Water & Outdoor Recreation in New Braunfels

Dive into New Braunfels, where you will find great water recreation options to cool down under the hot Texas sun. Visitors seeking adventures in nature will love our two clear, clean rivers. The Comal River and the Guadalupe River are popular tubing, kayaking, rafting, boating, and fishing destinations. Canyon Lake is just minutes away, offering great beaches, scenic vistas, boat rentals, and relaxation. Be sure to pack your swimsuit when you visit New Braunfels!

For high-speed hijinks on the water, check out Texas Ski Ranch, where you can practice wakeboarding without a boat! Jump into Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels, named America's best water park for more years than we can count on two hands, featuring 65 acres of fun including:

  • Water slides
  • Tube chutes
  • Three uphill water coasters
  • Wave pool
  • Inland bodyboarding
  • Children's play areas
  • Lots of other ways to enjoy the water

Walk, bike, or ride a miniature train through lovely Landa Park, home of the Comal Springs – the largest springs in Texas. Afterward, take a dip in the refreshing spring-fed pool at the Landa Park Aquatic Complex!

River Rules & Info

  • Rules - Outside City Limits  

    • No glass
    • No foam containers
    • No littering
    • No containers under 5 fluid oz.
    • No jumping from bridges, dams, or trees
  • Rules - Inside City Limits  

    • No disposable containers
    • No glass
    • No foam containers
    • No littering
    • Lifejackets are recommended for weak swimmers and children under eight, PFD’s will be provided to tubers/citizens free of charge w/ deposit at river outfitters
    • No volume drinking devices
    • No containers under 5 fluid oz.
    • Noise devices may not be audible beyond 50 feet
    • No jumping from bridges, dams, or trees
    • Coolers must have a locking mechanism on the lid (zipper, Velcro, latch, cord) with a maximum size of 30 quarts and 1 cooler per person
    • Inflatable devices cannot exceed five feet in length or width
    • Vessels on the rivers may not be over 18 feet in length
    • When the river flow is above 500cfs, it is mandatory for all children under eight years of age to wear a lifejacket
    • When the river flow is above 750cfs, it is mandatory for all individuals to wear a lifejacket
    • When the river flow is above 1000cfs, tubing is not allowed. The only allowed recreation is raft trips & kayaks
  • Costs & Fees  

    Expect to spend $15-22 per person, including shuttle, tube rental, and fees. Most outfitters require a drivers license or credit card to hold as a rental deposit.

  • Parking  

    We recommend using one of our preferred River Outfitters which typically have on-site or no charge parking with shuttle services. 

    Prefer to do it on your own? No problem, visitors are welcome to park at Prince Solms Park for $20, Hinman Island for $30 and Elizabeth Ave for $10. To save time, download the ParkMobile app before arriving. (Parking fees only apply between May 1st and Labor Day, 8AM-7PM.)

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