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    Spring Lake Snorkel Program

    **Click HERE to schedule your tour**
    See the local flora and fauna of Spring Lake up close and personal with the Spring Lake Snorkel Program! Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species and is considered one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.


    All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

    Courses Offered

    2-Hour Introductory Course, $45/person

    The introductory course will include:

    • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake

    • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall

    • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)

    • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher

    • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour


    1.5-Hour Advanced Course, $40/person *Coming Soon!*

    Prerequisite: participants must complete introductory course prior to enrolling in advanced course

    The advanced course will include:

    • A brief on water refresher from introductory course

    • An extended and more comprehensive tour of Spring Lake including Riverbed, Arc Site and the deepest high pressure spring in Spring Lake – Deep Hole

    • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher


    1.5-Hour Evening Spotlight Course, $50/person *Coming Soon!*

    Prerequisite: participants must complete introductory course prior to enrolling in the evening spotlight course

    The evening spotlight course includes:

    • Observation of the unique flora and fauna in Spring Lake – at night!

    • A brief on water refresher from introductory course

    • An illuminated tour of the springs with dive lights from Diversion Springs to the deepest high pressure spring in Spring Lake – Deep Hole

    • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher



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    Explore Spring Lake SUP & Kayak Training and Interpretive Tours

    The Meadows Center and REI Outdoor School have teamed up to offer new water-focused activities at Spring Lake. All activities are education focused and led by interpreters who are committed to protecting and sharing Spring Lake. **Click HERE to schedule your tour**

    Wetlands Boardwalk

    The Wetlands Boardwalk allows visitors to walk through a self-guided trail that explains the effects of exotic and invasive species on the habitat, as well as, offering a close up view of the abundant plant and animal life that thrive here.

    The Meadows Center Glass Bottom Boat Tours

    The Meadows Center Glass Bottom Boat Tours, formerly Aquarena Center, offers interpretive and self-guided tours, historic glass bottom boat rides, wetlands boardwalk, Texas River exhibits, nature-friendly Gift Shop and much more.