Comal River, New Braunfels

4 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews

Prince Solms Park or Landa Park

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    Life at a slower pace

    by dancer5224 Written Jan 31, 2011

    The Comal River, shortest river in the world at 2.3 miles, originates in Landa Park, meanders past the power generation plant and Wurst Halle, and then becomes a place for first rate water sports of a docile nature. Entirely Spring fed and fresh water, the river is fairly deep, 3-15', fairly wide, about 60' for most of it, and is in town. That means no drunken outbursts, pole dancing, or toplessness! This is a family oriented water area, so please behave here. You can rent tubes with or without bottoms at many places, or bring your own. There is a water recreation fee to offset the investment the city has made with police and EMS, takeout locations, and traffic management. Currently $1.25, and cheap enough compared to a waterpark. The river makes a horshoe, so it is a fairly quick trip if you need to get back to reality soon, or you can repeat as often as the shuttle busses let you. You usually put in at Prince Solms Park, float past the Tube Chute, which is a lot of fun, hang around there for a bit if you wish, or float on down, past 2 more dams with rapids involved, detour around if you want, then lazily float the rest of the way around the horseshoe, until you reach a take out point on Lincoln Street. Feel free at any time to drop out of your tube and swim. The crystal clear water feels delicious after a bit of sun, and is usually a cool 68*. You can rent a tube to carry your ice chest, but be aware of limitations on size, to help control the drunks who make everyone's life miserable. No bongs, topless dancing or other aggravations will make this a fun place for the kids as well. Many families have been coming here for decades, and are already welcoming the 4th generation to the river. Come on down the water's fine!

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    • School Holidays
    • Family Travel
    • Water Sports

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    Swimming, Snorkleing, Tubing the Comal River

    by HarlanKraft Written May 21, 2005

    The Comal River is a one of a kind experience, although it ranks among the shortest rivers in the world, its crystal clear spring waters provide the perfect oportunity
    snorkle or swim.
    Great visability underwater especially on week days when less tubers are floating and enjoying ice cold beer.

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    • Budget Travel
    • Family Travel
    • Diving and Snorkeling

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