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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 have not dipped my bod in this beauty since I prefer bath water temp. Don't let this stop you. Go for it...might tighten up any loose body parts/skin.  more »
  • The Comal River is unique. With Crystal clear water most of the time a rock shelf and spring fed its great for shallow drift diving, night dives and more. You can lap swim against the current, fish or...  more »
  • I did have a fun time on the river, but there are a few things people did not tell me prior to going. One, after the first shoot there is another shoot, but it can be dangerous. With everyone pushed a...  more »

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Where to stay in New Braunfels

Downtown New Braunfels offers easy access to activities on the river. Consider a stay near the river for views and notable nearby restaurants. Familiar chains offer a large selection of rooms, and there are also bed and breakfasts housed in early 20th-century buildings.
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