupe River via a pipeline operated by GBRA. The source of the surface water for the City is considered to be Canyon Lake.
How fast does the San Marcos River flow?
Similar to another great river in Texas, the Comal, San Marcos River flow rate is also steady and enjoyable throughout the year, especially in the summer. The river’s flow rate tends to be around 150 to 250 cubic feet per second(cfs) in most parts.
How much does it cost to float the river in San Marcos?
5 answers. No cost to float the San Marcos River with your own tube. You can rent a tube from the Lions Club. Lions also provide a bus shuttle to move you back to the headwaters, so you can float again or get back to your car quickly.
How much does it cost to float the Frio River?
The fee for your tube and shuttle is $20 per person, with that we take you to and from the Frio River, you also receive free parking at our store. Our rentals are on a first come, first served basis, no reservations.