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    Rio Vista Falls Dam

    The jewel of Rio Vista Park that has become a play area for tubers, kayakers, SUP boarders and everyone else. This is a great location if you want to play and cool off on a hot summer day. 

    Rent a tube from Lion's Club Tube Rental and your float ends at here where you can shoot the rapids all day. 

    Tubing not your thing, CabanaSMTX can hook you up with a kayak to paddle the river.  

    Want to try a Stand Up Paddling (SUP)? Paddle SMTX can outfit you! 

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    Open reservations required
    SUP SMTX offers year-round paddleboard rentals to anyone looking to experience the beautiful San Marcos River. Rentals include access to the private dock at Ivar's River Pub. 

    San Marcos Wildlife Habitat Park

    The park is 10 acres and the amenities include Restrooms, Hike/Bike Trails, Benches, Trash Cans and Picnic Tables. 

    Rio Vista Park

    Rio Vista Park is a great place to put your kayak in and paddle upstream or just swim in the deep watering hole. There are no admission or parking fees.