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Unique Ways to Experience the San Marcos River

Summer is in full swing here in “San Marvelous,” and folks are clamoring to cool off in the crisp, clear, refreshing waters of the San Marcos River. Canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boating, fishing, snorkeling, swimming, or tubing…whatever water sport you can imagine, vacationers are doing it. There are some lesser-known adventurous ways to enjoy the spring-fed waters, and we’ve got the scoop on how you can access each.

Adventurous Ways to access the San Marcos River

Glass Bottom Boats

Hop aboard a glass bottom boat with the family and explore all that lies beneath Spring Lake, the headwaters of the pristine San Marcos River. Spot native wildlife, fish, and bubbling springs. Hear a bit of history about the area. Tours run daily and require a reservation. Learn more.

Crystal Kayak Glow Tours

Grab your traveling crew and paddle down the river at night in translucent kayaks. Each kayak is equipped with special underwater LED lights, so you can view aquatic nightlife below. More details on this guided tour.

Scuba and Snorkel Programs

With a year-round temperature of 72 degrees, Spring Lake is the ideal environment for scuba divers and snorkelers to explore. Through its scuba and snorkel programs, The Meadows Center for the Water and Environment hopes to connect participants to the many wonders of the underwater world and educate them on ecosystem preservation. Learn more.

Easy Out and Back Tubing Fun

What would make a day of tubing down the San Marcos River even better? How about a resort that offers easy access to the San Marcos River just steps away from your RV, tent, cabin, or treehouse and conveniently offers tubing rentals and hourly shuttle service? Leisure Resort on the San Marcos River has you covered!

An Even Better Camping Experience for Our Guests

Leisure Resort strives to make every camping venture as enjoyable as possible. We have made several upgrades and additions to the grounds, including extra-large sites and a new and improved RV-friendly entrance. Plus, we now serve Hunt Brothers Pizza (slices and pies) and Blue Bell Ice Cream by the scoop. So, you and the family can enjoy an already prepared feast after an eventful day on the San Marcos River.


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745 S Main St Fentress, TX 78622
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(512) 213-0112

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