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    Trips, Treks & Adventures San Marcos Itineraries

    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. It's not uncommon to see recreationist surfing the rapids and sunbathers along the river banks. This is also the point of pick up for the Lions Club Tube shuttle. Bring your own tube or rent one from Lions Club up stream at City Park

    The amenities include Restrooms, Tennis Courts, 1/2 Basketball Court, Benches, a Pavilion, City Swimming Pool, Hike/Bike Trails and Trash Cans.

    There are no admission or parking fees.

    For a complete list of park tips and rules, please check HERE.  

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    Texas Canoes and Kayaks

    Open by reservation only 
    Texas Canoes and Kayaks is the premier outfitters for rentals and guides trips along the San Marcos River. 


    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. 

    Rio Vista Falls Dam

    There is no fee or reservation required to enter Rio Vista Park to access the San Marcos River.