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Comal River, New Braunfels

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Perfect your rafting or kayaking skills on Comal River, one of the shortest navigable rivers in the world. Although this river runs for just 4 km (2.5 mi), it maintains a constant and very comfortable temperature of about 22 C (72 F), making it an ideal location for scuba divers and for the fountain darter--a species of fish in danger of extinction. The river features a tube chute and several wide and gentle stretches, making it popular with families with small kids learning to swim and snorkel. There are limited tourist facilities on the river, so be sure to bring your own gear and supplies. Plan your visit to Comal River and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our New Braunfels sightseeing planner.
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  • I lived here 20yrs ago and never went to the river cause i was afraid of it. But went back in 7/16 and went on both rivers, the toobing was so much fun, the weather was around 94 the water was nice an...  more »
  • I imagine from the photos this is a zoo in the summer but it is very peaceful on an overcast winter day. Nice to see without the crowds. Beautiful river and scenery, lots of birds.  more »
  • This is a great place to visit and have some fun. Try to pick a day when the youngsters aren't there and you will have a great time. When you get some good weather to float the river you should take a...  more »
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  • Comal river is famous for its tubing. I would personally advise if anyone can swim good can take tubing in comal river. Else, tubing is also available in Schlitterbahn.
  • This place is so fun because you get to swim and jump in the river!❤ So many lovely people at the river and camping. It is so much fun! I am going back!
  • This river is beautiful and we rented tubes and floated for hours, it was alot of fun, I recommend you bring a tube, they are expensive to rent...
  • Very nice and has lots of fun with my family.
  • My annual must visit spot!
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