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Texas Water Safari

The Meadows Center Glass Bottom Boat Tours

8:00am start at Spring Lake
Billed as the “World’s Toughest Canoe Race,” the Texas Water Safari is a 260-mile long canoe and kayak race from Spring Lake in San Marcos to the city of Seadrift on the Texas coastline. Teams travel day and night, nonstop, to be competitive but teams who occasionally stop for sleep must reach mandatory checkpoint cutoff times and cross the finish line by the 100 hour deadline. Come cheer the teams on at our riverside parks as they set off on this grueling race. Watch the 8am start at the Meadows Center or as they paddle past from City Park, Rio Vista Park or Stokes park. 

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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.

Dog Park

The park is 2 acres and the amenities include a Covered Shade Area, Picnic Tables, Benches, Water Tub, Water Fountain, Pett Mit Dispenser, Scoops, and Trash Cans.