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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. Comal River is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, New Braunfels Edition.
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  • We chose to float this river because of the water chute. Thinking there was only one, we were pleasantly surprised to experience three. The float takes about 2-3 hours depending on how crowded it is. ...  more »
  • We just floated on a very hot day... the heat index was 108, the water was cold and felt amazing. 1 big water chute then 2 little ones. Float with a cooler and waterproof speaker. Relax and have fun!!...  more »
  • This river is amazingly clear and cold and is one of the best rivers to tube down during the summertime. Swimming in this river is like swimming in a aquarium. The main problem is the river gets way t...  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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