Swimming in San Marcos


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Cultural remains at Hamilton Pool Preserve date back 8,000 years, and one can even find fossilized dinosaur footprints in nearby creek beds. The pool itself isn’t too deep, and Hamilton Creek keeps the water level relatively constant by filling it via a spectacular 50-foot waterfall. During colder weather, the area also makes for great hiking with its picturesque limestone formations.
24300 Hamilton Pool Road
Dripping Springs,
TX
US
On sweltering summer days, the San Marcos River becomes a cooling respite for hundreds of tubers thanks to Don's Fish Camp. The shop rents tubes with coolers and sells supplies such as sunscreen and waterproof cameras for tubers to take onto the water. When not floating with a brew in hand, tubers can barbecue and picnic along the banks flush with trees and shrubbery. The rec area accommodates those who aren’t ready to go home at the end of day by allowing guests to pitch a tent and camp under the stars to the sound of rushing water and largemouth bass that just won't shut up. To give these visitors a scenic place to tube and party, Don's team cleans up the riverbanks daily and requests guests bring no glass or styrofoam on the premises.
105 Nelle Ln.
Martindale,
TX
US
For more than 130 years, the YMCA has worked to facilitate growth for individuals as well as communities by providing social-enrichment programs that promote honesty, respect, and responsibility. YMCA of Greater San Antonio, which features locations throughout the metropolitan area, helps people improve their lives with healthy living programs that offer inclusive training classes as well as lifelong learning classes. Youth development initiatives and childcare services allow children as well as teens to develop positive behaviors while exploring their interests in a safe, supportive environment. The centers also encourage social responsibility by providing opportunities to support local communities through volunteerism and charitable giving.
710 Landa St
New Braunfels,
TX
US
John Newcombe Country Club's veranda looks out upon eight lit tennis courts with a sweeping backdrop of Texas Hill Country. While tennis students aged 3 and up scamper over the courts under the guidance of certified instructors, AFAA-certified personal trainers oversee the fitness program, while making sure to reapply bronzing oil every half-hour. They guide trainees through free-weight exercises, as well as classes in Zumba, Pilates, TRX training, and AquaFit conducted in an outdoor pool. While their parents sweat, children can make art and watch movies in the kids' club, or seek out their dream rackets in the pro shop.
625 Mission Valley Road
New Braunfels,
TX
US
Chuck's Tubes' team sends their customers on laid-back journeys down the Comal River's tree-lined waterways. Their inflatable vessels?which can also accommodate coolers and nonrobotic dogs?float down the river as it winds through the city of New Braunfels. Once tubers reach the end of their journey, a shuttle ferries them back to the launch point for another trip down the river. At Chuck's Tubes' headquarters, staff members help visitors understand maps of the Comal River and that tubes don't actually taste like donuts.
493 N Market St.
New Braunfels,
TX
US
Situated along the Comal River, this 70-acre water park boasts more than four miles of attractions, including tube slides, a wave pool, and the Boogie Bahn Surfing Ride, where a foam surface keeps surfing newbies from wiping out too hard. Several attractions, including a toddler pool, cater to the littlest swimmers.
305 W Austin St
New Braunfels,
TX
US
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